Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Former SEC champion diver and USA National Team member Tori Lamp Wood was named the first full-time diving coach in Liberty swimming & diving history, on April 12, 2017.
During her second season at Liberty, she took the diving program to a new level. In 2018-19, freshmen Lauren Chennault, Abigail Egolf-Jensen and Olivia Robinson became the first three divers in program history to qualify for the NCAA Zone Championships. Also, Liberty's divers contributed 225 points at the 2019 CCSA Championships, helping the Lady Flames earn their second conference title in program history. Following the season, Chennault and Egolf-Jensen competed as a pair at the USA Diving Senior National Championships, taking seventh in women's three-meter synchronized. For the previous two years (2014-15 and 2015-16), Wood had been a diving coach at Homestead High School in Mequon, Wis. In addition, she has spent nearly three years as a gymnastics coach at Lafleur's Gymnastics Club. Wood served as a diving coach for Tennessee Diving Club in Knoxville from 2009 through 2014, concurrently with her All-American diving career at Tennessee.
While competing at Tennessee, she won platform diving at the SEC Championships three times (2012-14). Additionally, she earned seven All-America awards, with a pair of NCAA national runner-up finishes. Wood was named SEC Diver of the Year in 2012 and 2013, while earning CSCAA National Diver of the Year honors as a junior.
She also competed for Team USA from 2008 through 2010 and 2012 through 2015. Highlights from her international career include participating at the World Championships in both 2008 and 2013. She was a Junior National Champion in 2008 before winning the title of 2009 High School National Champion.
Wood's hiring, along with the opening of the Liberty Natatorium, allowed Liberty to field a highly-competitive contingent of divers for its swimming & diving program. This augments the program, which has posted six top-two CCSA finishes in seven years, including a conference championship in 2014.
Wood graduated with a bachelor's degree in recreation sport management with a concentration in therapeutic recreation from Tennessee in May of 2014.