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 Jonathan Nye 

- Head Diving Coach -


          Thank you so much for considering to join Metro Atlanta Divers, my name is Jonathan Nye and I'm looking forward to building a wonderful relationship with you and your diver. Diving with confidence and perform with excellence is our motto here and I'm praying that you enjoy your time on the pool deck and build confidence as a diver. 

          I began diving when I was 8 years old and dove year around, up until I was a senior in high school. My father, Ridge Nye, played a key role in my development as a diver. He was my summer league and high school coach and a lot of what I know now, I learned from his teachings.  

          After high school I dove under Dan Laak at the University of Georgia for two seasons.  There I competed in many dual meets and dove well at the SEC Championship meets.  

          After college I wanted to follow in my father's footsteps and begin to coach. I started my coaching career as The Branches summer league coach in 1993 and have been coaching ever since. I now have been the community dive coach for Wesleyan School located in Johns Creek since 2003 and since 2016 have been the Windward Lake Club diving coach. Taking over Metro Atlanta Divers has been a dream of mine for many years.  I'm so grateful for this opportunity and look forward to training with you.   

          Feel free to contact me with any questions about my program.  

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Christopher Cochran

- Diving Coach -


      Christopher started diving seriously at Westminster during his 8th grade year.  Billy Ray Schmidt coached him as a year round diver through the summer of 1989.  In high school, as a senior, he placed fourth at the Georgia State Diving Championship Meet. 

      In the summer of 1989, he qualified to go to the age group Nationals on the 1 meter springboard at The Woodlands in Houston, Texas.  He was recruited to dive at The University of Virginia and was a member of the 1990 ACC Championship Team.  

      During the summer of 1990, he was the head diving coach at Brookwood Hills Community Club in Atlanta.  He was also a volunteer youth minister from 1994-2000 at the Church of the Apostles where he led boys Bible Studies weekly during the school year and chaperoned trips to Florida every summer.  

      He graduated from UVA in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in English and in 1999 completed his masters degree in Counseling from Georgia State University.   

      He's excited to encourage children and build their confidence and coordination through the sport of diving!  

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