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

Coach Brian Yodice

Coaching College and Junior Olympic Team divers since 2003

Stony Brook SUNY Coach 2003-2007

2 Time American East Coach of the Year (Womens)

Junior Olympic Team Coach since 1999- Including at Eisenhower Park Long Island

NCAA Diver at Villanova - Conference Champion & 2x NCAA Zone Qualifier

Specializes in Sports Therapy - Including Strengthening, Conditioning & Flexibility

Practices at Westchester Family Chiropractic

Staff Coaches

Coach Bradley Schott
Current Coach of Middlebury College, Vernont, Since 2014

Former Coach of Iona College, New Rochelle, New York

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



Coach Nick Turner

Coach of High Dive Champions Spring 2012-2014
Coach of Coveleigh Diving Team 2012
Binghamton University NCAA Diver 2009-2012

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

Coach Estrella Dacosta

Coaches Benefit Information: As required by New York State law, below is important information for  coaches.

Coaches   2019-2020

Coach Melanie Dilascio
Coach of Bronxville Field Club /Rye/Mamaroneck 2012 - 2018

NCAA Division 1 Diver - Iona College 2010-2014
Iona College Diving Team Captain 2012

Special Guest & Olympic Coach Dick Kimball
Olympic Coach –1964,1980, 1984, 1988, 1992
Coach of 5 Olympic Gold Medalists, 5 Silver Medalists & 3 Bronze 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 - Alex Palermo


Coach Johan Lopez
Lehman College Diver
CUNY Conference Diving Champion 2009
Current Merchant Marine Academy Diving Coach

Current U.S. Diving NCAA Representative

Former 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)

Associate Head Coach

Elite Coach - Ken Vigiletti

Coaches Wednesdays and Weekends
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 2009-2017
High Dive Champions Junior Olympic Diving Coach 2008-2018
High Dive Champions Diver 2004
Competitive Gymnast for 6 Years - USA Gymnastics

A Special Note from Coach Mike Darland...

As a parent and long term coach, I believe a very important decision in your child's life is "which athletic endeavors to choose" and just as important, "who to choose as your coaches".  With this in mind, I have assembled an impressive group of coaches to help coach my team. Some of them are well know and accomplished at the highest  levels of national and international diving. I also have coaches with the personalities that kids love. I look forward to you getting to know this group.


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

Coach - Cassie Keenan


Coach Jen Ullman
James Madison University Diver
Suffern High School Diving Record Holder - 20+ years
NY State High School Finalist - 4th Place
High Dive Champions Junior Olympic Diving Coach Since 2014
N.Y. Section 1 & Suffern H.S. Coach since 2010
Has coached along side and gained experience from Olympic Coaches John Wingfield & Dick Kimball since 2011

Suffern High School Hall of Fame Recipient 2017


Former Coaches

Associate Head Coach - Billy McGowan

Coaches Monday  through Saturday, All Classes and Levels
15 Years Diving Coach Experience - College & Junior Olympic

College - Iona College since 2017, University of Illinois 2003-2006, Pace University 2007-2009, Stony Brook SUNY 2001-2003

US Diving - High Dive Champions 2006-2007, Founding & Head Diving Coach of Marlins Diving Club 2007-2011

Coached over 25 USA National Qualifiers

Coach of National Champions, Including Carolina Sculti

Head Coach & Team Owner Mike Darland
Competitive U.S. Diver on 10-meter Platform, 3 and 1-meter springboard (Coached by Olympic Coach Dick Kimball)
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

Lifegaurd & Diving Safety Certification Instructor

Business Career

University of Michigan-BGS Degree, Business & Communication Concentration 1979
Northwestern University - M.B.A. - 1989

Marketing Executive - Corporate Companies worked for included: Procter & Gamble, The Quaker Oats Company, Con Agra, Alberto Culver & Del Labs

Elite Coach Sergey Meshcherskiy
High Dive Champions Elite Coach - 2012-2018

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 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

Guest Coaches

Coach Emily Stotesbery
Penn State - Division 1 NCAA Diver
Penn State's top Women Diver in 2013
Future Stars Diving Coach 2015-2017
High Dive Champions Junior Olympic Diving Coach 2015-2018

High Dive Champions Diver - Starting in 2007

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

New Coaches 2019

Coach Veronica Ribot-Canales
4-
Time Olympic Diving Finalist on 3m & 10 meter Platform ('88 Seoul, '92 Barcelona)
U.S. National Diving Champion in 1992 & 1993 - 3 meter springboard
8 1/2 year Division 1 Ivy League Coach at Cornell University