About Us

The Montgomery Dive Club has served divers and parents of Montgomery County, Maryland and beyond since 1989. 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, Summer League kids hoping to improve their scores, High School divers looking to hone 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. 

 

Staff

Doug Beavers - Program Director

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 Germantown.

Contact Coach Doug at MDCBeavers@gmail.com

 

Wesley Mattice - KSAC National Team Coach and Facility Director

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

 

 

Alex Gauvin - GISC NATIONAL TEAM COACH AND FACILITY DIRECTOR

Coach Alex joined the MDC staff in May 2016. Alex is an experienced coach and diver who comes to MDC after working two years to establish a brand new diving program at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He has 14 years of diving experience and nine years of coaching experience. Previous to his work at BGSU, Alex was the JO and NCAA assistant coach at Eastern Michigan, where he worked under highly respected coach Buck Smith. At EMU Alex developed age-group divers to a National level and was instrumental in building Legacy Diving into a thriving and nationally respected Junior and Senior level diving program. Alex will be working with the National Team Divers at Germantown.

Contact Coach Alex at alexandergauvin@gmail.com


 
Noah Ehrenberg - AAU NATIONAL TEAM COACH and Facility Director

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. This Fall he takes over the position of Facility Director at MLK and has been tasked with growing and improving the AAU National Team at our Silver Spring pool. He will continue to play an important role in the KSAC National Team, where he was instrumental in developing many of our top young divers over the past few years. 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.
 

Kasey Kinney - Assistant National Team Coach, KSAC

Coach Kinney graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where she competed as NCAA Division 1 diver for the U.S. Army’s Black Knights. Prior to that, while attending Branford High School in her home state of Connecticut, she led the school’s varsity team as the most valuable diver and team captain.  Additionally, in her post graduate year at Mercersburg Academy (Mercersburg, Pennsylvania), Kasey once again led the school’s dive team as its most valuable diver and team captain.

Recently Kasey coached at the Academy of the Holy Cross, the Madeira School in McLean and served as the Head Diving Coach at the River Falls Dolphins Swim Team in Potomac. In addition to her experience as a diver and coach, Kasey is a highly organized and experienced administrator, working at Holy Cross as their Athletic Director. Part of her role/challenge at MDC will be to continue to improve the program's administration and organization. Kasey will be coaching at KSAC and the DTC.

 

Patrick Meck - Developmental COACH, KSAC

Patrick Meck returns to MDC this Fall to run our Human Springs programs and expand our dryland offerings. Patrick is an MDC National Team Alum, a collegiate diver at Maryland, and an accomplished gymnast and trampolinist. He is an experienced gymnastic, trampoline and diving coach with a real knack for helping kids develop a passion for acrobatics. Coach Meck will work primarily at KSAC and the Dryland Training Center. 

 

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