Notre Dame Athletics | July 29, 2020
University of Notre Dame head swim and dive coach Mike LItzinger announced the addition of three coaches to the Irish staff this week.
Longtime collegiate coach and former Olympian Mark Bradshaw has been tabbed as Notre Dame head diving coach, while former collegiate head coach Becca Weiland will assume a new role as assistant swim coach. Additionally, Rebecca Wilkerson joins the staff as a volunteer assistant swim coach.
“I am thrilled to welcome Coach Bradshaw to the University of Notre Dame. Without question, he brings an immediate presence of experience, excellence and proven success to our program,” Litzinger expressed. “As one of the premier college diving coaches in the NCAA, Coach Bradshaw’s philosophy and expectations align perfectly with our values at Notre Dame, and, of course, our continued pursuit of excellence on the NCAA level.”
Bradshaw comes to Notre Dame after 23 seasons at the helm of the diving program at Arizona State University, where he mentored athletes including four-time NCAA Champion Joona Puhakka and six-time All-Americans Micky Benedetti and Trisha Tumlinson. Under Bradshaw’s guidance, ASU has had nine divers earn four NCAA individual titles and 29 All-American honors. In addition, Bradshaw has been named NCAA Diving Coach of the Year twice, in 2003 and 2005.
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