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Diving Coach. Ninth season at Iowa. Fifteen years in the Big Ten Conference.
Todd Waikel is entering his ninth season as the diving coach with the University of Iowa swimming and diving program.
In his eight seasons in Iowa City, Waikel has coached five All-Americans, 15 NCAA Championships qualifiers, and he was instrumental in helping the UI diving program become a USA Diving “Center of Excellence.”
Waikel joined the Hawkeyes after putting together an impressive collegiate and national diving resume during his seven-year stint as assistant diving coach at Indiana University. He helped the Hoosiers to five Big Ten Conference titles (four women’s, one men’s) and three top 10 NCAA finishes in his seven seasons. He also has coached 10 USA Diving National Teams to titles since 2006.
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Second season at Iowa. Director of Sports Performance. Men’s recruiting coordinator. Fourteen-time conference Coach of the Year. Second stint in Iowa City.
Brian Schrader coached six NCAA qualifiers in seven events during his first season with the program, but the NCAA Championships were cancelled March 12 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Four swimmers Hannah Burvill (200 free), Kelsey Drake (200 fly), Anze Fers Erzen (200 back), and Daniel Swanepoel (200 breast) — earned CSCAA All-America honors.
Schrader joined the program following a 13-year stint as head coach at the University of Denver where he was recognized six times by the American Swimming Coaches Award for having an athlete finish in the top eight at the NCAA Championships. Denver qualified athletes for the NCAA Championships in 10 of his 13 seasons with 24 athletes earning All-America honors.
Schrader led the Pioneers to 17 conference championships (nine men’s and eight women’s in The Summit League and Sun Belt Conference) and the men’s team posted a 22nd place finish at the 2018 NCAA Championships. The Denver women’s program was named Collegeswimming.com’s No. 1 Mid-Major program from 2016-18.
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Third season at Iowa. Director of Recruiting. Women’s Recruiting Coordinator. Eight-time All-American at Indiana from 2007-09.
Sarah Stockwell-Gregson is in her third season as an assistant coach, the director of recruiting and women’s recruiting coordinator with the University of Iowa swimming and diving program. Stockwell-Gregson was named to the position in June, 2018.
During the 2019-20 season, Stockwell-Gregson coached four NCAA qualifiers, but the NCAA Championships were cancelled March 12 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. All four swimmers — Hannah Burvill (200 free), Kelsey Drake (200 fly), Anze Fers Erzen (200 back), and Daniel Swanepoel (200 breast) — earned CSCAA All-America honors.
Stockwell-Gregson joined the program following a seven-year stint at Virginia Tech, where she was the program’s top assistant from 2015-18 and interim head coach in 2018. She joined the Hokies in 2011 as an assistant coach.
While in Blacksburg, Stockwell-Gregson helped the men’s and women’s programs post 11 top-five team finishes at the ACC Championships and nine top-25 showings at the NCAA Championships. She coached 46 All-America or honorable mention All-America honorees, 16 ACC champions, and an ACC Swimmer of the Meet.
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