UF Swim Lessons
Matt Cook joins the University of Findlay swimming and diving staff after a successful swimming career at Ashland University.
During his collegiate swimming career he earned 7 All-America honors, won 3 GLIAC titles, set 3 school records and served as captain his senior year. Cook graduated from AU in 2012 with a degree in Physical Education.
Coach Cook spent the 2014-15 season coaching Lake Erie College. During his year at LEC, the team set 11 new school records, crowned the school’s first female conference champion in any sport, and qualified one swimmer to the NCAA championship.
Prior to beginning his collegiate coaching career Cook taught physical education at Menlo Park Academy, a K-8 school for gifted learners in Cleveland. In addition to teaching, Matt also served as an assistant coach for B3 Aquatics and Hathaway Brown School.
Cook is currently pursuing his master’s degree in education from UF and is in his first season with the Oilers.
Michelle Billeaud is entering her first season as a graduate assistant coach with the Oilers swimming and diving team in 2015-16.
Although a native of Louisiana, Billeaud has been living in Georgia the last four years where she has been competing as a collegiate athlete with Brenau University’s swim team. While a part of the team, she received repeated All-American honors, was co-captain for three years, and was a part of the Scholar All-American team.
While working on her undergraduate degree, Billeaud was also coaching the North Hall High School swim team, where she coached multiple state qualifiers.
Billeaud received her bachelor's degree in business administration while at Brenau. She is currently pursuing her MBA with a focus in organizational leadership at the University of Findlay.
Stephanie Fleming is entering her second season as the Oilers diving coach during the 2015-16 campaign.
During the 2014-15 season, Fleming coached diver Ashleigh Weddington to an All-American award at the NCAA DII National Championship, the first time an Oilers diver has ever earned the honor.
Fleming came to the Oilers after serving as the diving coach for three years at St. Bonaventure University. While there, she was tabbed the Atlantic 10 Diving Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2013. Fleming’s guidance helped St. Bonaventure win an Atlantic 10 title in 2013 as well.
During her career, Fleming has also coached summer camps at the University of Michigan and the University of Buffalo. She has also run a youth diving club, teaching divers of all ages and experience.
Fleming was a diver for the University of Michigan and was a three-time academic all-Big 10 pick. She also collected the University of Michigan athletic academic achievement award in each of her seasons with the team. Fleming also reached the finals at the Big 10 championship and was a three-time NCAA zone qualifier.
Outside of coaching, Fleming continues to dive and competes at the senior zones and master’s nationals. She has won two national titles in the latter.
Fleming is married to Jesse Fleming, who serves as the associate head women’s basketball coach at Bowling Green State University.