Former University of Cincinnati diver, Kirtley Krombholz, is entering her second season as diving coach at UC in 2016-17.
In Krombholz’s first season at UC, she led the Bearcats to their greatest dive season in over 20 years, seeing both Louis Hunt and Ellen Posch earn podium finishes at the 2016 American Athletic Conference championship. Under her tutelage, Hunt won a conference title on the platform as a freshman, the first diving conference champion for Cincinnati in over two decades. Krombholz’s sophomore diver, Posch, finished with a second-place finish at The American championship, earning a qualifying score for the NCAA Zone Meet where she eventually placed 14th.
Prior to UC, Krombholz coached at the Mile High Dive Club, assisting the head coaches in training elite level divers while also providing strength and conditioning instructions for divers of all levels. She coached Mile High Divers of all ages at three USA Diving Junior Nationals and several USA Senior Zone meets. Also while at Mile High Dive Club she had the opportunity to coach at one of the nation’s best dryland facilities, pull dryland belts, and coach tower.
Krombholz competed on the board for the Bearcats from 2007-11 where she qualified for the NCAA Zone Championship all four years and was a BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete. She is also the current 3M springboard pool record holder at the Keating Aquatic Center.
She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati in health promotion and education, exercise and fitness and completed a master's degree in health education, exercise management at UC in 2012. The Cincinnati native is a product of Indian Hill High School.