Ohio State Diving Coach, Vince Panzano, Steps Down After 35 Years

Vince Panzano has 40 years of coaching experience and has been the head coach of the Ohio State Men’s and Women’s Diving programs for the last 35 years. The program has only had 3 coaches in its history, all three have been Ohio State Graduates. Panzano has coached 12 NCAA champions, 9  Olympians, 23 US National Championships, 92 All-Americans, and 59 Big Ten Champions.

Last season, Ohio State sophomore, Shane Miszkiel, was the Big Ten champion in the men’s 3m springboard and a finalist at the NCAA Championships in the same event. Cheyenne Cosineau, also a sophomore, was a finalist in the women’s platform at the NCAA Championships. Cosineau qualified for the 2013 World Championship Team in the synchronized platform event.

The Ohio State women’s team finishes 20th in the CSCAA end of season poll and 28th at the NCAA Championships. The men’s program finished 13th in the CSCAA end of season poll and 12 at the NCAA championships.

The men’s team signed one diver, Alex Gonzalez, along with a large class of swimmer for next season.

Applications for the head coaching position are being accepted until the 14th of July.



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The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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