Coaches

Derek Jones

Derek Jones

Head Diving Coach - (904) 334-1780  email

Jupiter Diving Club's new head coach is Derek Jones. Derek graduated from Florida State University in 2007. His coaching career started in 2008 when he became the volunteer assistant coach at Florida State University under Patrick Jeffrey. He started Tomahawk Diving Club for ages 5 to 18 in 2008. That same year he was hired as the Leon County high school diving coach and held that position until 2014. He is skilled in pulling belts and dryland drills. During his time as an assistant coach under Patrick Jeffrey at Florida State University he coached one NCAA champion, one senior national champion, 27 national qualifiers, 15 NCAA qualifiers, one Pan American diver, three Grand Prix qualifiers, four World Cup qualifiers, and two Olympic trial qualifiers.