For the third straight Olympic Games, IU diving coach Jeff Huber has been named a member of the USA diving staff. He will be joining IU diver Christina Loukas in Beijing this August.
Huber’s first experience with the Olympics came during the 1984 games in Los Angeles, where he coached the Dominican Republic team. He also coached during the 2000 and 2004 Olympics.
Although Huber looks forward to working with Loukas in China, he expressed disappointment that another one of his proteges did not make the Olympic cut.
“I am also excited to coach at my third Olympic Games, and I look forward to working with Christina,” Huber said in a press release. “I only wish that former IU diver and 2004 Olympian Cassandra Cardinell had made the team as well. She trained very hard the past four years and certainly is good enough to compete against the best in the world.”
Huber and Loukas are set to compete at the U.S. National Championships later this month in Pasadena, Calif., before crossing the Pacific.
Huber has coached at an international level several times, including a stint as head diving coach at the 2007 World University Games and head coach for the United States for the World Championships in 2005 and 2007. He is a seven-time U.S. National Coach of the Year and was recently named the 2008 Big Ten Coach of the Year.
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