Minnesota Diving Academy is proud to present our coaching staff.

Wenbo Chen
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.....
    Click here for Wenbo's full profile.

Daniel Croaston
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.

Associate Coaches:

Dylan Zoe
Former Gopher diver; Big Ten Platform Bronze medalist; 2X NCAA qualifier, NCAA All-American; 2016
Olympic Trials qualifier; Former MDA member

Dan Monaghan

Lexi Tenenbaum
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

Beth Etterman
Junior at the University of Minnesota; Biology Major; 2015, 2016 NCAA zone qualifier; 2016 B1G
championships; Two years experience coaching MDA