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Coaching Staff


Debby McCormick
Debby Lipman, as she was before she married Glenn, was an outstanding diver in her own right. She trained under Glenn and competed for 13 years. She has 23 National and 10 International diving medals to her credit.  Debby graduated from and competed for Cal State University, Long Beach, coaching the men and women’s diving teams at CSULB from 1976-1984. She began coaching with Glenn in 1976, and they coached together for over 20 years. She has also served as a judge and coach both nationally and internationally. Since Glenn’s passing, Debby has kept the McCormick Divers in the same spirit as when Glenn was alive. Those who have been fortunate enough to dive with them remain part of their extended diving family.
Debby has remained current in the competitive field.  She is also an excellent tennis player who has accumulated over a dozen National tennis titles including a #1 National ranking in Women’s doubles in 1999.

Charly Collins
Charly is originally from Corpus Christ, TX. He was coached by his father, Trey Collins, all the way through high school. He was District 30 Champion 2 years in a row and Region VIII Finalist 3 years in a row. In 1995, he dived for Palo Alto college, coached by Stan Randall.  Charly was NJCAA All-American '95'-'96' and '96'-'97'. He also coached for 8 years with Alamo Area Aquatics Diving and helped produce divers that went on to acquire college scholarships, as well as competed at national level meets. He has explored the opportunities in professional show diving. In 2001 he was in  the Sea World of Texas show "Viva", which showcased the artic animals of the Pacific with synchronized swimmers, aerialists and high divers. He joined McCormick Divers in January of 2004. and we are proud to have him on the McCormick coaching staff. 




Kim Berbari

Kim (Stanfield) Berbari, rejoined the McCormick divers in 2008 bringing with her 15 years of competitive diving experience (10 of those years under the training and tutelage of Glenn and Debby McCormick) and 8 years of national and international coaching experience.  During her career as a diver, Kim was a 7-Time U.S. National Team member, a 2-time National Synchro champion on 3-meter and 10-meter, and was fortunate enough to compete in two Olympic Trials (1996, 2000).  She was also a member of the 1997 World Cup Team (Mexico City), as well as the 1998 World Championship Team (Perth, Australia). In college, Kim was the 1992, and 1993 NCAA Div. II National 3m and 1m Champion and Diver of the Year for both years.  Kim has coached at the National level for teams such as Trojan Dive Club, McCormick Divers, and the Mission Viejo Nadadores.  She was also fortunate enough to Coach Abel Sanchez at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia.  Kim is very excited to work with the team and we are very glad to have her back on board with us.

Jackie Jones                                               Jackie  Jackie Jones started diving with the McCormick Divers when she was 9 years old.  She dived at Los Alamitos High School and at UCI where she was Big West Conference Champion. She also competed at the NCAA’s 4 years in a row.  A recent graduate of UCI, she has worked with our summer and year round group lessons programs the past 4 years.  She has also worked for the City of Long Beach teaching swimming, and has been the head coach for the LA-84 Summer Diving Team Program for the past 3 years.

Cole Young

Cole has been a competitive diver since the age of 10.  He began coaching in 2007 in Minneapolis during his collegiate diving career at the University of Minnesota and has loved coaching at the club and lessons level ever since.  He brings youthful excitement to the pool and dives with the team as well.  Originally from Kansas City, Cole grew up a Midwesterner and had a very successful collegiate career at the University of Minnesota: 3 time Big Ten Finalist, Top 5 Scholar Athlete, and Team Captain 2 years in a row.  Heís been a US National Finalist 12 times, attended the US Olympic Team Selection Camp in 2008 for synchronized 10 meter, and captured the US National title in 2009 in the menís 10 meter synchronized event.  Heís currently finishing his Masterís Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine and has been coaching and diving with McCormick Divers since the fall of 2009.