2017 coaching staff
Beth Flynn comes from upstate New York where she attended Syracuse University. She came to the Laney Aquatics community in 2010 when she joined the Laney Water Polo team. After competing for Laney in water polo and swimming for two seasons, she joined the staff as an assistant coach in the Fall of 2013.
She has been the Head Water Polo Coach since Fall 2014, and has been co-coach of the Swimming and Diving Team during the 2015 and 2017 season. During the 2015 season, she was awarded Bay Valley Coach of the year along with Coach Stretch. She is currently an active member of the USMS program
Rick Becker, MS, ATC, CSCS, CES
Rick Becker is a NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer. Rick began his athletic training education at Diablo Valley College in 2004 before transferring to Cal State Fullerton where he graduated magna cum laude receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training. As a Bay Area native, Rick returned to Northern California in 2014 to begin his Junior College career at DVC before joining Laney College in fall 2017.
As a graduate student at California University, Rick earned a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science focusing his efforts on rehabilitative sciences and corrective exercise. Rick has a strong focus on manual therapy and a philosophy in treating the whole body, rather than simply addressing the pathology, in the preventative effort to reduce the occurrence of overuse injury related to sport.
Rick’s vision as an athletic trainer is to blend his education and training with clinical expertise, knowledge of current research, and patient expectations to create a pathway providing the best possible health care for the Laney College student-athlete population.