Team founder Keith Russell, former Olympic diver and silver medalist in the 1974 World Championships, founded the Mesa Desert Divers and was its head coach for 10 years. He was president of the Arizona Diving Association and is currently a member of the Professional Diving Coaches Association and the U.S. Diving Education Committee. In 1993-94 and 1997-98, he was voted WAC Diving Coach of the Year. Upon leaving Mesa to coach at BYU, Keith's brother Rory moved up from assistant to head coach of MDD.
Rory Russell, Head Coach
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