Brandon Blaisdell
Brandon  Blaisdell

Position:
Head Diving Coach

Experience:
Second Year

Brandon Blaisdell begins his second season as Boise State's head diving coach in 2016-17. He was named the program's diving coach in September 2015.

In his debut season in Boise, Blaisdell had three divers earn All-Mountain West honors at the conference championship meet, and qualified four divers for the NCAA Zone E Diving Championships in Flagstaff, Ariz.

Blaisdell arrived in Boise with a decorated resume at the senior and junior national levels as well as the collegiate level. He served as the program manager and coach of the Mile High Diving Club in Littleton, Colo. since 2013, and also coached a USA Diving Regional Dry-land Training Center.

From 2010-13 Blaisdell pulled double duty, serving as head coach at the Minnesota Diving Academy while also working as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Minnesota.

While in Minnesota Blaisdell assisted in the training and development of U.S. Olympian Kelci Bryant, who would go on to claim the silver medal in the women's 3-meter synchronized diving event alongside Abigail Johnston at the 2012 Olympics in London. Bryant and Johnston also claimed the 2012 USA Diving national title in the same event.

He has had 18 divers go on to earn scholarships to dive at Division I programs, and has coached over 60 divers to the Junior and Senior National Championships. While at Minnesota, Blaisdell helped coach men's and women's divers to five Big Ten titles and three runner-up finishes. In 2011 and 2013, Golden Gopher women's divers swept the 1-meter and 3-meter events as Bryant (2011) and Maggie Keefer (2013) each pulled the feat, while Kris Jorgensen captured the men's platform title in 2012.

Overall, at the collegiate level, Blaisdell helped coach Minnesota's divers to nine All-America honors, had 11 NCAA Championships qualifiers, five women's NCAA finalists, two women's runner-ups and a NCAA 1-meter diving champion (Bryant, 2011).

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