All Longhorns Diving Camp staff members have passed a criminal background check conducted by the University of Texas, completed required Youth Protection Training, and trained in Longhorns Diving Camp and University of Texas camp protocols.
2022 LONGHORNS DIVING CAMP STAFF
MATT SCOGGIN, Head Diving Coach
Coach Scoggin has been the Head Diving Coach of the Longhorns Diving Camp since 1995. He is in his 26th season as The University of Texas Head Diving Coach. Matt is a former NCAA Champion for The University of Texas, U.S. Olympian, and a 2000, 2008 & 2012 USA Olympic Diving Coach. He is a eight-time NCAA Coach of The Year, and two-time U.S. Olympic Committee’s National Diving Coach of the Year.
✩The University of Texas Head Diving Coach
✩2000, 2008, 2012, 2022 USA Olympic Coach
✩Eight-time USA World Championship Coach
✩Eight-time National Collegiate Athletic Association Coach of the Year
✩2017 USA Diving Mike Peppe Award (Nation's top coach)
✩2012 The Phil Boggs Award
✩2010, 2009 U.S. Olympic Committee’s National Diving Coach of the Year
✩2012, 2011, 2010 USA Diving Coach of Excellence Award
✩2011 USA Pan Am Games Head Coach
✩2010, 2016, 2018 USA World Cup Coach
✩2010, 2011, 2014 USA World Series Coach
✩2009 Benjamin Foundation Award Recipient
✩2009 Inaugural Ted Keller Diving Honor
✩2007 USA Pan Am Games Coach
✩1992 USA Olympian (10m Platform Diving)
JON ALTER, Camp Director
Jon Alter has been associated with Texas Swimming & Diving for the last 25 years. Alter currently serves as Director of Operations, overseeing all administrative and organizational areas for the varsity teams. He has been the camp director for the Longhorns Swim Camp for the past 20 years, and is in his second season with the Longhorns Diving Camp. His goal is to help provide a great
camp experience to all that attend.
Jon will be the main source of communication for parents, campers, and staff.
JOSH ARNDT, Diving Coach
Josh Arndt joins The Longhorns Diving Camp, and is currently the head diving coach at UCONN. He spent two years with UMass as their head diving coach, taking Atlantic 10 Women's Diving Coach of the Year honors while sending a qualifier to the NCAA's. Arndt graduated Indiana University in 2017, where he earned All American status and was an 2016 Olympic Trials qualifier.
JOSEPH GUCWA III, Diving Coach
This will be Coach Joseph's first season with The Longhorns Diving Camp. Coach Joseph graduated from Grand Valley State University, and was an eight-time All American as a student-athlete. Joseph graduated in 2019 with a degree in Communications. He is in his fourth season as the Head Diving Coach at Saginaw Valley State University.
STEPHANIE O'CALLAGHAN, Diving Coach (Sessions 3-4)
Coach Stephanie will be joining us for her sixth season at The Longhorns Diving Camp. She attended the University of Michigan and was a member of the women’s Swimming & Diving team. Stephanie is the Head Diving Coach at the University of North Texas, and previously the head diving coach at St. Bonneventure University. She also served as the Head Men’s and Women's Diving Coach at The University of Findlay. Stephanie has also coached at the University of Michigan and the University of Buffalo diving camps.
JOSH LARCOM, Diving Coach (Sessions 3-4)
Josh Larcom will be in his first season with The Longhorns Diving Camp, and is currently in his first season as a volunteer assistant diving coach at the University of Buffalo. Prior to Buffalo, he spent two seasons at Niagra University as the head diving coach. Larcom competed as a diver at Canisius College from 2014-18 and was an NCAA Zone qualified during the 2017-18 season. He graduated in May 2018 with bachelor’s degrees in both health and wellness and psychology and with a minor in strength and conditioning.
MARK MURDOCK, Diving Coach
As a native Texan, Coach Mark has been a part of The Longhorns Diving Camp for several years, as a camper, counselor and now in his eighth season as a coach. Coach Mark competed in many US National Championships, and graduated from the University of Wyoming where he also was on the men's Swimming & Diving team. He's had head coaching stints at the University of Northern Colorado, the University of North Texas, and is currently the head coach at the University of Cincinnati.
CHRIS WATERS, Diving Coach (Sessions 1-2)
Chris Waters returns to the Longhorns Diving Camp and we are excited to have him back! A veteran coach with over 20 years of experience, Chris is currently in his fourth year as the head diving coach at West Point. He has held coaching stints at the University of Illinois, Tulane, Syracuse, Missouri State, Virginia Tech, and Colgate.
BILL WILLIAMS, Diving Coach
This will be Coach Bill's sixth season at The Longhorns Diving Camp, and he has been coaching for 17 years. Bill's coaching background includes assistant coaching positions with Red Wolfe Elite Diving Club after head coaching stints at Old Dominion and St. Boneventure Universities. He has also coached at Northern Michigan, and has extensive camp experience coaching at Clarion University, Ripfest, and Indiana University.
2022 CAMP STAFF - COMING SOON!
SHANNON WRIGHT, Athletic Trainer
Shannon joins The Longhorns Diving Camp for her first season and will serve as the camp Athletic Trainer. Shannon received her BS in Athletic Training at the University of Texas, and worked with the Swimming, Diving, & Tennis teams. She is currently working on her Master of Education in Sport Management at Baylor University.