Ryan Moehnke
Ryan Moehnke

Ryan enters his sixth season for the Bulldogs. In 2005, Moehnke coached Melanie Loftus ('05) to the Women's NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships and in 2008 he coached Jeff Lichtenstein ('08) to the Men's NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. Loftus was also the Ivy League Champion on 3-meter in 2005. In 2007, Moehnke coached Jeff Lichtenstein to a 3-meter Championship at the EISL's and a 1-meter Championship in 2008. Loftus and Lichtenstein were named Divers of Meet for their performances. Lichtenstein was also named to the 2008 Division 1 Mid-Major All-America first team for his performances. Ryan is also responsible for Loftus's 3-meter Yale record and Lichtenstein's 1-meter and 3-meter Yale records. Ryan has also produced 16 Ivy League finalists and 18 of his divers have qualified for the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships. Ryan is also the Co-Head Coach for the Next Generation Diving Team which trains out of Yale University and the YMCA of Norwalk. In 2008, the Next Generation Diving Team won the team title at the YMCA Diving Championships. Prior to arriving at Yale, Ryan was the Head Diving Coach at the Schroeder YMCA in Brown Deer, WI. and coached at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Ryan started his coaching career as the Assistant Coach at the US Diving Training Center in Indianapolis, IN. Ryan's accomplishments as a coach have also included 5 Senior National Qualifiers, 21 Junior National Qualifiers, 8 Junior National Finalists, 2 AAU National Champions, 8 YMCA National Champions, and 18 AAU National Qualifiers with 8 finalists. He helped coach the 2000 Junior World Gold and Bronze Medalists, 3 Senior National Champions and a 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifier. Moehnke also co-authored the USA Diving's S.T.A.R.T. Program for coaches. In 2003, Ryan was selected to coach the USA Diving Junior Pan Am Team in Belem, Brazil and has served as a coach for the Junior National Team Camp 6 times. Ryan has a BS degree in General Studies of Counseling Psychology from Ball State University in Indiana where he competed for the Cardinals.

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