Head Coach Todd Spohn
has led Santa Clara Diving since 2011. Todd and his talented
staff have established Santa Clara Diving as one of the top clubs
in the nation. Over the last few years, Santa Clara Diving
has produced 3 age-group National Champions and numerous Junior
National Finalists, as well as Regional and Zone gold
Prior to directing SCD,
Todd was Head Coach of the Mission Viejo Nadadores from 2006 to
2011. Under his leadership, the Nadadores’ national
standing rose from 38th up to 4th place at the Junior National
Championships. During the summer of 2011, Todd served as the
interim Head Coach for the USA Diving National Training Center in
Indianapolis. During his time at the NTC, he coached
2016 Olympic Silver-medalist Steel Johnson, 2008 Olympian
Thomas Finchum, and National Champions (Junior and
Senior) Sarah Bacon, Jordan Windle, and Dashiell
In 1986, Todd began his coaching career at his
alma mater, Miami University (Ohio). There, he guided both college
and club diving for over 2 decades. Todd was named Mid-American
Conference Diving Coach of the Year 11 times. Nine of his divers
captured MAC Diver of the Year honors, including 8 who swept the
diving events, 2 of whom also earned Miami Athlete of the Year
accolades. In total, Spohn’s divers captured 18
individual MAC titles. In 2016, Todd was inducted into the
prestigious Miami University Cradle of Coaches.
earned a Bachelors degree in Communications in 1986, and a Masters
degree in Coaching Science in 1993, both from Miami. During his own
stellar diving career at Miami, Spohn was a 6-time MAC finalist,
and 3-time NCAA Zone Championship qualifier. Spohn competed and
medaled internationally at the Pan Pacific Masters Diving
Championship. He has also performed as a professional high
Logan has been coaching age group diving in the
Northern California area for the past twelve years.
While working with All Valley Divers, an age group program
located in Livermore, Logan helped grow the
program and turn it into a nationally competitive team.
He helped produce several Junior National finalists,
including two Age Group National Champions.
Logan joined Santa Clara Diving in 2013 as the
Developmental Program Director. He has played and
instrumental role in finding young talent and developing them
into nationally competitive divers. He has helped grow Santa
Clara Diving, and has created many new and innovative
Logan has been a board member for the Northern
California Diving Association for the past seven years. He
created the NorCal Diver of the Year award program, and set up
Platform Clinics to give platform access to divers and clubs who
otherwise have no access. In 2013, Logan was awarded the USA
Diving Outstanding Achievemnet Award for his work with the Northern
California Diving Association.
Logan attended the University of California,
Davis, and was named the PCSC Conference Male Diver of the
Year award as a freshman. He has a Bachelors degree in Economics, and a
Masters of Business Administration.
No stranger to California, she spent 10 years at
University California Davis, when it was DII, and trained a
National Champion as well as many PCSC Champions. While
working at UCDavis, Karla also was an assistant coach at
Diablo Divers in Walnut Creek, and began Kristian
When asked what has been the best growth in her
past, she would say the year she spent in Venezuela, putting
together an age group diving program at the request of the
Head of Sports for the state of Anzoátegui. Karla
began book learning Spanish to accommodate the gap she knew would
be there as she did not know the language. Immersion was to
be the most effective and fruitful learning
tool. She will also tell you the children are the
best teachers and best learners.
Roland comes to us from his Head Coaching position at Tualatin Hlls
Dive Club in Oregon where he spent the last three seasons.
Prior to that, he has been the head coach at CSU
Northridge, Occidental College and Rose Bowl Diving.
During his 30 years of experience, Roland has coached over 400
individuals. Although he has many high level success stories,
including multiple National Champions at the AAU, USA and
Collegiate levels, and multiple All Americans at the High School,
Junior College, NCAA D3 and NCAA D1 levels, his main objective
is for the divers to enjoy themselves and reach their personal
goals, whatever they may be. Roland is very excited to
join us here at Santa Clara, and wants to help the program in any
Eri Competed as a Junior Olympic level gymnast for 15 years and an
NCAA Division 1 gymnast for 2 years at San Jose State University,
until she transitioned to the SJSU Diving team after sustaining a
knee injury. She has competed for SJSU's diving team for the
past 3 years and is currently in her fourth year. This is her
first year coaching diving but has had 5 years of experience
coaching gymnastics. Eri is currently studying Graphic Design and
plans on attending nursing school after she graduates.
She is very excited to be a part of this new diving family and
looks forward to not only be able to teach but to learn
from each individual member of this club!!