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Coach Josh

 
Josh started his coaching career in Valparaiso, Indiana with a year round high school feeder program, assisting head coach Bill Chappo in May of 1990. There he helped coach many state finalists and two state champions until December of 1995.
 
In June of 1997 he came to Scottsdale to coach with CdS. Here he assisted 1996 Olympic coach Allan Spreen. From then until September 2001, he learned how to develop divers to compete at the Regional, Zone, and West National level in US Diving. During this time he also coached multiple high school state finalists and one state champion at Chaparral High School.
 
From September 2001 to October 2005, he coach CdS in partnership with Head Coach Joe Lyons. In this time he increased his coaching ability to developing West National finalists and Jr. National qualifiers.
 
In the fall of ’05 he left CdS to assist Marc Briggs at Sun Devil Divers in Tempe, AZ. Here he increased his knowledge on tower diving and developed two West National finalists.
 
December 2006 marked Josh’s return to CdS as Head Coach, where he is now developing Junior and Senior National level divers.
 

Coach Linda

 
Coach Linda began diving in grade school. She competed in Arizona and Massachusetts, gaining local, state, regional and high school titles. As a 4-year high school varsity letter winner, she set school records in Massachusetts and graduated from Thunderbird High School in Phoenix. She continued her diving career at Arizona State University. During high school she began coaching divers of local teams and continued throughout college.

Following a back injury in college, she completed her collegiate athletic career as a powerlifter for ASU, going on to win the ADFPA World Powerlifting Championships in 1988. She also won several national championships and held several world records.

She is married with 4 daughters ages 5-16 and works with the Silver group for CdS. She combines her knowledge of strength training and diving to develop beginning – intermediate divers ranging in age from 5-15 for CdS.
 

Coach Cassie

Cassandra Anderson, "Cassie",  graduated from Northern Arizona University with an Elementary and Special Education Degree. At NAU Cassie learned that she not only loved to teach children but that she also loved to coach diving just as much. She has been involved with springboard and platform diving for the last 13 years. Cassie's diving career began at Tualatin Hills Dive Club in Portland, Oregon at the age of 10.  Her love of diving, and education, led her to Northern Arizona University, where she was offered a scholarship to dive on their division one Women's collegiate Swimming and Diving Program. After moving from Flagstaff Cassie couldn't resist the chlorine and found herself coaching with, in her words,  "one of the best dive clubs in Arizona". When she is not at the pool Cassie spends time with her friends and enjoying the outdoors.