Tennessee Diving

Tennessee Diving

About the Coaches

Dave Parrington

Head Diving Coach at the University of Tennessee
Tennessee Diving School

  • Three time Olympian, once as a diver and twice as a coach
  • 2015 & 2016 SEC Men’s Coach of the Year
  • 2013 NCAA Women’s Diving Coach of the Year
  • Coach of 7 NCAA Champions and 37 SEC Champions
  • Coach of one World Championship Gold medalist and a Bronze medal
  • Coach of 9 USA Diving National Champions, most recently 2010
  • Coach of 2 Commonwealth Games Gold medalists, a silver and bronze
  • 13 time Southeastern Conference Diving Coach of the Year
  • 1997 USA Diving Award of Excellence winner
  • 1988 WHOSAM Award winner
  • 26 years as Head Diving Coach at the University of Tennessee
Michael Wright

Head Age Group Coach and UT Volunteer Assistant CoachTrials photo

  • 2015 Tennessee State coach of the year
  • Coach of  3 Tennessee State diving champions
  • 2010 USA Diving 1 meter National Champion
  • 2011 SEC 1 meter Champion and NCAA All America
  • 2012 USA 3 meter Olympic Trial finalist
  • University of Tennessee Diving Team alumni 2008-11

 

 

 

Kristen Sheppard- 

Beginner and Intermediate Coach

  • 1986 – 1994 University of Calgary Diving Club / Dive Calgary
  • Provincial Age Group and Senior Champion
  • Age Group National medalist, Senior national finalist
  • Western Canada Games participant
  • 1993 – 1999 Maxwell Associates & Falcon Entertainment, Inc
  • Coach at the University of Calgary

 

 

Michael Howell- Beginner and Intermediate Coach Image result for michael howell diving

  • 2016 NCAA Zone qualifier
  • 2016 SEC Finalist
  • University of Tennessee Diving Alumni