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IU Swimming and Diving team adds graduate assistant diving coach

Then-sophomore diver Jessica Parratto, now a senior, dives in a 2016 women's 10-meter event at the IUPUI Natatorium. Parratto is entering her senior season in 2018-19.

The IU Swimming and Diving team has hired a new graduate assistant, Kevin Burke, as an addition to the diving coaching staff.

"We are so excited to add Kevin to our staff," IU diving Coach Drew Johansen said in an IU press release. "The addition of an graduate assistant diving coach is a major step for our sport and Kevin is the perfect fit to be the first in this role. Kevin brings a wealth of diving knowledge and experience and will raise the level of coaching here at IU."

Burke has over 20 years of diving and coaching experience he will bring to Bloomington. 

Burke began diving at the age of seven, and was a part of the University of Maryland diving team, where he was a three-time ACC champion and a consolation finalist at the NCAA Championships. He also was a two-time member of the Junior National Team, as he qualified for the Pan-American Championships and Junior World Championships. 

Burke formerly coached at the Montgomery Dive Club in Montgomery County, Maryland. The club has produced divers who have gone on to be Junior National Champions, National Team members and Olympic Trial qualifiers.

As a graduate student at IU, Burke will be working toward a Masters degree in Recreation Administration.

Matt Cohen

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