Coach of IUPUI Elite Club
Sean McCarthy began coaching in 1992. In Northwest
Indiana, Sean founded Rare Form Diving. Rare Form Diving created a
first ever Northwest Indiana network of diving influence at
multiple venues. The program hosted sessions at various
locations that included Lake Central, Highland, and Merrillville
High Schools. This system of community integration of diving
interests was soon to become the method of the world recognized USA
Diving Regional then National Training Centers of Indiana.
Sean served as the General Chairperson of the Indiana Diving
Association from 2000 - 2014, as USA Diving Grassroots Subcommittee
Member from 2004 – 2008, USA Diving Grassroots Chairperson
from 2008 - 2012, as USA Diving Junior Subcommittee Chairperson
2012 - 2016, USA Diving Committee of Competitive Excellence from
Oct 2016 – Dec 2016, USA Diving Interim High Performance
Director from Jan 2017 – Sept 2017, USA Diving CCE Chair
again from Oct 2017 – Present, as Head Diving Coach for
Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis 2012 - 2014,
as Executive Director of the Indiana International School of Diving
2013 - Present, as CEO and founder of Dive Tech, Inc. 2013 –
Present, as Head Elite Coach of IUPUI International Training Center
2014 – Present. Sean has served also as AAU
Indiana Diving Association Chairperson from 2005 –
Sean began work in Indianapolis in the fall of 2000 as Director of
Satellite Programs, as well as head coach for his own club teams -
including the IUPUI Natatorium Program. He now is the Head
Diving Coach of elite club diving at IUPUI. Sean has managed
and/or developed Coaches’ Continuing Education Programs for
over 15 Indiana communities since 2000.
While representing Division 1 IUPUI University as the Head
Diving Coach in 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 seasons – Sean
garnishing a Conference Champion and “Diver of the
Year” in Sophmore men’s diver and 2 freshman girls
scoring in the finals “Top 8” at the Summit League
Having instructed a steady field of junior national finalists and
dozens of champions in the USA, Sean has also qualified athletes
for and coached at 11 international FINA Junior championship meets
- producing junior international top 6 finalists in 25 of 29
represented events - including an international platform silver
medalist at the FINA Championship Meet in Lund, Sweden - 2005, a 1
meter springboard bronze medalist at the FINA International British
Championships in Sheffield, England - 2007, a two-time Gold
Medalist at the FINA Junior Pan American Games in San Juan, Puerto
Rico - 2007, a platform Bronze Medalist at the FINA International
British Championships in Leeds, England – 2008, 2010 -
Finalist in the first Junior Youth Olympic Games Trials -
Guadalajara, Mexico, a Junior Worlds Finalist in 2012 - Australia,
2013 Junior Pan Am Gold Medalist – Tucson, Arizona –
Finalist in girls 3m event at Junior Pan American Games in
Mantanzas, Cuba, 2015 – Finalist in 3m and platform events at
Junior Pan Ams in Victoria, Canada, in 2017 – Medalist in 3m
(Bronze) and Platform (Silver) in Dresden, Germany, 2018
International Invite – Finalist in 1m and 3m springboard
events at the 2018 Junior World Championships, Kyiv,
At the Senior Level, Sean has coached Senior Olympian from Rio
2016 Games to National Title in Dec 2016, Finalist spot in FINA
World Series event in Feb, 2017 in women’s Synchro, Silver
Medal in Women’s Synchro Nationals 2017, Finalist spot in
2017 USA Diving National Championships, Finalist spot in 2018 USA
Diving National Championships, Bronze Medalist in FINA Grand Prix
Bolzano, Italy 2018, Medalist in FINA Grand Prix Madrid, Spain
Sean now coaches diving full time, designs lesson systems and
educational resources for the various venues of the Indiana
International School of Diving and leads the Committee of
Competitive Excellence of USA Diving.
Having developed the USA Diving Future Champions diving format for
USA Diving, Sean continues to influence the greater hope of the USA
Diving movement to bring diving to every community, produce
champions in the sport of life, and put a smile on every child's
face through the awesome sport of diving.
Coach of Northridge Club
10th year as Head Coach of Diving at Northridge High School and
Middlebury Communities Schools.
Bob has coached
High School diving in the Northern Indiana area for nearly 20
years, also developing community wide age group diving programs
through our organization for 13 years as a Head Club
He has coached
numerous High School finalists at the Conference, Sectional,
Regional and State level, as well as High School Champions at the
Conference, Sectional, Regional, and State Championships; and
revels in the historic achievements of his athletes throughout the
years in our local diving community.
developed USA Diving Junior competitors on springboard,
synchro-springboard, and platform, and has produced USAD Zone as
well as Junior and Senior National Qualifiers on 1 & 3 meter.
