Lane Winchester has been named diving coach at Baylor School, taking the reins of the diving programs for Baylor’s Middle School and varsity teams and leading the Baylor Diving Club. Winchester’s experiences are highlighted by collegiate diving at the University of Alabama and coaching at the Atlanta Diving Association.
“I am proud that we are adding a coach like Lane Winchester to our swimming and diving program,” said Baylor Athletic Director Mark Price. “Lane brings a wealth of credibility and experience as a diver. She will be a tremendous mentor for our student-athletes and has the charisma and skill set to develop, grow, and strengthen our diving program.”
“We are so excited to bring Lane into our program. She will inject a high level of enthusiasm, professionalism, and expertise into our diving program,” added Dan Flack, Baylor’s head swimming coach.
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Winchester brings a unique combination of experience with a diving career that spans more than 20 years, 15 years of coaching, and 17 years of professional experience in program design and leadership.
As a diver, she began her career at the historic Moss Farms Diving program where she earned a Georgia High School State Championship for Colquitt County High School. She garnered multiple Junior Olympic National Team memberships, a bronze medal in the 1999 World Championships, and numerous memberships on the U.S. Senior National Team. She and her synchronized partner, Lauryn McCauley Nyday, were national champions in 3-meter springboard synchronized diving. At the University of Alabama, she was a three-time team captain, competed at the NCAA championships all four years, and earned multiple SEC titles and an NCAA title.
Winchester’s coaching career began as the developmental and summer camp coach for the Moss Farms program, where she helped turn recreational divers into members of the club team and successful divers in high schools, clubs, and colleges. She continued coaching the club team while at the University of Alabama and, after graduation, moved to Atlanta to join the Atlanta Diving Association as club coach at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. She led several divers to state and national success with a few joining Division-1 programs. She also served as a U.S. National Team Selection Judge for USA Diving.
The move to Atlanta also began her professional career in human resources and talent management, beginning with recruitment, retention, and development programs and progressing to organizational design, development, and executive coaching. She moved to Chattanooga in 2011 and continued her career with TVA and then Signal Energy, LLC, where her focus and passion has been on developing leaders and teams within organizations that have an impact on the world around us and helping create a culture where others thrive.
Winchester is a member of the Colquitt County Sports Hall of Fame, The Georgia Aquatic Hall of Fame and the University of Alabama Hall of Fame.
She is married to Zach Winchester, a Baylor alum from the class of 1999, and has two daughters.