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 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. Her program had limited access to facilities and so when Stacy moved to the Southlake area, we were thrilled to get her to work with  gcdivers. She was an accomplished college diver and trained with some of the very best coaches in the country as a college athlete.

April Long – April worked with GC Divers developing athletes from the lesson level to national team for over 7 years. She is now pursuing her Nurse’s degree, but she coaches part time for GC Divers when she is not in school. April brings years of training to the pool deck and she has the ability to develop athletes at every level

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 and will be a regular on the pool deck.

Candice Minette- Candice is the newest member to our coaching staff. She came to us from Clavadista Del Sol in Arizona. She was relocated to Dallas by Pepsico. Candice was a nationally ranked diver, who has a gymnastics background as well. She is a great asset to our program.

 

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.

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

Katie Crown– Katie is a high school Jr. She has been helping with lessons for many years as a helper and a main lesson coach. She is a long time member of the GC Divers National team. Katie attended USA Diving training camps as one of the top elite Jr. divers in the nation.

Carson Klein– Carson is Krista’s middle son. He has been coaching lessons for two years and helped with lessons when he was a young diver. He will be attending SMU in the fall on their swimming and diving team.

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

Taylor Ohlhauser-Taylor is on our national team and is also a Canadian citizen where she competes at the Canadian Nationals as well. She will be attending SMU to dive in the fall of 2017.  She works with our lesson divers and is a huge asset to the program.

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.

 

 

 

 

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