The Montgomery Dive Club has served divers and parents of Montgomery County, Maryland and beyond for the last 25 years. A registered USA and AAU Diving Club, MDC has trained many of the nation's finest springboard and platform divers, producing a long list of State, Regional, Zone and National Champions throughout our history.
But we don't just serve elite level athletes pursuing Olympic Dreams. We also work with absolute beginners, High School divers hoping to improve their list for Metros and adults who are looking for a challenging way to keep in shape.
Our philosophy is to place our athletes' well-being ahead of scores, medals and titles, with a goal of cultivating a genuine passion for the sport of diving and an understanding of the value of perseverance, sportsmanship, and ethical behavior.
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Doug Beavers - Program Director and MLK National Team Coach
Coach Beavers has been active in the sport of diving since 1977, and has been a professional diving coach for over 20 years. For years he was actively involved with NVSL diving at Parliament Pool in Springfield, VA. Parliament is where he learned to swim and dive, got his first job, started coaching diving, and met his wife Beth.
In 1989 he began coaching at the Northern Virginia Dive Club (NVDC) a registered USA Diving program, under Head Coach Bob Ketrick. During his time there he played an instrumental role in the development of NVDC’s first Olympic Trials qualifier, Kristin Link. By the time he left in December 1994, the club had built a strong reputation as an up-and-coming USA Diving program.
Eager to try his hand as a Head Coach, he spent two years as the Head JO Coach at South Carolina Divers and served as assistant coach at University of South Carolina. There he worked with Puerto Rican Olympian Vivian Alberty and US Olympians Melisa Moses and Michelle Davison.
In December of 1996, he moved to the City of St Peters, Missouri to create a comprehensive diving program at the St Peters REC-PLEX. He started from scratch, and over the next nine years Lightning Diving became a nationally recognized USA Diving program, produced numerous Junior National and Senior National Qualifiers, NCAA scholarship athletes, and several National Champions.
Divers trained by Coach Beavers and his staff in St Peters went on to capture NCAA and Senior National Titles, compete in US Olympic Trials, and even compete at the Olympic Games. In the London 2012 Olympic Games, former Lightning Diver Kelci Bryant won a bronze medal in the synchronized 3-meter springboard event. In the summer of 2004, the City of St Peters hosted the US Olympic Trials for diving, and Doug was an active part of the bid and hosting of that event.
In addition to coaching, Beavers has been active in the administrative levels of the sport, serving on the Executive Board of USA Diving and as President of the US Professional Diving Coaches Association. He was named Program Director of Montgomery Dive Club in September 2010. He currently coaches National Team and Human Springs at KSAC and the Dryland Training Center.
Contact Coach Doug at MDCBeavers@gmail.com
Wesley Mattice - KSAC National Team Coach
Coach Wes joined the MDC staff in September 2011. He started diving in the summer of 1995, under Coach Joe Somma at Newfield Swim and Dive Club in Stamford, CT. Shortly after that he was invited to join the Whirlwind Dive Team. He dove at Stamford High School and competed in college at Southern Connecticut State University, graduating with a Bachelors degree in Studio Art.
Even as a diver Wes continually found himself coaching, assisting at his summer club and with the club team at SCSU. In Fall 2006, he started coaching for Whirlwind, working with all levels from beginner to the national team. During this time he continued to learn from great coaches like Joe Somma and Sergey Meshcherskiy. He also trained and competed at Masters Nationals in 2007. He is a member of the USA Diving Code of Conduct Committee for Zone A and is an active participant in the USA Diving's Annual National Conferences.
Coach Wes is currently on the roster of USA Diving's Junior National Squad coaching staff. Identified as a coach of top national talent, he receives exclusive coach training opportunities from USA Diving as part of this squad. He attended the 2015 Junior Pan Americas in Cuba as a coach. Along with running the National Team out of Kennedy Shriver Aquatics Center Wes performs coach education and the development of curriculum for the lessons and pre-team groups at Montgomery Dive Club.
Wes spends most of his time coaching the National Team at KSAC and the Dryland Training Center. Off the pool deck Wes is a freelance Graphics Designer, Illustrator and artist. He has used his considerable skills to help develop the MDC web site, design cool event logos, and create our marketing materials.
Contact Coach Wes at MDCMattice@gmail.com
Charlie Casuto - GISC National Team Coach
Charlie Casuto coached the Cinncinnati Stingray Diving Team from the 1970's through the 1990's, where he consistently produced many of the top divers in the country and in the world. In 1996 he guided Becky Ruehl to a fourth place finish at the Atlanta Olympic Games on platform. As coach of the University of Cinncinatti Bearcats, he had 10 divers earn a total of 32 All-American awards during his 23-year career.
Charlie coached two national diving champions, Pat Evans, who won the men's 3-meter title at the 1989 NCAA Championships, and Becky Ruehl, who won the platform title in 1996.He was twice names the NCAA Diving Coach of the Year and he is a member of the University of Cinncinatti Bearcats' Athletic Hall of Fame.
Noah Ehrenberg - Head AAU NATIONAL TEAM COACH, KSAC National Team Coach, and Human Springs Coach
Noah joined MDC in the Fall of 2013 after several very successful years coaching in the MCDL. He brings a unique style to the pool deck and is quickly building a fan-base of divers and parents alike who love his approach to coaching. Noah apprenticed under National Training Center Coaches in Indianapolis as well as the top coaches at City of Midland, Texas. He now works closely with Coach Doug to continue honing his craft. His enthusiasm and desire for improvement are infectious, and we love having him on the staff. You can find Noah coaching at the Dryland Center, MLK and KSAC.
Contact Coach Noah at MDCEhrenberg@gmail.com.
Ali-Marie Murphy - Program Administrator and COACH of All Levels
Ali joined the MDC staff in the Fall of 2014 after completing her Psychology and Criminal Justice degree at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. While at GMU she dove for the Patriots under the guidance of nationally recognized coach Dennis Ceppa. In the short time that Ali has been with the program, she has facilitated a tremendous amount of positive change. Her detail-oriented organizational skills have had a broad impact on the club's administration and communication processes.
Contact Coach Ali at MDCAMurphy@gmail.com