Saturday 02/22
SEC Championships - Day Five
Swim & Dive
Friday 02/21
SEC Championships - Day Four
Swim & Dive
Thursday 02/20
SEC Championships - Day Three
Swim & Dive
Wednesday 02/19
SEC Championships - Day Two
Swim & Dive
Tuesday 02/18
SEC Championships - Day One
Swim & Dive
Saturday 02/01
Swim & Dive
Saturday 02/01
Swim & Dive
Dale Schultz
Position: Head Diving Coach
Hometown: Akron, N.Y.
Alma Mater: Kansas State
Graduating Year: 1984
Experience: 15 Years
Phone: 479-575-6796
Email: drschult@uark.edu
Diving Coach Dale Schultz
Courtesy: Arkansas

Veteran diving coach Dale Schultz returned to the Razorbacks as the diving coach in 2008. Schultz served for 11 seasons as the Razorbacks diving coach from 1989-2000 before leaving to enter private business.

Schultz coached the Hogs divers to a fourth place finish in the Southeastern Conference in 2011, its best ever under the current coaching staff.  The season was highlighted by the accomplishments of Kesha Naylor, who earned SEC all-freshman team honors, and placed in Arkansas' all-time top five in each of the three diving events, including first in three-meter and platform diving.

Since returning to Arkansas, Schultz has turned out an All-American in 1-meter diver Madison Palmer, and a conference all-freshman team honoree in Naylor. The 2011-12 squad will look to continue its upward swing with the improvement of junior Alyssa Tomlinson and the experience of seniors Alex Roman and Liana Bugslag.

During his previous tenure, Schultz was named the SEC Diving Coach of the Year and coached seven Arkansas athletes to a total of 18 All-America honors. Upon Schultz's return to the pool, Palmer earned All-America honors in 2008 in the one-meter dive. In the early 1990s, Becky Martin was a three-time All-American for Schultz, and Karen Straley was a 1996 finalist at the NCAAs on platform.

In the SEC, Schultz produced a pair of platform championships, with P.J. Murphy taking the men's title in both 1993 and 1994. His 1994 Razorback divers scored 38 points at the men's NCAA Championship to place Arkansas 20th as a team.

Prior to his first term with Arkansas, Schultz coached at Purdue, Northern Michigan and Idaho. With the Boilermakers, Schultz coached a Canadian Games gold medalist as well as Big 10 diving finalists and NCAA top 20 finishers. At Northern Michigan, he had five Division II All-Americans and three CoSIDA Academic All-Americans. In one season at Idaho, Schultz added another All-American.

Schultz served as the team leader for the United States team at the World University Games in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1993.

A native of Akron, N.Y., Schultz is a 1984 graduate of Kansas State. Prior to KSU, Schultz dove for the University of Maine from 1979-81. He earned his master's degree in physical education at Northern Michigan.

Schultz and his wife Darby have three children, Hayden, Brooke and Collin.

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