Huber announces Wingfield as IU assistant diving coach

By Gabrielle Reed
Published Aug 21, 2012 1:44 pm

Dr. Jeff Huber, Indiana University head diving coach, announced today former USA diving head coach John Wingfield as the new IU assistant diving coach.

A regular in the diving community, Wingfield has served with USA diving for 14 years and has held the position as the Director of the National Training Center since 2009. He has trained talents such as Thomas Finchum, Mary Beth Dunnichay and Olympic medalist David Boudia.

Wingfield is also the head coach of 2012 National Champion of the women's platform and the synchronized platform Jessica Parratto.

Bringing a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise, Wingfield is expected to make the IU diving program stronger, Huber said in a press release.

"John is recognized in the diving community as one of the best diving coaches not only in the United States but in the world and he has developed from the ground up countless elite level divers," Huber said.

Currently, the IU men's diving teams has 11 competitors including first place Big Ten Champions of the 3-meter synchronized diving Mick Dell'Orco and Darian Schmidt.

On the women's side, Sara Gelman, Kate Hillman and 2012 AT&T USA Diving National Championship runner-up Amy Cozad return for the 2012-13 season.

"I am very excited to join the Indiana University family, and to be an integral part of IU swimming and diving," Wingfield said in a press release. "A program imbued with 53 years of tradition and success at the Big Ten, NCAA and international levels. My goal is to help institute a program that responsibly upholds such tradition and participates in the growth and development of great student-athletes"

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