Stan Randall is in his 15th year as the Trinity Tigers diving coach.
Since his appointment in August 2002, three Trinity divers have captured NCAA Division III Women's Championships. In 2010, Coach Randall guided two of his divers to the national crown, just days apart, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Lindsay Martin won the NCAA 1-meter event, and Hayley Emerick took home the top honor on the 3-meter board. Martin was later named the NCAA Women's Diver of the Meet. For his efforts, Coach Randall was elected the 2010 NCAA Division III Women's Diving Coach of the Meet. Trinity's third national women's diving title came in March 2012, as Ruth Hahn won the 3-meter competition at Indianapolis, Indiana.
Emerick, a six-time All-American, was a finalist for the NCAA Women of the Year Award in 2011, and was also the recipient of the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Eight of Coach Randall's divers have earned All-America honors, including Ryan Cook, a three-time men's recipient of the accolade.
In addition, Coach Randall's teams have produced SCAC Divers of the Year on 16 occasions (11 women's, five men's). All-American Sarah Kate Mrkonich took the top conference women's honor in 2015 and 2016, while Duncan MacAskill was awarded Men's Diver of the Year accolades in 2016.
Coach Randall also trains diving coaches in the Community Olympic Development Program, in partnership with San Antonio Sports.
A native of Austin, Texas, Coach Randall grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and attended The Ohio State University. He moved to San Antonio in 1995 and has been the director of the Alamo Area Aquatics Association diving program since that time. At Alamo Area Aquatics, he has been preparing and developing top-level athletes for a future in university diving or careers in teaching the sport by way of his mentor program for prospective coaches.
Coach Randall is truly one of the United States elite age group diving coaches, having developed many local, state, national, and international diving champions. He has 51 years of coaching experience (starting at age 12). His earliest national level success came in 1974 (and again in 1976) when he had divers selected for the United States Junior Olympic Teams.
He has coached numerous members of various U. S. National Diving Teams. In 1982, Coach Randall had his first double international gold medalist at the Can-Am-Mex Games. He was also the recipient of the United States Age Group Coach of the Year Award that same year. His internationally famous Red Roof Inn diving team won the U.S. national team title in 1984 and again in 1986.
In 1986, Coach Randall was selected to be the U.S. national team coach responsible for taking an American diving squad which competed in Aachen, West Germany. Two years later, he was appointed the U.S. senior diving coach for a national team trip to Moscow. Since then, he has coached American teams at international meets in Sweden, Austria, Mexico, England, Canada, and Switzerland. Coach Randall has also conducted training camps and clinics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Montreal, Quebec; Sweden; Austria; and Denmark.
Apart from his dedication to the sport of diving, Coach Randall’s hobbies include horseback riding, photography, scuba diving, and backpacking. Much to his joy, he can do all of these here in San Antonio and its surrounding countryside.
Coach Randall will provide future Trinity University divers with the opportunity to learn from one of our country's finest teachers. Any diver seeking a superior undergraduate academic program and an exciting athletic experience should consider attending Trinity University. In addition to receiving a superb undergraduate education, every Trinity diver will have the opportunity to reach their full potential in the sport by virtue of Coach Stan Randall's professional expertise and guidance.