July 1, 2011

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame head diving coach Caiming Xie recently accepted an offer to aid the United States diving team as an assistant coach and interpreter for the FISU World University Games (Aug. 11-23) in Shenzen, China.

Caiming, the reigning BIG EAST Conference men’s diving coach of the year, will enter his 17th season with the Irish in 2011-12.

A tutor of numerous conference champions, All-Americans and Olympians, Caiming boasts a wealth of international experience on his resume. Caiming served as the 1980 Chinese Olympic diving coach. He also has served as a technical consultant for United States Diving since 1994 and has held clinics and presentations for the United States Diving national team.

The Chinese national team coach from 1977-90, Caiming coached Sun Shu-Wei, a gold medalist in the men’s platform competition at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, and Zhu Jin-Hong, who finished fourth in the women’s platform in Barcelona.

Caiming’s divers also have earned medals at the Asian Games, World Cup, World University Games and World Championships.

In 2009, he was an assistant coach for the United States at the World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia. The United States earned six medals at the event.