Jesse Lyman Added to Alabama Diving Staff After Stint At East Carolina

Photo Courtesy: Jeff Hanson / Alabama Athletics

The Alabama Swimming and Diving program has added diving coach Jesse Lyman to its staff head coach Coley Stickels announced this week.

“We’re excited to have Jesse join our staff,” Stickels said. “He’s one of the top young diving coaches around and is a great addition to what I believe is one of the best staffs in the nation. He’s done great work everywhere he’s been and has the added advantage of having competed in the Southeastern Conference and all that entails.”


Jesse Lyman. Photo Courtesy: Alabama Swimming and Diving

Prior to joining the Crimson Tide, Lyman spent three seasons as the diving coach at East Carolina.

“I am beyond excited to join the Crimson Tide,” Jesse Lyman said. “I look forward to contributing to the success of this program and the University.”

While with the Pirates, Lyman’s divers recorded 18 finals appearances at the American Athletic Conference championships, earning one gold, four silver and two bronze medals. Additionally, he helped Rodrigo Romero earn All-America honors and qualify for the 2020 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.

Prior to joining ECU, Jesse Lyman spent three seasons as diving coach at Rowan University. During his tenure at Rowan, he coached five-time NCAA Division III All-America diver John Morris. Lyman was also named Metropolitan Championships Coach of the Year each season of his stint at Rowan.

A 2013 graduate of LSU with a history education major and a minor in political science, Lyman was a four-year diver for the Tigers and a two-year NCAA Zone Championships qualifier.

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