Jonathan Fennelly comes to us from the great city of Watkinsville, Georgia. Jonathan started diving with Georgia Diving Club at the early age of 7 years old. He was a national qualifier from 1999-2006 and a finalist through many of them. Jonathan has been coaching for Georgia Diving Club for over 3 years. He is currently attending Gainsville College and receiving a degree in Pre-Law. Jonathan has developed a great pleasure in coaching diving and learning more about a sport he used to compete in.
(Left to Right)
Luke Bagnaschi,2008 & 2012 Olympian Chris Colwill &
Coach: Jonathan Fenelly
Georgia Diving Club Coaching Staff
Coach Todd Avery
Todd Avery has several years of coaching experience with Georgia Diving Club and focused last year with the High School age group. He uses the unique talents of each athlete to build upon skills that are required at the High School level. Todd was a Co-Captain of the University of Georgia Men's Swimming and Diving team and achieved All-American honors. While attending Clarke Central High School, Todd won the State Championship twice and held the state record for one-meter diving. Throughout his career, he continually reached finals at the U.S. National level in both Junior diving and Senior Diving.
Coach Todd is extremely excited to come back to GDC as the Team High School Coach!
Coach Dan Laak
Coach Laak started the Georgia Diving Club in 1987 during his first year as the Head Men's and Women's Diving Coach for the University of Georgia. Coach Laak is in his 28th year with the Bulldogs. During his tenure Coach Laak has coached NCAA National Champions, numerous NCAA All-Americans, SEC Champions, USA Diving National Team Members, USA Diving National Champions, and Junior National finalists. Coach Laak is also a 2 time USA Diving Olympic Coach where he coached his diver Chris Colwill in Beijing & London.
Coach Laak's duties with GDC include Club President, Director of Operations, Head Senior Coach. You can e-mail Coach Laak at firstname.lastname@example.org.