May 23, 2011
Soldati Coaching Scorecard | USA Diving
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue head diving coach Adam Soldati will also be traveling to China for the 2011 World Championships this summer after being selected to the USA Diving coaching staff.
Former Purdue diver David Boudia has earned a spot on the USA Diving team headed to China for the World Championships, set for July 16-24 in Shanghai. He will compete in the 10-meter platform events, both individually and in the synchronized competition with partner Nick McCrory.
With the ultimate goal of qualifying for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Boudia continues to train with Soldati. Although he will not be competing for Purdue during the 2011-12 collegiate season, Boudia is expected to remain a regular at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center.
Soldati is a three-time CSCAA National Coach of the Year and five-time Big Ten Conference Diving Coach of the Year honoree. He helped coach Boudia to six career NCAA national titles and had five different divers (three male, two female) score points at the 2011 national championship meets. Danny Cox, J.P. Perez and Boudia all reached the finals of the platform competition at the Men’s NCAAs, and Erin Mertz finished as high as third in the 3-meter event at the Women’s NCAAs.
Duke University head diving coach Drew Johansen was selected as the head coach of USA Diving for the 2011 World Championships. John Wingfield, the coach of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team, was named the primary assistant coach. University of Texas head diving coach Matt Scoggin and Ken Armstrong, another former USA Diving head coach, joined Soldati as official members of the 2011 coaching staff for the World Championships.