Fort Lauderdale Diving Team Assistant Coach (Posted 11/16/17)

The assistant diving coach is responsible for assisting the Head Coach with the daily operation of the diving program and the continuing growth of the lesson program and diving team. The part-time coaching position comes with a competitive annual salary.

This coach supervises, pulls belts on trampoline and dryboard, and coaches divers assigned by the Head Coach, with the philosophy and direction of this program, City of Fort Lauderdale. 

Reporting to the Head Coach, the responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist in all assigned duties of coaching a nationally competitive USA Diving program, including
    • thorough knowledge of the sport
    • coaching strategies
    • skill development
    • pulling belts in all directions – or the desire and ability to be trained
  • Assist in program planning and organization
  • Assist in recruitment of new lesson divers at the local level
  • Communicate effectively with Head Coach, City Staff, Athletes, and Parents


  • Minimum of 2 years coaching at the USA Diving National level preferred
  • Knowledge and understanding of all aspects of skill development
  • Knowledge and understanding of all aspects of competitive diving
  • Knowledge of USA Diving rules and regulations from Future Champions, to Senior Diving
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment
  • Proficient in computer use, email, spreadsheets, Word or similar
  • Successfully pass USA Diving coaching requirements and background screening prior to starting
  • USA Diving Full Coach Membership prior to starting
  • Successfully pass City of Fort Lauderdale background screening requirements prior to starting
  • First Aid, CPR
  • Experience pulling belts (preferred) – or the desire and ability to be trained

A review of application material will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. 

Please email Dave Burgering, Director and Head Coach, Ft Lauderdale Diving Team at

  • Resume and/or CV
  • Coaching Philosophy
  • How do you see yourself assisting Head Coach
  • Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Where do you see yourself in 3 – 5 years?



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