Ryan McIntire is currently an academic Senior and diver at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). His love for the sport of diving shows both in his enthusiasm and drive as an athlete as well as a coach.
McIntire started diving in the 8th grade, where he dove for Fletcher Middle School. He quickly advanced in the sport, pushing himself to learn very complicated skills early on in his career. He owns both the 6 and 11-dive records at Fletcher High School while also still holding the Duval County 11-dive record in Jacksonville, FL. This hard work earned him 6th and 3rd place finishes at the FHSAA state meet during his Junior and Senior years of high school, respectively. Ryan also competed in the AAU diving circuit. He qualified for the AAU Nationals in 2010.
He comes to the Coral Springs Diving coaching staff with a history of coaching both in diving and gymnastics. For those of you that do not know the sport of diving, there are a lot of similarities between divers and gymnasts. His knowledge and experience that comes from his gymnastics coaching has aided his abilities as a dive coach. He brings a unique perspective to the pool and the athletes enjoy his coaching. He has been coaching with Coach Michelle and Coach Matt for quite some time. They are excited to have him on staff with them!
Ryan McIntire (Assistant Coach)
Collegiately, Vieke spent all 4 years of his NCAA eligibility at LSU. His freshmen year was highlighted by his performance at the Southeastern Conference championships where he scored points for his team in all three events: 10th on 3-meter, 12th on 1-meter, and 16th on platform. In his junior season, he earned the first alternate spot for the NCAA Championships at the NCAA zone meet in Austin, TX. Vieke's career best of 388.20 on 3-meter came that season in a dual meet at Texas A&M University. He also was award the 2011 Tiger Athletic Foundation Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year for his academic achievements while competing as a student-athlete.
Vieke has had previous club coaching experience in the state of Louisiana where he was the head coach for the Tiger Aquatics diving program at LSU for a short time. He comes from very structured, successful programs both at the collegiate and club level. With his background, he has gained a wealth of knowledge in different training techniques. We are excited to have him on staff with us at Coral Springs Diving.
Matthew Vieke, after finishing up his diving career and graduating from Louisiana State University (LSU) in the spring of 2012, started coaching alongside Michelle Davison-Sandelin in February of 2013.
Vieke's diving career spanned from 2002-2012. In this time period, he competed in middle school, high school, the USA Diving junior and senior circuit, as well as collegiately.
In high school, Vieke was a two-time All-American diver for Heritage Christian School. He placed 4th at the IHSAA State Diving Meet both his junior and senior season. In the summer of 2008, Vieke made the Junior USA Diving National Championships where he placed in the top 20 on the three-meter event after coming out of the Junior Zones meet top 10 finishes in both the one-meter and three-meter events.
Matthew Vieke (Co-Head Coach)
In four years of collegiate competition, Sandelin was a four-year NCAA All-American, NCAA Academic All-American and Dean's list honoree. Sandelin earned her degree in Business Management and Organization in 2002 from UM.
Through her career, Sandelin has qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials three times. She finished fifth in the 3-meter event in 1996 at the age of 16, second in the 2000 and third in 2004. Her second-place finish in 2000 earned her a spot on the U.S. Olympic team bound for Sydney, Australia. At the 2000 Olympic Games, Sandelin qualified for the Women's 3-meter finals and finished 12th overall.
Since the start of her club coaching career, Michelle has coached many athletes successfully to the national level of competition. She is constantly pushing herself as a coach just as she did as an athlete to be the best that she can be. In the fall of 2013, she was out in California at the national coaches convention learning form high respected coaches in the sport on current strategies to better train the current generation of divers. With her experience both as a coach and athlete, she knows how to foster a great culture for the divers to train in. We look forward to her continued coaching with Coral Springs Diving and know that great things will come!
Sandelin was born in Boca Raton, but grew up in Columbia, South Carolina before returning to South Florida as a competitive diver. She is married to Kevin Sandelin with a daughter, Keelyn, and son, Calder!
Michelle Davison-Sandelin brings over 21 years of experience at the junior national, senior national, high school, collegiate, and international levels of diving. A competitive diver since the age of six, she won the 1-meter and 3-meter United States Junior Nationals nine times. Sandelin is also a seven-time U.S. National Team member.
While attending the University of South Carolina from 1998 to 2000, Sandelin was recognized as the 1999 Southeastern Conference (SEC) Diver of the Year, won the SEC Athlete Award in 1999 and is a SEC record holder. Continuing her education and collegiate at the University of Miami (UM) from 2001-2002, Sandelin was recognized as the "NCAA Woman of the Year" for the state of Florida, a member of UM's Iron Arrow, and a Big East Conference champion.
Michelle Davison-Sandelin (Head Coach)
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