Leslie Hasselbach Adams Named USA Diving High Performance Manager

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USA Diving has announced that Leslie Hasselbach Adams, a long-time diving coach and FINA judge, has been named the organization’s High Performance Manager.

Hasselbach Adams brings extensive diving knowledge to USA Diving after serving as head diving coach at Clemson University for 18 years and traveling the world representing the United States as a FINA judge.

“I am looking forward to working with Leslie. I’ve known her for over 18 years and think she is one of the most honest, loyal, organized and hard-working individuals you could possibly have on your staff,” said USA Diving High Performance Director Dan Laak. “We have worked alongside each other for years both on the pool deck and on committees, and I have turned to her for advice and help many times.”

While at Clemson, Hasselbach Adams served as the diving representative on the NCAA rules committee and was also a member of the NCAA Championships diving subcommittee. Her experience coaching and evaluating talent at the collegiate level along with her years as a judge will bring valuable insight to the High Performance Department. Her work ethic, organization skills, and personality will bode well in this role as USA Diving moves forward towards 2020 in Tokyo and beyond.

“I’m very excited to join the USA Diving staff. Dan (Laak) and I have worked well together in the past, and I look forward to the opportunity to make a difference in the development and success of USA’s athletes,” Hasselbach Adams said.

Hasselbach Adams assumed her new role in the High Performance Department August 1.


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