As an elected
representative of the Indiana Diving Association of USAD, Bob has
served our wider diving communities in the state for over a decade.
certified and/or trained in Rope Spotting, Hand Spotting, and USAD
Arial Training to ensure the safe progressional success of the
athletes under his care.
pleased to continue serving as a positive and ethical emissary of
our sport and further develop our communities’ athletes
giving them the opportunities to succeed in sport and in
Coach of Fort Wayne Club
Jill has worked the past
24 years as an Elementary Physical Education Teacher for
Northwest Allen County Schools.
She was very active in
volleyball, basketball and tennis during high school earning an
athletic blanket award. She was introduced to swimming and diving
at a young age and competed for Avalon in the Fort Wayne summer
league for 11 years.
Jill has developed the
Homestead High School dive team for the past
23 years. Homestead has
qualified divers to state every year with 4 state Champions
and 2 runner-ups. 11 Homestead divers have moved on
to compete at the college level from D1-D3.
As a club coach in Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne
divers have qualified to USA Divng Nationals every year
earning 5 medals.
Jill cares deeply for her divers. She
loves mentoring them and seeing them grow into healthy young adults
physically, mentally and emotionally. She is able to coach
and develop all levels of diving talent and knows how to work with
the individual differences of each diver.
Jill has been happily married for
25 years to Craig. They have 2 beautiful daughters,
Shae and Paige.
Jill is excited to work for IISD. She
feels very blessed to be surrounded by a team of talented coaches
who all work together to bring diving to Indiana
Coach of University of Indianapolis
David grew up right here in Indianapolis, Indiana, right outside the town of Fishers. Ever since his first “jack-knife” off the public pool boards, he was hooked on diving. At age 11, he began diving with the Indianapolis Starz located in downtown Indy. Junior Olympic club diving was a large thrill of his teenage career, making plenty of junior national competitions and unforgettable friendships.
David was a Park Tudor Panther his freshmen and sophomore year of high school, and a Lawrence North Wildcat his junior and senior year. All four years qualifying for the IHSAA Boys State meet. After graduating high school in 2005, Miami University recruited David to dive in the Division I MAC conference. In 2006, the Miami Redhawks Men’s Swimming and Diving Team won a MAC conference title after years of drought. David retired from the sport in 2007 and graduated with a degree in psychology from Miami University in 2010.
Diving was resurrected in David’s life when he began coaching for his Alma Mater Park Tudor High School in the fall of 2010, qualifying his only diver Elliot Cecil to his first state meet as a freshman. Club coaching sparked, with an inspiring mentor and great friend, in spring of the next year with Sean McCarthy at IUPUI. Soon after, North Central High School hired David to assume their head diving coach position. The North Central Starz…now North Central IISD had its debut January 9th of 2012. A little over two years of existence, and NC IISD has attained one high school state championship, four top three state performances, nine regional gold medals (six won in the most recent junior spring regional), six national qualifiers, five summer national finalists (all five were in the most recent 2013 summer nationals in Minnesota), and one junior elite squad member.
Early success has led David to believe passion and exuberance are key tools to igniting inspiration in these young athletes! It also helps that he describes himself as still being a kid…loving to be silly and playful while staying on task! “Being a full-time coach means never having to ‘work’ a day in your life. I eat, drink, and sleep diving. You can call it obsessive; I’ll call it passionate. These kids deserve it.”
Coach of Centerville & Richmond Club
Coach of Decatur
Mykaela Ann McDorman
Coach of Pike Club
Coach Myki McDorman has
lived in Indianapolis since the age of two. She began diving in
sixth grade after being a competitive gymnast for five years. She
began diving at the Pike High School pool and continued diving
during school season all the way through her senior year of high
school. She made it to regionals her first year of high school, but
missed the cut for state by a land slide. After missing the cut,
along with hitting the board during sectionals warm-up, she
realized she wanted to begin training to improve her form and
control in her diving. She began training year round at the Ben
Davis pool. She quickly improved her style and her form and when
she returned to the school season her sophomore year, she was much
closer to making the state cut. Her junior and senior years of high
school, she made it all the way to state, placing 32nd and 25th
respectively proudly representing Pike High School. Myki attended
Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, where she
originally planned to dive, but the universe had other plans for
her. After completing her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
and her Bachelors of Arts in Spanish Language, Myki returned home
to Indy to start her career and realized she wanted to again be a
part of the team that she gave much of her middle and high school
days to. Coach Myki now coaches at Pike High School for the club
and high school teams.