BERKELEY, Calif., July 27. THOMAS Davidson, formerly the diving coach at Illinois State University, was named the diving coach for both the men's and women's programs at California, Athletic Director Sandy Barbour announced Wednesday.
A former U.S. national champion and All-American at Indiana University, Davidson coached at Illinois State this past season, leading one Redbird to the NCAA Zone Diving Championships. Davidson also brings club coaching experience to Cal, after leading Redbird Diving (2005-06) and serving as an assistant at Twin City Diving (2003-04) and at J.P. Divers (2001-04).
Davidson also worked as a head diving coach at the prep level, at North St. Paul High School in North St. Paul, Minn., (2004), Fairfield College Preparatory School in Fairfield, Conn., (2002-03) and Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden, Conn., (2002).
Davidson became a three-time All-American at Indiana and took third place on the one-meter springboard at the 2001 NCAA Championships. He also won titles at the 2002 U.S. Senior National Championships, 2001 U.S. Indoor National Championships and 2001 U.S. Outdoor National Championships.
At the international level, Davidson competed in the 2001 World University Games and the 2001 Goodwill Games.