“Having the opportunity to groom young athletes, teach them life lessons, values and the importance of hard work- how to win with grace and how to lose with dignity but never give up - watch children grow through sports into mature, confident and successful young adults- this is what fuels my passion for coaching. There is no greater gift than knowing you are making a difference in the lives of those you coach.”
Cindy Millison has been coaching for Kennett High School since 2017. She coached for the Delaware Swim Team (USA) for 21 years from 1999-2020. She has also coached and instructed for YMCA of Delaware and Maryland Programs and for summer league teams in the Suburban Swim League (SSL), the North Brandywine Swim League (NBSL) and the DELMARVA League (DSA). She is most sought after for her technical knowledge of mechanics for competitive swimmers, and for her ability to analyze and correct stroke deficiencies.
As Head Coach for Charter School of Wilmington (Delaware) 2012-2016, she led the girls team to 3 State Championships and 1 State Runner-Up Title, and the boys team to 3 State Runner-Up Titles and 1 State Championship Title (2016) which disrupted the momentum of the eleven year reign of the Legendary Salesianum. At Kennett she has led the Blue Demons Boys to Ches-Mont American Division Champions in 2019, 2020, 2022 and the girls to Runner- Up in 2022. The teams have also had major successes at the PIAA District One and State Championships.
Cindy has been USA Swimming Certified since 1996 and holds National Certification and Accreditation as an Interscholastic Coach with National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). She is an active member of the Pennsylvania High School Swim Coaches Association (PHSSCA)and the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA).
Cindy is a proud native of Burnsville, North Carolina located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain High Country. She earned a dual B.A. Degree in German Language and Music from Furman University, Greenville SC. Upon graduation she was commissioned to the US Army and proudly served consecutive overseas active duty tours as an Airborne certified - operations, administration, maintenance and logistics officer. In her down time she enjoys the beach, hiking National Parks and everything Disney! She has four adult children and currently resides in Bear, Delaware with her husband Keith and three dogs; Rosie, Prada and Manny.
Steve Finegan - Assistant Coach
Coach Steve brings a vast and knowledgeable coaching experience to Kennett High School Swim Team. Steve swam for the Rosyln Swim Team from ages 6-18. He coached Middle School Track - 9 years , Middle School Soccer - 7 years, Recreational and Travel Soccer - 5 years, and finally Kennett High School Swim Team since 2015.
Steve has been teaching middle school since 1992. He is married and has three boys: two in college and one in High School. He also has two dogs, Finn and Perdy.
Steve graduated from the University of Richmond where he majored in business, and a few years later got his Masters Degree in Teaching from Virginia Commonwealth University.