COACHES & CONTACTS
Join us in welcoming back Kathy Kirk in her sixth year as Head Coach of the Merrimack Maniacs. Kathy grew up in the Washington, DC area and dove with the Montgomery Dive Club for 6 years competing on the J.O. Circuit, as well as diving in the summer for Tallyho. She then attended and dove for Princeton, returning in the summers to continue coaching for Tallyho. Kathy went on to attend Cornell Medical School and began her medical career and is now a practicing gastroenterologist in Chevy Chase.
Caroline LaPlante returns for her third year as an Assistant Coach at Merrimack. Caroline just finished her first year at Colgate University. While at Colgate she was a member of the division 1 dive team and made it to the Patriot League Conference finals on both one meter and three meter. She started diving in MCDL in 2005, and started her first coaching job in 2013. She was also a member of the Montgomery Dive Club National Team from 2009-2017, and is a graduate of Walt Whitman High School. When she’s not at the pool, she enjoys reading, relaxing, and spending time outside.