John Sirmon Tabbed As Head Diving Coach At St. Bonaventure

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June 22nd, 2022 News

Courtesy: St. Bonaventure Athletics

BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – St. Bonaventure University head swimming coach Skip Nitardy has announced the hiring of John Sirmon as the new Bonnies men’s and women’s diving coach.

“We are excited to have John joining the coaching staff,” Nitardy said. “He is enthusiastic and brings quality Division I experience to the program. I think our student-athletes are going to enjoy working with him.”

Sirmon joins the Bonnies coaching staff after three seasons at Tulane where he recruited and trained the Green Wave’s first ever diver to qualify for the NCAA Zone Championship.

Prior to his stint in New Orleans, Sirmon spent three years with the Carolina Diving Academy.

During his tenure at Carolina Diving Academy, the team had athletes who competed in the USA Diving Senior Zone Championship Finals and the USA Diving Senior National Championship as well as the USA Diving Jr National Championship and AAU Diving National Championship Finals.

Sirmon also spent two years as the head diving coach of the Hoover Dive Club in Hoover, Ala., from 2014-16.

Sirmon previously served as the diving coach at Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Ala. During his time in Birmingham, his team set every school record. In addition, Sirmon had multiple divers that were selected as conference divers of the week and had one conference Diver of the Year.

Sirmon is an alum of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in religion. He dove two years and was a finalist in the men’s one meter at the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships. Sirmon received his Master of Fine Arts in Book Arts from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

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