Hatfield Sharks Head Coach: Dive

Erica Leary


We are in need of a high-flying, triple reverse, inward 180 3C head coach for the Hatfield Sharks Dive Team. 

Ok, that is probably not a thing, but that is exactly why I am not the dive team head coach and why you should consider talking with us. 

The Hatfield Shark Dive Team is a force to be reckoned with. We've produced some of the best divers in Montgomery County over the last 10 years, many of whom have moved on to have storied careers at all levels of collegiate competitive dive.

So, why are we looking for a new coach?

Because we don't have one.

Unfortunately for us (but amazing for her and him), 2 of the best dive coaches in the area had to move on to focus on adulthood (boring).

So this leaves a vacancy to lead a team of machines that have a long history of competition and winning. 

Interested? Click here to email Ryan.


Here are the responsibilities for the opening:

General Summary: The Head Diving Coach is responsible for coaching divers (K-12) in a competitive summer dive program at Hatfield Aquatic Center. 

The Head Coach is responsible for facilitating a safe, fun, and inviting learning environment for the divers. This role requires a strong leader who has excellent communication skills to provide feedback to the coaching staff, divers and parents.

The ideal coach will build strong relationships with participants and continually challenge them to the next level.


  1. Oversee and manage the Hatfield Sharks diving team.
  2. Assist in recruiting assistant coaching staff. 
  3. Provide leadership and supervision for the coaching staff. 
  4. Establish leadership presence with both the divers and parents. Be approachable and available.
  5. Create and facilitate an educational, safe, fun, and inviting experience for all team members.
  6. Develop practice workouts and actively engage in practices with divers providing instruction, encouragement, & motivation, etc. 
  7. Share practice plans with assistant coaches and board members. 
  8. Provide an early-season evaluation (week 3) of the overall dive team to identify any potential areas for improvement.
  9. Coach dive practices, with Assistant Coaches, to ensure there are components of learning as well as fun.
  10. Develop technical skills of divers. Some team members have never learned these skills. 
  11. Be willing to get in the water to help beginning divers and perfect more advanced diver techniques.
  12. Implement a plan to assess which kids need dive help and carry out ongoing evaluations of execution of a dive. Review dive failure reasons with divers. 
  13. Create all meet lineups
  14. Attend all meets (regular season and championships) and ensure coach coverage at invitational meets. 
  15. Provide feedback to divers after their dives during meets.
  16. Communicate effectively with dive team parents 
  17. Attends Bux-Mont League board and coaches meetings. 
  18. Foster an atmosphere that encourages good sportsmanship and team spirit.
  19. Attend Splash Party to present team awards.
  20. Attend parent meetings in the early season.