Program Director - Hongping Li
Coach Li has been the Head Diving Coach at the University of Southern California since 1999. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education from the University of Southern California in 1989. Before emigrating to the USA, Coach Li was a 12 time Chinese National Champion and a member of both the 1980 and 1984 Chinese Olympic teams. He earned a Gold Medal at the 1981 FINA World Cup 10 meter platform competition in Mexico City, a Bronze Medal on the 3 meter springboard at the 1986 World Championships in Madrid, Spain and was the 3 meter NCAA Champion in 1986.
Pac-12 Men's Diving Coach of the Year 2009, 2016, 2017, 2018
Pac-12 Women's Diving Coach of the Year 2012, 2013, 2014
Pac-10 Diving Coach of the Year 2011, 2010, 2009, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2002, and 2001
NCAA Women's Coach of the Year 2006 and 2002
USOC Diving Development Coach of the Year 1999 and 1998
2018 Canada Grand Prix - USA Team Coach
2017 World University Games - USA Team Head Coach
2011, 2015 World Championships - USA Diving Team Manager
2014 Canada Grand Prix - USA Team Assistant Coach
2010 Inaugural Youth Olympic Games - Head Coach/Team Leader
2010 FINA World Cup - Diving Assistant Coach
2009 World Championships - Diving Head Coach
2009 Canada Open Grand Prix - Diving Head Coach
2008 Olympic Games Beijing - USOC Administrative Personnel
2004 Olympics Athens - Diving Team Coach
2003 FINA Grand Prix - USA Diving Team Head Coach
2001 World Games - USA Team Leader
Notable Athletes Coached
Haley Ishimatsu - 2013 and 2014 NCAA Women’s Platform Champion, 2012 USA Diving Winter National 10m Champion, 2010 World Cup Team Champion, 2009 World Championships 10m Synchronized Silver Medalist, 2008 Olympic Games finalis, 2014 Pac-12 Diver of the Year, 2014 All-American
Tory Ishamatsu - 2013 USA Diving National 1m Champion, 2012 NCAA Women’s 1m Champion, 7 Time Pac-10 Champions, and 2009 USA National Championships 1m Silver Medalist
Blythe Hartley - 2005 World Champion, 2004 Olympic Games Canadian Bronze medalist, 5 NCAA Championship Titles, and 3 Time NCAA Women’s Diver of The Year, 2002, 2005 and 2006
Ariel Rittenhouse - 2009 World Championships 3m Finalist, 2008 Olympic Games 3m Synchronized Diving Finalist, 2006 World Cup Silver Medalist, and 2005 Junior National Platform Champion
Rachelle Kunkel - 2004 Olympic Games Finalist and 6 Time USA Diving National Champion
Dashiell Enos - 2013 USA Junior National Champion (3m and 10m Synchro)
Olivia Rosendahl - 2013 USA Junior National Champion (1m)
Harrison Jones - 2009 All American - NCAA 1m, 10m
More notable athletes: Jake Fielding, Sophie McAfee, Henry Fusaro, Collin Pollard, Harrison Jones, Erin Sones, Nicci Fusaro, Raymond Vincent, Michael Hilde, Kenny Jenkins, and Kellie Brennan. USA Diving National Champions & NCAA All Americans.
Co-Head Coach - Tory Ishimatsu
Coach Tory, a highly accomplished diver, has been coaching with the Trojan Dive Club for many years, transitioning to full-time status upon graduation from USC. She has extensive experience coaching Junior National Champions, as well as novice to elite and collegiate divers.
Seven-time Pac-10 & Pac-12 1 Meter and 3 Meter Springboard Champion
Four-time Pac-10 & Pac-12 Diver of the Year
Five-time NCAA All American
2012 NCAA 1 Meter Springboard Champion
Assistant Coach - Bobbie Fielding
Coach Bobbie began her love for diving at the age of 15, diving under the coaching of Van Austin. She began coaching under Austin while working for her degree in Nursing in 1991. Bobbi has worked with all levels of diving; Novice, High School, Community College and Junior Olympic divers throughout her 37 years of coaching. Her passion for the sport of diving is evident with her continued commitment to the development of the young athletes in the learn to dive programs.
Assistant Coach - David Colturi
Coach David has been coaching for many years and has extensive experience working with elite athletes. He has coached novice to elite divers, and continues to compete in High Diving competions. Coach David graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree, pre-med focus, where he also had a highly successful diving career.
- 2017 Polignano a Mare: 2nd place
- 2012 - 2015 Overall Series Standings: 5th Place
- 2013 Malcesine: 1st Place
- 2012 World Series Qualifying Event: 1st Place
- 2012 Rookie of the Year
- 2017 World Championships: 10th Place
- 2016 & 2017 World Cup: Team USA Coach
- 2015 World Championships: 4th place
- 2010 Big Ten Champion: 1 Meter Diving
- 2009 2 time World University Games Bronze Medalist: 10 Meter Synchronized and Team Award
- 2009 2 time US National Champion: 10 Meter Individual and 10 Meter Synchronized
- 7 time NCAA All American
- 2 time Academic All American
Assistant Coach - Ryan King
Coach Ryan has worked with Community Novice, CIF High School, Junior Olympic Club, California Community College Athletic Association and NCAA Division 1 athletes. Coach Ryan graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Anthropology.
Four-time California CCAA State Chmpionships All American
2009 Western States 1 Meter and 3 Meter Conference Champion
2010 Big Eight 1 Meter and 3 Meter Conference Champion
NCAA D-1 Sunbelt Conference Diver of the Week, Fall 2010.
Assistant Coach - Doerte Linder
Doerte Lindner graduated from USC in 2000. She helped her team win the NCAA Championship Title in 1997 and was awarded the MVP Award. She also competed for Germany’s National Team, winning a Bronze Medal on 3 Meter Springboard at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.
2000 Sydney Olympic Bronze Medalist on the 3 Meter Springboard
NCAA All American
Assistant Coach - Colin Patrican
Coach Colin has extensive diving, trampoline and coaching experience. A graduate of the University of Buffalo, he dove 4 years and received his BA in Psychology. Experience includes 1 & 3 Meter, 10 Meter and 20 Meter diving, National Team Head Dive Coach for the Montgomery Dive Club, UCLA dive coach, and trampoline instructor at the Trapeze School of New York. Proficient in American Sign Language.
6 NCAA Division 1 diving scholarships were granted to outgoing seniors
Qualified 14 of 30 to Junior National Championships
1 Boy 16 & Under Champion 10 Meter platform
5 Top 3 Finishes 14 & Under, 12 & Under
1st Place in Summer League Diving Championship (Potomac Woods)
4 Top 3 Finishes Summer League Diving Championship