DURHAM, North Carolina, October 2. KATIE Hazelton has joined the Duke swimming and diving coaching staff as a volunteer assistant diving coach, as announced by head coach Dan Colella Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Hazelton will assist head diving coach Nunzio Esposto, who took over the reins of the Duke diving program this summer.
A native of Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England, Hazelton joins the Blue Devils after serving as the program director for the Duke Diving club team for the past year. Prior to coming to Durham, she was a diving technical operations manager with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, overseeing planning and development for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Hazelton also worked as an aquatics officer with the American Swimming Association from 2010-11 and was previously a diving talent development officer with the organization from 2007-10.
A 2005 graduate of Leeds University in Leeds, England, Hazelton earned a bachelor of sports science and physiology degree.
She is the daughter of Jackie and Brian Hazelton, who are both involved with diving in Great Britain.
Hazelton currently resides in Durham.
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