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

Gorman earned her third University Athletic Association (UAA) Diving Coach of the Year award on the men's side following Gabe Bamforth's championship performance in 2016. Gorman also mentored Bamforth to the NCAA Championships in three straight seasons where he became the first male diver in program history to earn All-America distinction. In 2018, Bamforth finished 8th on the 1-meter board and 16th on the 3-meter board for his third and fourth finish in the top 16.

For two straight years, three female divers made the regional diving meet with Machika Kaku advancing to the NCAA Championships three times. Kaku earned All-America Honorable Mention honors in 2015 and 2017 and set the 1-meter school record as a freshman and the 3-meter school record as a senior.

In 2018, Gorman mentored two freshmen women who qualified for the regional diving meet while senior DeShawn Green earned his first regional accomplishment.

Additionally, Gorman 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.