RIPFEST COACHES

RipFest Coaches are USA Diving Certified, Background Screened, SafeSport Certified, and have received Concussion Training. 

Coaches are trained in RipFest's Camp Curriculum. 

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John Wingfield

Head Coach/Owner

John Wingfield was the 2008 Olympic Head Diving Coach for Team USA. Wingfield was the director and coach of USA Diving's Training Center in Indianapolis. He served as director from 1998-2012 before joining the Indiana Diving Academy.  

Wingfield's 2008 Olympic Team consisted of David Boudia, Thomas Finchum and Mary Beth Dunnichay. Boudia and Finchum finished fifth in synchronized 10-meter at the Beijing Olympic Games, and both advanced to the  individual 10-meter finals. Dunnichay finished fifth in women's synchronized 10-meter.

In 2009, Boudia, Finchum, and Dunnichay brought home medals from the FINA World Championships. Boudia and Finchum paired for Silver in the men's synchronized 10-meter contest and Dunnichay won Silver with Haley Ishimatsu in the women's synchro 10-meter event. David Boudia went on to Purdue University and subsequently competed in the 2012 London Olympic Games winning Bronze in mens synchronized 10-meter platform and Gold in mens individual 10-meter platform.  

Wingfield has been key in developing divers in the junior ranks. In 2009 his athletes won 8 Junior National titles and 9 Junior Pan Am Championships medals- including 5 Gold medals. Additionally, 3 of those divers qualified for the 2009 Senior Nationals and were the youngest divers in the competition. 

Accolades:

  • 2008 Olympic Head Diving Coach
  • 2009 USOC Developmental Coach of the Year for all Olympic and Pan Am Sports
  • United States Olympic Committee's Coach of the Year 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
  • 2-time USOC Order of Ikkos: recognized by Steele Johnson and David Boudia 2012 and 2016

 

Wingfield has bachelor's degrees in Management Information Systems and Health & Physical Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He also has a Master's Degree in Sport Science. Wingfield was a professor and coach at Ball State University before working with USA Diving as the coach of the Regional Training Center. He was chosen as the Director for the National Training Center when it moved to Indianapolis. 

 

Dick Kimball

Coach

Kimball was the Head Coach of Michigan University for 43 years. He led Michigan to 5 NCAA Championships. He has coached at the international level, including 9 Olympic medal winners. He was the 1964, 1980, 1984, and 1992 Assistant Coach for the USA Olympic Team.

Dick Kimball

Coach

Megan is the diving coach at Tiffin University, working on her Master's in Sports Management. Megan has been with RipFest for the last 4 summers, and this year she joins us as a coach.

"I have gone through everything here. I love this camp because it is so diverse in every aspect as far as athletes and coaches. I can’t wait to see everyone this summer at RipFest Diving Camp!" -Megan

We are very excited to welcome Megan to our coaching ranks! 

Megan Siford

Coach

Weeks 1-12

Coach Corey has worked at RipFest for 5 years and has served is the Site Director in charge of training regiments and coaches assignments. He dove for Ball State University, under John Wingfield. After college he coached alongside Wingfield at the  Indianapolis Regional Training Center. He has continued coaching at club and high school level.

Coach Corey brings passion and knowledge  to our camp. 

Corey Ervin

Curriculum Director & Coach

Weeks 1-12

Mike Wantuck

Coach

Weeks 1-4

Coach Russ is a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan where he began his coaching career. He has 10 years of experience in coaching lessons, club, high school, and RipFest Academy. 

James brings energy and excitement to every practice. 

James Russ

Coach

Weeks 1-4, 6-9, 11-12

Coach Bill is the Head Diving Coach at Old Dominion. He has coached RipFest camps for 3 years. Bill's positive attitude and desire to learn is catching. .

Bill Williams

Coach

Weeks 8 & 9

 

Continue to check back to see who is coming to camp this summer!


RIPFEST COUNELORS

RipFest counselors are Background Screened and SafeSport Certified. Many counselors are First Aid and CPR Certified. 

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