Gabe Kortuem is in his 12th year as diving coach at St. Olaf College and Carleton College. 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:
Jeremiah Jackson is in his seventh season as the mens’ and womens’ diving coach at St. Mary’s University and his ninth season at Winona High School. Jackson also spends his summers coaching summer dive programs in the Rochester area.
Gregg Rappe has coached high school, college, and club diving for more than 30 seasons. His athletes have gone on to become state champions at the high school level, and many have earned All-State honors. Rappe also has coached many college athletes to All-American honors and one to a national championship.
Reuben 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. He concluded his career with four university records and two Atlantic 10 conference records. Rappe was also named the A-10 Most Outstanding Diver in 2008.
Kris Jorgensen is in his third season as the assistant diving coach at St. Catherine University. He was a three-year letter winner at the University of Minnesota where he currently holds the school record in men’s platform diving. Being a Norwegian native, he has won 12 national championships with the Norwegian national team from 2004 – 2012.
Jake Dunn is in his fifth season as the head diving coach at Macalester College. Before his college coaching career began, he coached at the high school level for several seasons. During that time, he coached a Minnesota State Class AA champion and was named Section 1 AA Diving Coach of the year for Lakeville High School (boy’s season) in 2006 and Section 5AA Diving Coach of the year for Minneapolis South (girl’s season) in 2006. He is also an Ole alum who swam and dove for St. Olaf, was all-conference in 2002, and earning All-America honors on the 1-meter at the national championships in his senior season.