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 17 years. He is the national Elite team coach and has contributed greatly to the lasting success of the team. Jeff has had several USA National champions and Junior World Medalists. Additionally, Jeff has received recognition from United States diving as the coach of the year several times following our multiple years of national team titles.
Vladimir Sak- Vladimir was born in Kiev, Ukraine and came to the USA in 1996. He started his diving career when he was 7 years old and competed on a national level in USSR. He graduated from The National University of Physical Culture In Kiev with Bachelor degree in diving and physical education. Vladimir started his coaching career in 1986. His biggest achievements as coach are: his students were Ukrainian Champions, runner ups in USSR National championships, runner ups in JuniorEuropean Championship and represented Ukrainian National Team at 1996 Olympics games. He is married and has 4 boys. He is very passionate about coaching and loves to bring the best in his students.
Justin Ruszkowski – Justin joined us from the Lubbock ISD school system and is now the High school coach for the Keller school district. He has an enthusiasm for the sport, an eye for details and a very professional attitude. He was recently promoted to a national team coach level with his success at developing athletes to the USA Diving National championships.
Patti Ziemke-Patti comes to GC Divers from Northern California where she coached high school diving for five years. She started diving at age 12 in southern California with the McCormick Divers and trained under Glenn and Debbie McCormick. As a three-time CIF champion, she competed for UCLA for two years. Injury cut her career short, but she returned to finish her collegiate diving career at UC San Diego where she placed 5th at the NCAA championships.
Bradley Christensen – Brad is a former GC Diver National team member and was 4th at the Olympic Trials. He recently graduated from Stanford University and is the head coach at the LISD pool.
Ila Wilson– Ila comes to us from Crown Valley Divers in California. She is Ida’s granddaughter and Krista’s niece. Ila 10 years in California for Crown Valley Divers. She coached Marina High school and Saddleback Junior College as well. She has had over 10 AAU national champions. Ila is also a head lifeguard at the Southlake pool.
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. She sponsors our team’s prize dives. Ida has always been very active and is an inspiration to all with her continued healthy lifestyle.
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 was coaching with the Crown Valley Divers. He works primarily with our Master divers. He is an expert at trampoline belt spotting.
PART TIME COACHES AND LESSON COACHES:
Tatum Evans– Tatum is a national team member on GC Divers. She began coaching lessons in 2018. She is one of our top evening lesson coaches at Keller pool.