Indiana Diving Academy
Jeff Huber, Head Diving Coach
Widely regarded as the finest diving coach in the nation, Dr. Jeff Huber is in his 24th year as the men's and women's diving coach at Indiana University and his 37th year of collegiate coaching. During his tenure, he has coached USA and NCAA National Champions, Big Ten Conference Champions, International Champions, and dozens of NCAA All-Americans. His coaching experience spans the globe and includes Olympic Games, World Championships, Pan American Games, World University Games, World Cup, Goodwill Games, FINA Grand Prix and other international competitions as USA National Team Coach.
All of his accomplishments has garnered Coach Huber several personal awards, including:
3-Time U.S. Olympic Coach (2000-Sydney, 2004-Athens, 2008-Beijing)
13-Time U.S. National Coach of the Year
2005 - NCAA National Coach of the Year
2003 - U.S. Olympic Committee's National Coach of the Year
15-Time Big Ten Coach of the Year (Indiana University)
11-Time Big Eight Coach of the Year (Univ. of Nebraska)
16 U.S. National Combined Team Titles, including the last three.
Dr. Huber earned his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology in the area of cognition and motor learning and holds the position of Adjunct Assistant Professor Part-Time in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology and the Department of Kinesiology. Huber's wife, Dr. Lesa Huber, is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Applied Health Science and the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at Indiana University. Their daughter Julia (24) graduated from IU in May 2008 and works for the Department of State in Washington, D.C. Their son David graduated from IU's Kelley School of Business.
Dr. Huber is the author of Applying Educational Psychology in Coaching Athletes. This upper-undergraduate and graduate-level text discusses how to improve coaching success and athletic performance through the application of teaching principles and theories. Delving deeper than an explanation of what athletes learn and what coaches teach, Applying Educational Psychology in Coaching Athletes offers insight into the how of athletes’ learning and coaching by considering:
principles of psychology that drive the emotions, motivation, expectations, self-worth, and relationships of athletes;
application of principles of psychology to the motor learning process; and
use of principles of educational psychology to improve sport expertise and coaching success.
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John Wingfield, Assistant Coach
John Wingfield, the head coach of the 2008 U.S. Olympic diving team, is in his first year as Assistant Diving Coach at Indiana University. Wingfield is the former director and coach of USA Diving's National Training Center in Indianapolis. He served in that role from 2005-2012 before joining IU.
Wingfield coached three divers on the 2008 Olympic Team - David Boudia, Thomas Finchum and Mary Beth Dunnichay. Boudia and Finchum finished fifth in synchronized 10-meter at the Olympic Games, and both advanced to the 10-meter finals individually as well. Dunnichay was also fifth in women's synchronized 10-meter.
In 2009, all three divers brought home medals from the FINA World Championships, where Boudia and Finchum paired for silver in the men's synchronized 10-meter contest and Dunnichay won silver with Haley Ishimatsu in the women's synchro 10-meter event.
Wingfield has been key in developing divers from the junior ranks as well. In 2009, those athletes, ages 13 and under, won eight junior national titles and nine Junior Pan Am Championships medals - including five gold medalists. Additionally, three of those divers qualified for the 2009 senior nationals and were the three youngest divers in the competition. Wingfield's unparalleled success in developing young athletes was recognized by the United States Olympic Committee who named him 2009 USOC Developmental Coach of the Year for all Olympic and Pan Am sports.
He has been named the United States Olympic Committee's Coach of the Year for diving on several occasions, including 2006, 2007, and 2008.
Wingfield has bachelor's degrees in management information systems and health & physical education and a master's degree in sport science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He spent 10 years coaching and teaching at Ball State University before moving to Indianapolis in 1998 to begin working with USA Diving, primarily as the coach of the Regional Training Center until 2005, when Indianapolis became the home of the National Training Center and he became director.
Justin Davis, Camp Director
Justin Davis is in his 7th year with the Indiana Diving Academy. Prior to joining the staff, Davis studied Business Entrepreneurship at Indiana University earning his bachelor's in 2005. He went on to work campus ministry at IU and has spent considerable time working with children's homes and missions organizations around the world. Davis earned his Master's in Education at IU in 2012 and currently works and resides in Indianapolis. Justin's entrepreneurial spirit and love for dive camp has helped to make the Indiana Diving Academy such an amazing experience for so many each summer.
The Indiana Diving Academy Counselors
The Counselors for the Indiana Diving Academy include some of the best divers in the world. Many have competed around the world at the highest levels including The Olympics, World Championships, World University Games, Pan American Games, Goodwill Games, and many more. Whether you're looking to make The Olympics or just looking to make the High School Team, the IDA Counselors have a great time encouraging the campers and teaching them to reach that next level.
Interested in joining the IDA Staff as a guest coach, counselor, or as part of our cooking staff? Please contact us at email@example.com
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Rebecca has been involved with IDA since 2003. She is a Indiana University alum, former teacher, devoted wife, and mother of 2.
Randy studied journalism at IU's famed Ernie Pyle School of Journalism in the 80's. He has been involved with IDA since 2007.
Linda is a former teacher of 26 years and is currently in her 5th year as a nurse. She is a wonderful wife, loving mother of 2, and grandmother of 2 as well.
Chris is an IU alum ('04), a Univ. of Miami-FL alum ('07), and currently works as an advocate for those with spinal cord injuries. Watch Chris' own amazing story of recovery here.