Coaches

Krista Klein – Krista started the club in 1993 and developed it from a learn-to-dive lesson program to one of the top programs in the country. Krista was an accomplished diver and won the USA Diving Nationals multiple times and was also NCAA champion. She represented the USA in international competitions as part of the US National team. She is the owner of GC divers  and she coaches, schedules, and manages the program.

Jeff Bro – Jeff came to GC Divers from the University of Nebraska where he was a Division 1 coach. He has been with the GC divers’ program for over 10 years. He is the national team coach and has contributed greatly to the lasting success of the team.  Additionally, Jeff has received recognition from United States diving as the coach of the year several times following our multiple  years of national titles.

Ida Wilson – Ida is Krista’s mom and moved to Texas to be closer to her youngest grandchildren and help with the diving program. She had developed her own team in California and has coached hundreds of national level divers over the years.  Her specialty is the trampoline and developing the youngest divers. Ida is known for rewarding the divers with treats and prizes. Ida has always been very active and ran marathons before women were allowed to run them. She  still competes in diving at the master’s level and is an inspiration to all with her continued healthy lifestyle.

Ila Wilson– Ila comes to us from Crown Valley Divers in California. She is Ida’s granddaughter and Krista’s niece. Ila has been coaching for 10 years for Crown Valley and has coached Marina High school and Saddleback Junior College as well. She has had over 10 AAU national champions and their team has won the overall team championship several years. She is a great addition to our program.

Stacy Marincasiu– Stacy came to gcdivers from running her own club in Arlington. She is the GCISD high school coach. She was an accomplished college diver and trained with some of the very best coaches in the country as a college athlete.

Rich Wilson – Rich is the son of coach Ida and brother of coach Krista. He moved to the DFW area from Southern California where he has been coaching with the Crown Valley Divers. He is an excellent spotter on the trampoline.

Bailey Devine– Bailey is a PHD student and teaches classes at TCU. She is also working on her dissertation.  She enjoys working with the students and has been a wonderful addition to the GC Diver’s coaching family.

Alex Fincher – Alex was a GC Diver National team member and represented the USA on the National team.  He recently graduated from Texas Tech and came back to GC Divers. This time in a coaching capacity.

Ryan Maeker– Ryan works primarily with our lesson programs. He is the KISD High school coach during the school year.

PART TIME COACHES AND LESSON COACHES:

Cory Yeager– Corey was a coach for the Indianapolis Stars and City of Midland diving before moving the Dallas area. He is working in sales but still enjoys coaching and works with our team when he can.

Reid Klein– Reid is Krista’s youngest son. He has been a helper with lessons for over three years. He is nationally ranked as a diver and he loves to coach

Bridget O’Neil- Bridget is a member of the GC Divers National team and the USA Diving national team. She has represented the USA in diving all over the world.  She is an excellent helper with the lesson program.

Maddie Kuykendall –Maddie is a senior in high school and is a very accomplished diver. She has a background in gymnastics.

Tyson Stacey– Tyson is a senior in high school and has been on the GC Divers national team for several years.

 

 

 

 

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