Tulane named John Sirmon as new diving coach

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Alabama native comes to Tulane after he spent the past three years at the Carolina Diving Academy

New Orleans – Tulane University swimming and diving head coach Leah Stancil announced the addition of John Sirmon as the team’s new diving coach.

“I am extremely excited to welcome John to our coaching staff,” Stancil said. “John has years of experience and I know his expertise will bring a lot of new and positive ideas to our young women.”

Sirmon comes to Tulane after he spent the past three years with the Carolina Diving Academy.

“This is a tremendous opportunity and I am excited to help Tulane’s swimming and diving team grow” Sirmon said. “Tulane University is a world-class institution and I am looking forward to the start of the season.”

During his tenure at Carolina Diving Academy, the team had athletes who competed in the USA Diving Senior Zone Championship Finals and the USA Diving Senior National Championship as well as the USA Diving Jr National Championship and AAU Diving National Championship Finals.

Prior to his time at Carolina Diving Academy, Sirmon spent two years as the head diving coach of the Hoover Dive Club in Hoover, Alabama, from 2014-16.

Sirmon previously served as the diving coach at Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama. During his time in Birmingham, his team set every school record. In addition, Sirmon had multiple divers that were selected as Conference Divers of the Week and had one Conference Diver of the Year.

Sirmon is an alum of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in religion. He dove two years and was a finalist in the men’s one meter at the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships.

Sirmon received his Master of Fine Arts in Book Arts from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Sirmon continues to work closely with art as he cofounded the Alabama Art Kitchen and the Printed Page International Art Exchange Project.

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