JOHN DISSINGER - Head Girl's Swimming & Diving Coach
Coach Dissinger has worked in swimming in the Kingwood area for over 20 years. He also serves as the Head Girls' Swimming Coach at Kingwood Park High School. Since his arrival at KPHS the Girls team has captured four straight Region Championships and recently finished 2nd in the 2018 5A State Championships. His swimmers have also captured numerous All State Awards. Coach Dissinger recently served as the President of the Eagle Swimming Association. Under his guidance swimmers captured numerous Individual and Relay State Champions, State Records and one National Record.
As the former Head Age Group coach of Blue Tide he coached numerous swimmers to state championships and national rankings which also include numerous state records and three relays that captured national championships. He was the head age group coach of two Texas Age Group Championship teams. For all of his swimmers’ accomplishments he was named 2001 Gulf Swimming and the 2002 Texas Swimming Age Group Coach of the year. Coach Dissinger has a BS and MS in Physical Education from Western Kentucky University where he was a four year letterman and Team Captain for the Hilltoppers. He and his wife Sharon have three children Spencer (Oklahoma State), A.J. (Texas State), Merritt (former swimmer at Penn State) with her husband Tony and granddaughter Jolie.
GREG MCLAIN - Head Boy's Swimming & Diving Coach
Coach McLain has over 25 years of coaching experience, including summer league, high school and club coaching. He began coaching summer league after graduation from high school, and graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science.
During his tenure as Head Boys Coach at Kingwood Park, his teams have won 5 State Championships, along with a second, third, fourth and fifth place finish. The Panthers have won 8 Region Championships as well as 10 straight District Championships.
Coach McLain has been named the Boys TISCA State Coach of the Meet (2020), State Swimming Coach of the Year 3 Times (2010, 2011, 2015), Region Coach of the Year 12 times (Swimming and Diving) and District Coach of the Year 12 times (Swimming and Diving). In 2015, he was named the National Federation of High School (NFHS) State and Regional Boys Swimming Coach of the Year.
The Panthers have set 6 State Records and have had numerous State Champions and All Americans.
Coach McLain served as President of the Texas Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (TISCA) from 2016 to 2018 and was the High School speaker at the 2015 TISCA Clinic.
Coach McLain lives in Kingwood with his wife Jennifer and daughter Erin.