ATLANTA - John Ames, formerly of George Washington University
Montgomery Dive Club, has been named the diving coach at Georgia
Head Coach for Men's
and Women's Swimming and Diving Seth Baron announced
Ames arrives on the Flats with an impressive resume that
guiding one of the largest diving programs in the nation with
Montgomery Dive Club as the team's associate head coach and
George Washington Colonials to numerous upper-tier Atlantic
finishes in six seasons with the team.
"We are extremely pleased to have John join our staff,"
Baron. "He has a great combination of both college and
experience. Under John's direction, the divers at George Washington
been very successful within the Atlantic 10 Conference. In
Montgomery Dive Club has consistently been ranked in the Top
5 at the
Junior National level, finishing second this summer in Indianapolis."
The success of the Montgomery Dive Club has included multiple
Junior National and Senior National qualifiers, along with
a number of
Junior World Championship Qualifiers. With the team, Ames
for selection team members, designing workouts and coaching
the team for competition at the national and international
Georgia Washington, under Ames direction, both the men's and
have finished as high as second in the Atlantic 10, with numerous
qualifying for NCAA Zone Championships.
"Im looking forward to the upcoming season here at
said Ames. "I'm optimistic about the diving team being
able to produce
points for the team this year and I think that the program
has a very
bright future. "I'll look to bring structure and stability
to the program
and I look forward to working with Seth because he has shown
to recruit and improve the team in the last few years."
Prior to his tenure with the Montgomery Dive Club and George
Washington, Ames served as an assistant coach with the Northern
Dive Club following a stint as a graduate assistant and diving
Western Illinois University. Ames was a letterwinner during
career at Ohio University, graduating in 1993 with a bachelor's
psychology. While at Western Illinois, he earned a Master
degree in sport administration.
"Having John on the coaching staff will allow Georgia
Tech to have
an immediate impact with our diving program, both in the pool
and on the
recruiting front," said Baron. "Once the enclosure
of the Georgia Tech
Aquatic Center is complete, we will have one of the best diving
in the country. This along with the success of the swimming
allow us to attract the best available divers to Georgia Tech.
We have a
very exciting future ahead of us."
Seth R. Baron
Men & Women's Swimming & Diving
150 Bobby Dodd Way, NW
Atlanta, GA 30332-0455
404-894-1734 - Office
404-894-8863 - Fax