June 19, 2016
By Russell Dorn
NOTRE DAME, Ind. ÃƒÆ’Â¢ÃƒÂ¢’Â¬” University of Notre Dame rising senior men’s diver Joseph Coumos is set to participate at the 2016 United States Olympics Trials this Monday, June 20, at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Coumos, a Tomball, Texas native and two-time Monogram winner, will open his trials at 10 a.m. ET Monday (June 20) in the 3-meter springboard prelims. The semifinals are set for 7 p.m. ET with the finals scheduled for 4:40 p.m. ET Saturday (June 25).
The semifinals will be broadcast live on NBCSN (NBC Sports Network), with the finals set for NBC.
Before taking the 2015-16 season off to train for the Olympic Trials, Coumos turned in a pair of outstanding years with the Irish as a freshman and sophomore. He competed in three events at the 2014 NCAA Championships, finishing 19th on the 1-meter (324.10), 23rd on the platform (259.30) and 27th on the 3-meter (325.6).
A year later he claimed 20th on the 3-meter (370.30) and 23rd on the 1-meter board (330.00) at the NCAA meet, becoming just the second Irish men’s diver to qualify twice for the NCAA Championships (Michael Bulfin, 2006 & 2008).
For more information on the Notre Dame men’s swimming & diving team, follow the Irish on Twitter (@NDMensswimdive).
Russell Dorn, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since 2011 and coordinates all media efforts for the Notre Dame volleyball, rowing and baseball programs. A native of Greenwood, South Carolina, Dorn graduated from Furman University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in history before earning his master’s degree in sports communications from Georgia State University in 2011.