Stanford head diving coach Dr. Rick Schavone will help coach the United States at the 2013 FINA World Championships this summer in Barcelona, Spain, as announced recently by USA Diving.
Having just completed his 35th season as head diving coach on The Farm, Dr. Schavone will be accompanied to the competition in Barcelona by Cardinal diver Kristian Ipsen, who qualified for Team USA during the United States World Championships Trials last week in Tallahassee, Fla.
The position is the latest in a long line of international experience for Dr. Schavone, as the reigning NCAA Diving Coach of the Year served on Team USA's Olympic coaching staff at the 2012 Olympics while steering Ipsen to a 3-meter synchro bronze medal.
Ipsen was named NCAA Diver of the Year after winning the springboard events after Stanford secured an unprecedented four divers into the 2013 NCAA Championships.
Dr. Schavone and Ipsen also earned the Pac-12 Conference's respective awards for coach and diver of the year.
Dr. Schavone is one of the few individuals to twice be named conference and national coach of the year in the same season, having also earned the distinction in 2007.
A four-time national diving coach of the year, Dr. Schavone has guided men's and women's divers to 11 individual national championships.