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Pritt Named Diving Coach at Kansas

Former Tennessee diver Brian Pritt, who has served as volunteer assistant for the UT diving program the last three years, was recently named head diving coach at the University of Kansas.

Pritt lettered for the Vols as a diver from 1991-94 and competed on Dave Parrington's first diving squads at Tennessee. In addition to working alongside Parrington with the Vols and Lady Vols, Pritt has also been directing the age group program for Tennessee Diving, a Knoxville diving club based out of the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center. 

During Pritt's three-year stint as volunteer assistant at UT, Tennessee has enjoyed one of its best periods of diving success in program history.

In the last two seasons alone, the Vols and Lady Vols have earned SEC Diver of the Year accolades three times (Tori Lamp in 2012 and 2013; Ryan Helms in 2012) and have claimed five SEC titles. Tori Lamp was recently named the CSCAA National Women's Diver of the Year for her performance at the NCAA Championships, and Parrington was voted the 2013 CSCAA National Women's Diving Coach of the Year. Three Tennessee divers qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, and Lamp recently won the platform competition at the U.S. World Trials.  

"(Dave) was been a great mentor to me, and he definitely knows his stuff," Pritt said in Kansas' press release. "I have learned a lot from him and grew with him. I have learned a lot along the way too, and he has been there every step of the way and he has always been so supportive of me. I couldn't ask for a better coach."