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Avdoulos Selected as NEWMAC Men's and Women's Diving Coach of the Year

Avdoulos Selected as NEWMAC Men's and Women's Diving Coach of the Year Babson Park, Mass. - February 19, 2013 - For the second-straight season, Springfield College diving coach Pete Avdoulos was named both the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men's and Women's Diving Coach of the Year.

This marks the fourth-time since 2003 that Avdoulos has swept the NEWMAC Diving Coach of the Year honors. On the men's side, Avdoulos has been named NEWMAC Coach of the Year 10 of the last 11 seasons, including the last six years. For the women, has been chosen as the top coach five times in the last 11 seasons.

In his 28th season season at Springfield, Avdoulos coached a Springfield diving team that put on a dominating performance at last weekend's NEWMAC Championship. Kenny Pancoast repeated as the NEWMAC Men's Diver of the Year, becoming the sixth-straight Springfield male diver to snag the accolade. Jennifer Thompson earned NEWMAC Women's Diver of the Year honors for the first time in her career, marking the first time since 2004 that Springfield had the top female diver in the league.

In addition, Jack Lewis was runner-up on both boards for the men, while Paige Rhodes took second on the women's three-meter board.

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Head Coach John Taffe

John Taffe John Taffe enters his 25th season in 2013-2014 as the head coach of the men's and women's swimming teams at Springfield College. Under Taffe’s leadership, the Pride has returned to its status as one of the best collegiate swimming and diving programs in Division III. Read more.

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Diving Coach Peter Avdoulos

Peter Avdoulos Peter Avdoulos is regarded as one of the top diving coaches in the nation, and will enter his 29th season as the diving coach for both the men's and women's programs in 2013-2014. The current NEWMAC Women's and Men's Diving Coach of the Year, Avdoulos has coached countless All-New England and All-American divers, as well as several National Champions. Read more.

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