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​Nunzio Esposto

Coach Duke University and Director of Duke Diving Club|

Hometown:  Butler, PA

Alma Mater:  University of North Carolina, 1991

Nunzio returned to Duke Diving Club in 2011 and joined Duke University as Head Diving Coach in 2013. He recently was part of the staff at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio De Janeiro, were he coached Abby Johnston to a top 12 finish at the Olympic games. He was also named as a coach for the World Championship Team in  Kazan, Russia in July of 2015. 

He previously coached at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, the North Carolina Aquatic Club Diving program, and the Blue Devil Diving Club.  He directed former Duke diver and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Nick McCrory to a spot on the USA Diving Junior National team, as well as to a junior national championship and a silver medal at the Junior World Championships in 2006.  Collegiately, Nunzio guided Nick McCrory to his fourth NCAA title in men’s platform diving and a pair of All-America accolades. Evan Moretti, garnished All- American honors in the 3 meter springboard at the 2016 NCAA championships. MaryEllen Targoski in 2017 earned All-american honors on platform.

He has also been a part of the USA Diving national team coaching staff on several occasions, the 2016 Fina Grand Prix in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the 2016 Fina World Championships in Kazan, Russia, the 2015 Fina Grand Prix in Leon, Mexico, the 2011 FINA World Series in Dubai, UAE, the 2009 Fina Grand Prix in Bejing, China, the 2006 Junior World Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and the 2005 Junior Pan American Games in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

An 11-time junior nationals finalist during his own diving career, Nunzio earned a scholarship to North Carolina, where he was an All-ACC performer in each of his four seasons. He qualified for the NCAA Zone Diving Championships each year, garnering a trip to the NCAA Championships as a senior in 1991. He was also named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll on three occasions and was the recipient of the Osterneck Award as the team’s unsung hero his final year.



Christian Zuburg

Assistant Coach

Hometown:  Raleigh, NC

Alma Mater: University of North Carolina, 2000

Christian is a veteran Duke Diving coach but initially began his coaching career in 1995.  As a JO diver, he was a 3-time National qualifier, where he enjoyed several top 20 finishes.  He won the North Carolina State Diving Championship title in 1994 (Millbrook HS) and went on to compete collegiately for the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.  At UNC, he was a 4-time NCAA Zone qualifier, and he finished off his career with a 3rd place finish in the 1-meter at the 2000 ACC Championships. Outside of diving, Christian enjoys training for and competing in triathlons. 






Meg McDaniels

Assistant Coach

Hometown: Austin, Minnesota

Alma Mater: The University of Alabama, 1991

Meg is a graduate from The University of Alabama where she majored in psychology with a minor in human development. Meg also has a masters in education. During her time in college Meg was a collegiate diver at Alabama. While at Alabama, Meg was an SEC finalist on all 3 boards and an SEC Academic All American.   Meg is a mom to 4 children, a retired Elementary School Teacher, mom taxi, part time coach and runs her family home.





Brandon Robinson

Assistant Coach

Hometown:  Sicklerville, NJ

Alma Mater: West Virginia University, 2010

Brandon graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelors Degree in Athletic Coaching Education.  While at WVU, Brandon was a member of the Swimming and Diving Team, where he attended 4 Big East Conference Championships and 2 NCAA Zone Championship Meets.  He helped lead the team to win the Big East title in 2007. During his time in college, Brandon helped coach a number of other sports including swimming, bowling and basketball while working with the Special Olympics in Morgantown, WV. He was also on the Athletic Honor Roll for 2 consecutive years at WVU. 
After college, Brandon pursued his coaching career at Carolina Diving Academy under coach Aaron Hintz in Huntersville, NC.  He was also a volunteer assistant coach for the Diving Team at Davidson College during that time.  While in Huntersville, he learned to coach all levels of divers from lessons, age group, and high school divers to collegiate and masters divers.  Five years later, Brandon moved to the Triangle.  He worked for a year with coach Abel Sanchez in Chapel Hill, NC. There, he was an age group diving coach at NC Diving and a volunteer assistant coach for the UNC collegiate Diving Team. 
In January 2017, Brandon took his talents to Durham and began coaching with Duke Diving.  He is happy to continue his passion for coaching, and is excited to be learning from and working with such talented coaches and divers.


Nunzio Esposto

Phone  919-616-1645


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