A new diving coach offers a promising season with the new dynamic he brings to the team.
This diving season has come with a few changes, the biggest being a new coach. Mr. Eric Martin took on the job of head diving coach after the resignation of the previous head coach, Kirk Schreiber. Coach Martin has a few hopes for the team’s season outcome.
“It is my hope to help the team grow in their ability by teaching them proper techniques and give them a fuller understanding of how and why they are doing what they are doing,” he said.
The divers have set personal goals.
“I really want to step it up. Last year, I got 8th place at Sectionals, and this year my goal is at least top five. My hope is by my senior year that I’ll be able to win Sectionals and maybe get noticed by a college,” junior Noah Chaplin said.
The divers are excited for the things to come, especially based on the promising season they have had already.
“If you asked me if I thought I was doing better this season or last season I would without a doubt say this season. I feel like I’ve grown so much and learned so much already. At the end of last season, I was so tired of everything diving-related, but I am very glad I came back because I have been taught so much this year already,” sophomore Grace Taylor said.
Changes can be scary, but the divers trusted their previous training and Coach Martin’s abilities and it has paid off.
“Honestly, I was a little concerned going into this season wondering what my new coach was like; however, the more I get to know Eric, the more I realize how important he is to us and our team. He brings a whole new dynamic to the table,” Chaplin said.
The next diving competition will take place tomorrow at Moorseville.