Woody Franklin has been a diver and coach for over three decades in addition to working in media and public relations for collegiate and Olympic sports programs.
An age group diving coach in Louisville, Woody has also been head coach at Colorado College and the University of Louisville. He holds coaching certifications from USA Diving and the AAU, is a FINA certified judge, and an official for the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.
As a member of the University of Louisville Sports Information staff he worked with a variety of sports teams and served as a United States Olympic Committee intern as well as Media and Public Relations Manager for U.S. Cycling.
Woody has worked on the media relations staff of innumerable sporting events including the United States Olympic Festival and the NCAA basketball tournament. His experiences have taken him to national championships, Olympic trials, and world championships for diving, figure skating, cycling, and rowing. At the Atlanta Olympic Games, he was the Media Relations Manager for Diving.
Woody has a B.A. in Economics and a M.Ed. with a specialization in Sports Administration from the University of Louisville.
By Woody Franklin:
Diving is an unbelievable and exciting sport to be involved with, and every day spent coaching I gain a greater appreciation for the physical skill and unbelievable mental challenge it presents.