Jim Wynne enters his seventh season as the diving coach at San Diego State University. A former diver at Niagara University, Wynne has a solid background both as a competitor and coach in his specialty.
Last year, Wynne guided SDSU to one of its best diving seasons ever. The top three marks in school history for both the 1- and 3-meter events were set during the 2007-08 campaign. Also, under his tutelage, both Caitlin Atkinson and Megan Flanagan made their second consecutive appearance at the NCAA Zone E Diving Regionals, while Amy Freeberg became the first Aztec diver to earn all-Mountain West Conference honors.
Before coming to SDSU, Wynne was the head coach for men's and women's diving at Niagara University from 1994 to 1997. During that time, he recruited and coached two freshmen student-athletes to conference championship qualifying and a placing in zones, and also produced a pair of Academic All-Americans. Wynne was also the founder of the Niagara Sunbirds, a community-based diving club comprised of novice and junior divers. Most recently, he has served as the assistant coach of novice diving for Taylor Made Diving in nearby San Marcos.
As an athlete, Wynne had top five finishes in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference three consecutive years while at Niagara. Wynne was a Division I zone qualifier in both 1993 and 1994. Prior to competing at the collegiate level, he finished among the top five at the junior Olympics from 1986 to 1990.
The 36-year-old Wynne is a 1994 graduate of Niagara with a bachelor's degree in political science.