Jersey Diving Academy announces the hiring of Cathy Mallon!
Cathy comes to Jersey Diving Academy with 20+x years of coaching experience, dating back to swan dives and wooden diving boards. A gymnast turned “trampoline-ist” turned diver turned math teacher, she combines her passions of flipping and twisting, physics, and calculating trajectories all into one career and couples it with the joy of making it fun.
Cathy has coached at all levels, including numerous years in Princeton Area’s Summer League program (PASDA), most recently with the Community Park Bluefish. She coached 13 years at the High School level (combined between West Windsor-Plainsboro HS and Montgomery HS), and was honored with the NJSIAA Swimming Coach of the Year in 2017 for her contributions to the advancement of High School Diving in New Jersey. Most recently Cathy coached at NCAA Division I Seton Hall University where she
produced a Big East Champion and was part of the Coaching Staff of the Year (Men’s Swimming and Diving Team, 2018).
Cathy was a 4-year Varsity Collegiate diver at Trenton State College (now The College of New Jersey) as a National Qualifier and Academic-Honor Athlete, and inductee into the TCNJ Hall of Fame Team of Distinction in 2013. After a 25-year hiatus, she now enjoys Masters Diving with East Coast Masters Diving Team at TCNJ. Her two proudest achievements in her entire life so far, though, are her sons Tyler and Sean.
She is going to be a fantastic addition to our coaching staff!
Andy McGowan will be in his second season at Jersey Diving Academy.
Andy began diving competitively in 1980 for The William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, and then later for Gettysburg College in PA.
He also dove for the Centennial Aquatic Club in PA and went on to coach Centennial for several years during Graduate School at Temple University. A native of Bucks County PA, Andy spent his summers diving with the Maplewood Swim Cub in Pa.
Andy returned to coaching when his daughters expressed interest in the sport, and spent 5 years as the Head Diving Coach for the Council Rock Aquatic Club in Newtown, and 4 years with the Richboro Swim Club.
Andy is a founding member and Coach of East Coast Masters Diving which is the largest Adult Masters Diving Club in the United States, and offers a local lessons program. Andy is also a nationally ranked Masters diver in 1 meter springboard, 3 meter springboard, 5 meter platform, and mixed syncro events.
Andy’s knowledge and experience with diving and his love for the sport make him an excellent addition to Jersey Diving Academy, we could not be happier!!!