Jim Wynne enters his eighth season as the diving coach at San Diego State. A former diver at Niagara, Wynne has a solid background both as a competitor and coach in his specialty.
Last year, Wynne guided diver Alex Bartasd to the Zone E regional competition in all three events as she became the first Aztec diver to advance to the finals at the regional meet.
In 2007-08, Wynne helped the Scarlet and Black to one of its best diving seasons in school history. SDSU's top three marks on the 1- and 3-meter boards as well as the platform were set, while the Aztecs also had their first-ever diver earn all-MWC honors.
Before coming to San Diego State, Wynne was the head coach for men's and women's diving at Niagara from 1994 to 1997. During that time, he guided two divers to the conference championship and a placing in zones, and also produced a pair of academic All-Americans. In addition, Wynne was the founder of the Niagara Sunbirds, a community-based diving club comprised of novice and junior divers.
Wynne has also recently been working with the junior national team of the Mexican Federation at the Centro de Alto Rendimiento (CAR) in Tijuana, Mexico. During his stint as an instructor at the CAR, Wynne has worked alongside international coaches, including Wang Yu Ping, Andres Romo and Arnoldo Ramos-Mangana.
As an athlete, Wynne had top five finishes in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference three consecutive years and was a four-time Division I Zone A qualifier while at Niagara. Prior to competing at the collegiate level, he was a junior national qualifier and finished among the top five at the junior Olympics from 1986 to 1990.
The 37-year-old Wynne is a 1994 graduate of Niagara with a bachelor's degree in political science.