Welcome, my name is Coach Snook. I am a 20 year veteran teacher/coach. I teach Swimming and Physical Education. I graduated from The University of Houston with a Masters of Education in Sports Administration.
I was a military dependent who moved every year until high school where I spent my sophomore through senior year at Balboa High School in the Republic of Panama.
I went to undergraduate at Sam Houston State University where I founded the SHSU Rugby Team. When not teaching, I am a photographer for the Houston SaberCats and Houston Roller Derby.
Hey there! I'm Coach Yasin Puertas, your friendly neighborhood Assistant Coach and Aquatic Adventurer! 🏊♂️🐠🌊✨
Ever since I could remember, I've been a water baby. Born and raised on the stunning African coast of the Mediterranean Sea, I learned to swim before I could even walk! I guess you could say I'm part fish, part human! 🐟🌴
When I'm not blowing bubbles in the pool or teaching our swimmers the secrets of the sea, I'm Pershing Middle School's Journalism Teacher. I have been sharing my passion for education and storytelling with students for 23 years. 📚🎓
I hold a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Communication, a Master's degree in Cinema Production and Scriptwriting, and another Master's degree in New Information Technology. 🎥💻🎬
As the resident tech guru of our team, I take care of the timing systems, manage our website, and support our Head Coach with a splash of humor and a tidal wave of enthusiasm. You could call me the "Swim-formation" Technology Expert! 🕒💦🌐
So, if you see me around the pool, don't hesitate to say hi – I'm always up for a quick chat or a good laugh! Just make sure you catch me when I'm not diving into the deep end of the pool or exploring new depths in the world of education. 🌊🏊♂️🦈✨