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Bob Rydze
Bob Rydze

Position:
Diving Coach

Experience:
36th Season

Alma Mater:
University of Maryland 1970

03/25/2013

6 Hawkeyes to Compete at NCAA Championships

Byron Butler, Jordan Huff, Andrew Marciniak, Grant Betulius, Daivd Ernstsson, and Roman Trussov will participate at the championships

03/07/2013

Hawkeyes to Compete at Zone D Diving Championships

The University of Iowa women's divers Joelle Christy, Abby Grilli, and Lauren Kelba, and men's diver Addison Boschult will compete at the 2013 Zone D Diving Championships

03/07/2013

Hawkeyes to Compete at Zone D Diving Championships

The University of Iowa women's divers Joelle Christy, Abby Grilli, and Lauren Kelba, and men's diver Addison Boschult will compete at the 2013 Zone D Diving Championships

02/26/2013

Iowa to Compete at B1G Championships

2013 championships will be held Feb. 27-March 2 in Bloomington

02/19/2013

Hawkeyes Head to Big Ten Championships

Iowa will compete at the B1G Championships on Wednesady through Sunday in Minneapolis

Bob Rydze is in his 36th year as diving coach of the men and women's teams at the University of Iowa, and is dean of Big Ten diving coaches.

Rydze served as Team Leader for USA Diving at the 2008 Olympics in Bejing, China. He was elected chairman of USA Diving's board of directors, and also serves on the U.S. Aquatics Sports board of directors. Rydze has served as chairman of U.S. Diving's Competition Committee for Excellence (CCE).

During his tenure at Iowa, Rydze has coached three Olympians, 31 all-Americans, nine Big Ten Champions and one NCAA Champion. He has been named Big Ten Diving Coach of the Year three times (1985, 1986 and 1995).

He and his wife, Elaine, have three children, Bo, Robin and Veronica. Veronica is a diver on the Hawkeye team.