Oleg Andriyuk Named Cal Diving Coach
BERKELEY – Oleg Andriyuk has been named the California diving coach following a 12-year tenure at Stanford Diving Club, men's and women's swimming & diving head coaches David Durden and Teri McKeever announced Tuesday.
Andriyuk arrives in Berkeley with nearly three decades worth of coaching experience at the national and world levels following a decorated professional diving career in Ukraine. In addition to his stint at Stanford Diving Club (2009-21), which included 10 years as a head coach, Andriyuk coached at Trojan Diving Club from 1999-2009, holding the head coaching role for the final four years. Both clubs were consistently ranked among the top-10 programs nationally and achieved a No. 1 national ranking under Andriyuk's guidance.
"I am honored to accept the diving coach position at Cal and be a part of this hard-working and well-decorated program," Andriyuk said. "I feel privileged to join such a legendary Cal Aquatics staff and I am excited to work side-by-side with all the coaches. My ultimate goal is to contribute to the overall results to help the Cal men's and women's swimming & diving teams win future national titles."
Andriyuk's success at Stanford Diving Club earned him multiple international assignments, including as an assistant coach for Team USA at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games where he oversaw Kristian Ipsen earn the United States' first top-five finish in the men's 3-meter individual event in 16 years. Andriyuk has also served on staff at the 2016 FINA World Cup, 2015 FINA World Championships and 2014 FINA Junior World Championships.
"Oleg's continued success in developing championship-caliber diving programs makes him an outstanding fit for our Cal Aquatics family," Durden said. "His high standard of performance at Stanford Diving Club, and previously at Trojan Diving Club, has produced consistent success at the national and international levels. I'm looking forward to having him impact our program and continue our tradition of success at Cal."
After leading Stanford Diving Club to a No. 1 national ranking in 2018, Andriyuk received the Moose Moss Age Group Award – given to the most outstanding age-group diving coach in the nation – and the Dick Wilson Memorial Award, which recognizes the most-improved age-group club in the country. The Stanford and Trojan Diving Clubs' Junior Olympics team athletes amassed 47 individual national medals (22 gold, 11 silver, 14 bronze) under Andriyuk. His senior-level divers added 15 medals (11 gold, three silver, one bronze) at the Senior National Championship levels.
"Oleg's development of nationally-ranked club programs and his success in guiding divers to the highest levels of the sport make him a great addition to our Cal Aquatics family," McKeever said. "His leadership at Stanford Diving Club over the past 12-plus years as well as his selection as a coach for Team USA at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games proves that he knows what it takes to help our student-athletes thrive. I'm excited to welcome him to Cal and have him further our tradition of success."
Andriyuk landed his first coaching position with Sports Club Azov (Mariupol, Ukraine) in 1993 before moving to the United States, where he held the head diving coach role at Claremont-Pomona Colleges before transitioning fully to Trojan Diving Club.
Andriyuk has also served as the junior elite coach representative and secretary for the USA Diving Committee for Competitive Excellence (CCE) since December 2020. He has been a visiting diving coach for the Mission Viejo Nadadores Dive Club since September 2020 and has previous experience in assisting the Stanford and USC diving programs on a voluntary basis.
A decorated diver for the Ukrainian National Team and USSR Junior National Team, Andriyuk won 10 gold medals at the Ukrainian National Diving Championships during a 16-year professional career. He earned a degree in physical education from Donetsk State University (Donetsk, Ukraine) in 1993 and later received a certificate in intensive English from UCLA in 2000.
The Cal men's and women's swimming & diving programs finished second and fourth, respectively, at the 2021 NCAA Championships and have won a combined eight national team titles since 2009.