Past & Returning Guest Coaches

Coach Melanie Dilascio
Coach of Bronxville Field Club 2012 - Present
NCAA Division 1 Diver - Iona College 2010-2014
Iona College Diving Team Captain 2012

Coach Bradley Schott
Coach of Next Generation Diving Team assisting Coach Chris Bergere
Coach of Black Rock Yacht Club 2013
University of Connecticut Diver - NCAA Division 1-Coached by John Bransfield
2010 Big East Championships 3m Finalist & 1m Semifinalist
2010 NCAA Division 1 Zone A Qualifier
2009 Big East Championships Semifinalist 1m & 3m
2007 & 2008 High School All American


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Co-Head Coach & Head Elite Coach Sergey Meshcherskiy
Junior European Champion on 3-meter and Silver Medalist on Platform - 1995
5 time Russian National Champion on 1m, 3m and Platform
Fina World Masters Champion on 1m, 3m, and Platform - 2006
Member of the Russian National Diving Team 1995-1997
Graduate from Ural State Technical University,Russia - Diploma in Sports Management (1997-2002)

Coach Kate Hallex
Purchase College Diver
U.S. Diving Safety Certified Diving Coach
Katonah Swim & Tennis Club Diving Coach (Since 2011)
Future Stars Diving Coach Since 2011
Coaching Training includes direct supervision from Olympic Coach Dick Kimball

Head Coach & Team Owner Mike Darland
Competitive U.S. Diver on 10-meter Platform, 3 and 1-meter springboard (Kimball Diver)
University of Michigan Diving Team (1975-1979) & Varsity Letter Winner
Coached for over 8 years by Olympic Coaches Dick Kimball & Ron O'Brien
Safety Certification Trainer for U.S. Diving Coaches since 2008
FINA Certified International Diving Judge since 2009 - Qualified to Judge World Level Divers in International Competitions
Chairman - AAU Metropolitan Diving
Chairman - U.S. Diving - Southern N.Y. Diving Association
Diving Director of Future Stars Summer Camp since 2007
University of Michigan - Business & Communication Concentration 1979
Northwestern University - M.B.A.

Special Note: Coaches Insurance Benefit Information is found at the bottom of this page.

Former Coaches

Special Guest & Olympic Coach Dick Kimball
Olympic Coach –1964,1980, 1984, 1988, 1992
Coach of 5 Olympic Gold Medalists
Coach of 68 National Diving Champions
International Hall of Famer
University of Michigan Diving Coach 1960 – 2002
Coach of the Year – Multiple Years for Senior Diving & Age Group
NCAA Diving Champion in 1957 (1 & 3 Meter)
1963 World Champion - Professional Diving Championships
Future Stars Diving Coach since 2008
High Dive Special Guest Coach for Kimball Cup week since 2004

Coach Johan Lopez
Lehman College Diver
CUNY Conference Diving Champion 2009
Mamaroneck/Rye/Ursaline High School Diving Coach
Coach of Section 1 Diving Champion & All American 2011
Coach of Larchmont Yacht Club (Since 2011) & Bronxville Field Club (2010)
Diving Student of Olympic Coach Jeff Huber (Indiana University)

Coach Nicole Poppas
University of New Hampshire Div. 1 NCAA Diver
Diving Team Captain 2011-2012
Wykagyl Summer Diving Coach - 2011-2012
High Dive Champions Diver 2005-2008

Elite Coach - Ken Vigiletti
University of Michigan and Kimball Diver
High School State Diving Champion - Michigan
High School All American
University of Michigan Letter Winner
Big Ten Diving Championship Finalist
NCAA Division 1 Diving Championship Finalist
Coach of Summer Diving-All Ages

Coach Jesus Santos
Marist College Graduate & 3 time ECAC Finalist
Empire State Games 2007 - Bronze Medalist
Future Stars Diving Coach since 2009
High Dive Champions Junior Olympic Diving Coach Since 2008
High Dive Champions Diver 2004
Competitive Gymnast for 6 Years - USA Gymnastics

Coach Madison Darland
U.S. Diving National Finalist
3 Time U.S. Diving Regional Champion
4 Time AAU Nationals Finalist
Mamaroneck, NY High School Record Holder
County Diving Champion
Future Stars Diving Coach since 2009
U.S. Diving Safety Certified Diving Coach
High Dive Champions Diver 2002-2010

Coach Jenny Palladino

Coach of Pace University Club Team 2010-2013
Coach of Rye Golf Diving Team 2013
Diving Coach of Chappaqua Swim & Tennis 2012
Pace University NCAA Division II Diver - 2012 to Present
NCAA Division II National Qualifier
2011 & 2012 Sectional Diving Champion
Member of High Dive Champions Diving Team 2009-2012

Coach Nick Turner

Coach of High Dive Champions Spring 2012-Present
Coach of Coveleigh Diving Team 2012- Present
Binghamton University NCAA Diver 2009-2012