TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State head diving coach John Proctor has been chosen as one of the 16 staff members that will be heading to Tokyo alongside the 2020 U.S. Olympic Diving Team.
Proctor will be coaching for Team USA in his second Olympics, specifically as a personal coach for Katrina Young, who also qualified for her second Games in women’s 10-meter.
“I’m extremely proud to represent Team USA and coach Katrina on the highest level of our sport,” Proctor said. “Being at Florida State, I have the chance to coach some of the best athletes in the world and for that I’m beyond grateful. I can’t wait to get to Tokyo with Katrina and get to work.”
Proctor is no stranger to international competition. As Young’s coach since 2014, Proctor has guided her to a pair of bronze medals in the women’s 10-meter synchro and the team event at the 2019 FINA Diving World Championships.
Young (USA) along with Izaak Bastian (Bahamas), Ida Hulkko (Finland), Emir Muratovic (Bosnia & Herzegovina) and Julio Horrego (Honduras) all have ties to FSU swimming and diving and will be competing at the Olympics.
Carlson Invited to 2021 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series
Former Florida State standout diver Molly Carlson has been selected to join the remaining Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series for 2021. She will represent Team Canada in the five remaining stops on tour.
“We’ve had incredibly talented divers come through FSU over the years,” Proctor said. “Molly and Katrina are two of the best athletes I’ve been honored to coach. They are both strong and incredible women and I am so proud of them.”
In her World Series debut on June 12 as a wildcard diver in Saint-Raphael, France, Carlson took silver behind Australian Rhiannan Iffland. Her performance earned her a spot as a permanent diver for the season.
The next stop is scheduled for Aug. 14 at 9 a.m. in Olso, Norway. Followed by Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina on Aug. 28, Downpatrick Head, Ireland on Sept. 12, Polignano a Mare, Italy on Sept. 26 and Baku, Azerbaijan on Oct. 16.
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