AVHS names Pearson boys swim coach

Apple Valley High School girls swimming head coach Scott Pearson was named Tuesday to lead the school’s boys swimming program.

Pearson replaces Mike McManus, who retired from teaching and coaching in June. Pearson had been a longtime assistant boys swimming coach at AVHS. He has been girls head coach since 2006 and will continue in that role.

“Mike McManus served as the best role model and coach that I have worked with,” Pearson said in a news release from the school. “Continuing his legacy in swimming at AVHS while developing a new team identity will be a major goal in the transition as the new coach. I look forward to the opportunity.

Pearson is math trainer and assessment coordinator for Independent School District 196 and is responsible for professional development, technology assistance and Minnesota testing assessments.