Will Bailey is coming to Hobcaw Yacht Club after having worked in the hospitality, sports and country club industries for fifteen years. He has been able to focus on his passion for management during the last four with great successes at each club. Will brings a unique outlook of experience organizing, promoting and executing best in class industry practices having directed and/or managed some of the southeast’s most respected privately owned and non-for-profit clubs. Will strongly believes that through providing consistent and high quality service, members will feel the most comfortable at the club and get the most out of their membership. Through his tireless passion for business growth, sustainability and member satisfaction, he is ultimately focused on ensuring a club is functioning at the highest potential.
Will’s family all live in the Charleston area and are avid tennis players. Will played Division 1 tennis at The Citadel and College of Charleston and was ranked within the top 500 American tennis players after completing his undergraduate. After his successful playing career, he would later build one of Charleston's most successful junior tennis program while completing his Masters degree in Sports Management from Northeastern University. Will is profoundly excited to now call Hobcaw Yacht Club his new managment career home. When Will is not at HYC, he and his wife, Jaime, enjoy biking, boating, tennis, golf and anything that keeps them active. They currently live around the bend from HYC in Mount Pleasant, SC with their two dogs, Onyx and Mayer.
MSLD, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
BS, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
Mary B. Shaw
Coach Mary B. was born and raised in Mt. Pleasant, SC. She is a graduate of Lenoir-Ryne College in Hickory, NC, where she was a scholarship athlete in soccer and basketball. She met her husband and best friend Chandler there. They have 3 children; Gil, 13, Adair, 10, and Chandler, 6. All five of them are thrilled to be a part of this new team – WAHOO!!!
She began her swim coaching career when she was 19 years old at the same summer swim team she swam for, the Hobcaw Yacht Club Marlins. She coached until her first child was born, and then took a break to have a family and be a full-time mom. She has been the head coach of the Marlins since 2011. Her children began to develop a love for the sport that allowed Mary B. to dive into coaching more seriously. In addition to summer swim league, she has been coaching year-round for five years.
If you’ve ever seen Mary B. in the heat of competition or coaching, you've seen her passion and enthusiasm for youth sports. She believes in the complete development of the total athlete, and that’s why swimming is so appealing to her.
Please reach out to Mary B. with any questions about pool or swim team!