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Jeff Warrick
Position: Diving Coach
Alma Mater: Indiana University
Graduating Year: 1994
Experience: 17 Years
Phone: (515) 294-6421
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Jeff Warrick
Release: 07/12/2006

After joining the swimming and diving program in 1998, Jeff Warrick enters his 18th season as the head diving coach at Iowa State. During his tenure, Warrick has coached 10 Cyclone divers to 25 All-Big 12 honors, including 2005 conference champion on platform Hillary Nichols.

Warrick has coached two Iowa State divers to the NCAA Championships in Tien Tran during the 2009-10 season and Hillary Nichols in 2004-05. Warrick has led at least one diver to the NCAA Zone Diving Championships in each of his 17 years at Iowa State, extending the school’s overall streak to 26 consecutive seasons. Under Warrick, 21 divers have made a combined 35 appearances at Zones.

In 2015, Warrick took Elyse Brouillette, Julie Dickinson and Sydney Ronald to Zones, marking the 10th time in program history – and the first time since 2011 – three or more divers have qualified for the event. Including 2011, when four Iowa State divers qualified for Zones, Warrick has coached three or more divers to the postseason five times in his career: 2000, 2003, 2005, 2011 and 2015.

Brouillette reached the medal stand in all three diving events at the 2015 Big 12 Championships, extending her streak to seven consecutive finals appearances in the conference meet dating back to 2013. Brouillette becomes the 13th Iowa State diver to reach the NCAA/AIAW Zone Diving Championships in three consecutive seasons and the first since Tien Tran competed in four straight (2007-2010).

During the 2009-10 season, Tran earned All-Big 12 honors on one-meter, three-meter and platform at the conference championship meet. Her score of 271.75 during platform finals gave her a second school record to go with her three-meter school record set in 2008. Tran’s success continued into the postseason where she became the first Cyclone since Nichols in 2005 to qualify for the NCAA Championships and finished an Iowa State-best 19th in the platform event. Under Warrick, Tran became one of four divers in school history to qualify for the NCAA Zone Diving Championships in all four years of eligibility, joining Erin Cowan, Janet Lahti and Donna Wasielewski.

Warrick’s coaching saw four Iowa State divers earn trips to the NCAA Zone Diving Championships in March 2011, the first time in Warrick’s tenure four made it and the first time four Cyclones earned a ticket since 1988. Sarah Nelson led the group at Zones with a 17th place finish on one-meter.

In 2005, Nichols finished fifth on the platform, seventh on the three-meter and eighth on the one-meter at Zones to become the first Cyclone diver to qualify for the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships since Janet Lahti in 1987. She finished 33rd on the one-meter and 25th on both three-meter and platform.

Warrick came to Iowa State following three years as the head diving coach at West High School in Davenport, Iowa. From 1995-97, he coached several Falcon divers to the state meet, including the third-place finisher at the 1997 state championships. He also taught math classes at West High.

Warrick, who also served as assistant coach of the Bettendorf Diving Club from 1996-98, received his bachelor’s degree in secondary mathematics education from Indiana University in 1994. While at Indiana, he was a member of the Hoosiers’ diving team. As a diver, he was a three-time Big Ten finalist, a qualifier for the 1992 NCAA Diving Championships, a participant in the 1994 Olympic Sports Festival and a finalist at the 1994 United States Senior Outdoor Championships.

In 1992, he earned honorable mention All-America recognition on the platform and was bestowed the Jack D. Tichenor Award, recognizing the Indiana student-athlete earning the highest grade-point average.

At Indiana, Warrick not only excelled on the diving board, but also in the classroom. He was named a GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-American in 1992, a three-time Scholastic Achievement Award recipient and earned the Big Ten Scholar-Athlete Award three times.

During his time at Indiana, Warrick also worked with divers in the summer season at the Indiana Diving Academy in Bloomington, Ind., from 1990-95.

Warrick and his wife, Kathy, reside in Ames with their daughter, Elyse, and son, Ean.


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