September 22, 2020

Chamberlain named coach of the year twice plus her team’s taken state twice

Coach Allie Chamberlain

Administrative assistant, photographer and swim coach are some of the titles USU Eastern’s Allie Chamberlain has on her resume.

 Although she likes all her titles, she is proud of coaching the Carbon High School girl’s 3A swim team where they won state the past two seasons.

 The back-to-back state championship coach led her team to consecutive  state championships in 2019 and ‘20.

 Chamberlain’s husband Cris is an adjunct professor at Utah State University Eastern in the surgical tech program and is the assistant coach  for the team. He is also a surgical nurse practitioner for Dr. Jon Presset and Castleview Hospital.

Carbon High School ‘s swim team not only won 3A state, but also broke two school records while at state. The team won first place in the 200-medley relay (with Nicole Swasey, Tyrca Jaramillo, Sopfia Crompton and Emily Jesperson) and second place in the 200-freestyle relay (with Thalyn Lyman, Haylie Powell, Sophia Crompton and Kacee Barrett.) 

After they won the championship, the team had a police escort to the high school in celebration of their victory. Hundreds of  students, parents and friends waited at Carbon High School to congratulate and cheer each member on. 

She has been swimming for over 35 years and started swimming at Cedar City High School under Richard Coston. He is not only Chamberlain’s father-in-law, but also one of her mentors. Her other mentor is Joe Pereria, who she and her children continue to work with. 

Chamberlain has coached at Carbon High five years, the first three as an assistant and head coach the past two years.

 One of the people who really inspires her is her son, Rylan, who graduated from USUE in 2020.   As a mother of four, she has two more children who are on the swim team including 16-year-old Camden and 14-year-old Alyssa. She’s also a grandma of a 8-month-old boy who lives with his mother, Sammie, in Phoenix, Ari. 

Another accolade on Allie’s resume is  being named female coach of the year the past two seasons. 

She says her favorite things about coaching is the relationships she builds with her athletes, especially watching them develop and achieve their goals.

One of the ways Chamberlain motivates the students she coaches is focusing on positives, plus acknowledging their accomplishments. 

She says, “It’s them against the clock, it’s not a win or lose. If you give me your best, that’s enough.” 

Allie focuses on the little things as a coach that make the big differences. Little accomplishments, even down to a hundredth of a second, makes the whole in her book. Chamberlain enjoys coaching and plans to stay at Carbon and hopefully coach her children throughout high school. She says,”we’re just a swimming family, ya know?”

Besides being a swim coach at Carbon High School, she works at USU Eastern as the administrative assistant for the office of student life, leadership and diversity. 

 The back-to-back state championship coach led her team to consecutive  state championships in 2019 and ‘20.

 Chamberlain’s husband Cris is an adjunct professor at Utah State University Eastern in the surgical tech program and is the assistant coach  for the team. He is also a surgical nurse practitioner for Dr. Jon Presset and Castleview Hospital.

Carbon High School ‘s swim team not only won 3A state, but also broke two school records while at state. The team won first place in the 200-medley relay (with Nicole Swasey, Tyrca Jaramillo, Sopfia Crompton and Emily Jesperson) and second place in the 200-freestyle relay (with Thalyn Lyman, Haylie Powell, Sophia Crompton and Kacee Barrett.) 

After they won the championship, the team had a police escort to the high school in celebration of their victory. Hundreds of  students, parents and friends waited at Carbon High School to congratulate and cheer each member on. 

She has been swimming for over 35 years and started swimming at Cedar City High School under Richard Coston. He is not only Chamberlain’s father-in-law, but also one of her mentors. Her other mentor is Joe Pereria, who she and her children continue to work with. 

Chamberlain has coached at Carbon High five years, the first three as an assistant and head coach the past two years.

 One of the people who really inspires her is her son, Rylan, who graduated from USUE in 2020.   As a mother of four, she has two more children who are on the swim team including 16-year-old Camden and 14-year-old Alyssa. She’s also a grandma of a 8-month-old boy who lives with his mother, Sammie, in Phoenix, Ari. 

Another accolade on Allie’s resume is  being named female coach of the year the past two seasons. 

She says her favorite things about coaching is the relationships she builds with her athletes, especially watching them develop and achieve their goals.

One of the ways Chamberlain motivates the students she coaches is focusing on positives, plus acknowledging their accomplishments. 

She says, “It’s them against the clock, it’s not a win or lose. If you give me your best, that’s enough.” 

Allie focuses on the little things as a coach that make the big differences. Little accomplishments, even down to a hundredth of a second, makes the whole in her book. Chamberlain enjoys coaching and plans to stay at Carbon and hopefully coach her children throughout high school. She says,”we’re just a swimming family, ya know?”

Besides being a swim coach at Carbon High School, she works at USU Eastern as the administrative assistant for the office of student life, leadership and diversity. 

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