Bunn Returns To UNCW As Diving Coach
Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications
WILMINGTON, North Carolina - Former UNCW diving standout Beau Bunn has been named Diving Coach for the Seahawk Swimming & Diving program following a stint at Duke with the Blue Devil divers.
Bunn returns to the Port City where he graduated from UNCW in 1999 following a decorated career with the Seahawks that saw him arrive as a walk-on and earn Colonial Athletic Association Diver-of-the-Year honors twice. Bunn was the Seahawks' top diver all four seasons he competed.
"I'm excited to have this opportunity to return to UNCW as a part of the coaching staff," said Bunn, who recently completed his fourth season at Duke. "To know that I'll be building upon the strong foundation and traditions that have lead to the many successes of the program is a great honor."
While at Duke, Bunn helped Duke head diving coach Drew Johanson, who also is the head coach of the USA Olympic Diving team, in the development of national champions Abby Johnston and Nick McCrory. Both divers will represent Team USA at the upcoming London Olympics.
Upon joining the program as a freshman, Bunn earned CAA Rookie-of-the-Year honors after finishing second in both the 1 and 3-meter dives. As a sophomore he earned his first CAA Diver-of-the-Year honor, taking second in the 1-meter and winning the 3-meter board. As a junior he swept both events en route to Diver-of-the-Year honors for the second consecutive year.
Prior to Duke, Bunn coached in numerous summer leagues and was the head diving coach for Wake County schools in 2007.