Drew Sheldon announced as Diving assistant coach

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AUBURN, Ala. – Drew Sheldon, a former assistant at Missouri and former diver at Davidson, has been named Auburn’s newest assistant coach for the Auburn Diving program, John Fox announced on Thursday.

“I’m thrilled to join a program with such a rich history and look forward to being part of the new Auburn Diving legacy,” said Sheldon. “Seeing what coach John Fox has built in the past makes me eager to see what we can build together here on the Plains with such great student-athletes, top-notch facilities and total commitment to excellence. Here’s to many SEC and NCAA championships to come. WDE!”

Sheldon arrives at Auburn after a year at Missouri where he helped raise the program to new heights, guiding four divers to reach the NCAA Zone Championships last season. Collier Dyer, Kamryn Wong and Tomasso Zannella would all earn a berth to the NCAA Championships. Dyer claimed All-America honors, finishing 10th on the 1-meter. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Drew Sheldon to the Auburn Swimming and Diving Family,” said Fox. “Drew’s passion for the sport, combined with his eagerness to learn and dedication to excellence in coaching make him an outstanding addition to our team. We believe his presence will greatly contribute to the continued success of our program.”

A Georgia native, Sheldon made his mark at Davidson College (2019-23) as the first scholarship diver in program history. From Rookie of the Week to becoming team captain, Sheldon’s example set forth a new era of Wildcat Swim and Dive which has now boasted Atlantic-10 champions and NCAA Zone qualifiers. 

Sheldon recently spent time at Fox’s old stomping grounds at Moss Farms Diving, the program that Fox built into one of the premier diving clubs in the country. There, Sheldon learned the “Seven Step Concept,” a process utilized by world-class divers, including many in the upcoming 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France. 

Fox deepens his staff as he enters his second year at the helm of the Auburn Diving program. In his first year on the Plains, Fox qualified all seven of his divers for the Zone Championships, helped Ashlynn Sullivan to a bronze medal at the SEC Championships on platform, produced seven top-10 dives in program history and guided both Sullivan and Abigail Farrar to qualify for the US Olympic Trials.