Minnesota Diving Academy is proud to present our coaching staff.
Executive Director and Head Coach
Wenbo Chen is the founder and Executive Director of
Minnesota Diving Academy. He joined the coaching staff of University of
Minnesota as Head Men’s and Women’s Diving Coach in 2010. His arrival at
the U of M marked a whole new
era of excellence in Golden Gopher diving.....
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Associate Head Coach
Daniel Croaston was born and raised in Champlin, MN. He is
a 1997 graduate of Champlin Park H.S. and a 2002 graduate
of the University of Minnesota.
While at the U of M, he received a Bachelor’s of Science degree,
majoring in Business and Marketing Education/Sociology.
Former Gopher diver; Big Ten Platform Bronze medalist; 2X NCAA qualifier, NCAA All-American; 2016
Olympic Trials qualifier; Former MDA member
Senior at the University of Minnesota; Majoring in Strategic Communications-Advertising; MDA Alum; Diving
since 14 years old; Minnesota High School State Champion in 2012; Big Ten Finalist on both platform and
springboard; Big Ten Bronze Medalist on 3 Meter springboard-2016; NCAA qualifier and finalist on platform;
NCAA All-American Honorable Mention on Platform; 2016 Olympic Trials participant
Junior at the University of Minnesota; Biology Major; 2015, 2016 NCAA zone qualifier; 2016 B1G
championships; Two years experience coaching MDA