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Alicia Gorman
Alicia Gorman
Title: Aquatics Director and Facility Manager
Phone: 412-268-2627
Previous College: Tennessee
Bachelor's Degree: Sports Management
Graduate School: Tennessee
Master's Degree: Human Performance and Sport Studies

Alicia Gorman has been part of the Carnegie Mellon University Athletics Department since 2005 as head diving coaching and in the summer of 2015 was named Aquatics Director and Facility Manager.

Gorman has been around the pool since diving throughout her childhood in Tennessee and has 12 years of pool management experience. She began as the assistant pool manager at St. Clair Country Club in 2005 and worked as the pool manager of Cranmoor Townhomes for three years. She has also served as the manager at Glen Creek Tennis Club.

In addition to overseeing the aquatics program, Gorman will open the athletics facilities in the Cohon Center. She will also have a significant role in managing the new fitness center that opened in the Cohon Center in May 2016.

Gorman is a National Swimming Pool Foundation Certified Pool Operator and has her Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicator Certification. She is certified through the American Red Cross as a lifeguard and first aid/CPR with AED instructor.

Gorman's tenure as the Carnegie Mellon head diving coach has resulted in three diving coach of the year honors and multiple athletes competing on the regional and national stage.

Under Gorman's leadership, both male and female divers set school records in 2017 with Gabe Bamforth and Machika Kaku each earning All-America distinction for the second time.

In 2015 and 2016, three female divers made the regional diving meet with Kaku advancing to the NCAA Championships both seasons.

In 12 years with the program, Gorman has been honored by her peers three times as the UAA Men's Diving Coach of the Year (2007, 2009, 2016). She mentored Matt Kuhn to two UAA Men's Diver of the Year awards (2007, 2009). In 2008, junior Charlotte Jennings earned All-America Honorable Mention on the 1-meter board at the NCAA Championships while 2007 marked the program’s first male diving champion in UAA competition.

Gorman is originally from Knoxville, Tenn. where she graduated from The University of Tennessee with a B.S. in sport management and a M.S. in human performance and sport studies with a concentration in sport administration. Alicia was a diver at UT for four years and qualified for the SEC Championships three years and the NCAA Zone meet all four years of competition. She was both a springboard and platform diver.

Her coaching background includes age group, high school, camps and collegiate experience. Gorman became the volunteer assistant coach for Tennessee while finishing her master’s degree and at completion became the program director and age group coach for Tennessee Diving, the competitive age group team in Knoxville. While program director at Tennessee, she developed and implemented a high school diving program for all high schools in the greater Knoxville area.

Gorman lives in Bethel Park, Pa., with her husband Tom and daughters Amelia and Chloe.