Gabe Kortuem is in his 11th year as diving coach at St. Olaf and Carleton Colleges. While a student at St. Olaf, Gabe made four national appearances and earned seven All-American honors. He finished his college career in 2002 as a national champion and set the Division III national record. Since Gabe became the diving coach at St. Olaf, five student athletes have qualified for the Division III national meet and many have earned All-American honors. Recently, Gabe coached the men and women at the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship meet held in February. He was voted the MIAC Diving Coach of the Year in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Each summer Coach Kortuem surrounds himself with top diving coaches to complete his staff. Past coaches have included:
Rappe has coached high school, college and club diving for over 30 seasons. His athletes have gone on to become state champions at the high school level, and many have earned All-State honors. Gregg also coached many college athletes to All-American honors and one to a national championship.
Rappe is the head diving coach at Binghamton University. A 2008 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, he led the UMass swimming and diving squad to two Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships. Rappe was the Atlantic 10 Conference one meter diving champion all four of his collegiate years. Rappe concluded his stellar career with four university records, and two Atlantic 10 conference records. Rappe was also named the A-10 Most Outstanding Diver in 2008.
Jackson is in his sixth season as the mens’ and womens’ diving coach
at St. Mary’s University and his tenth season at Winona High School. Jackson also spends his summers coaching summer dive programs in the Rochester area.