Tory McKenna
Tory McKenna

Position:
Diving Coach

Experience:
Third season

Alma Mater:
Syracuse


07/31/2014

Josh Schneider Returns to UC as Assistant Swimming Coach

2010 NCAA Champion also set to compete at USA Swimming nationals next week.

Tory McKenna joined the University of Cincinnati swimming and diving program in August 2012 after coaching for three seasons at University of New Hampshire. A two-time All-American and East National Championship qualifier in high school, McKenna earned her undergraduate degree from Syracuse University. While diving for the Orange, she was a BIG EAST finalist in the 3-meter dive and a Zone A Qualifier from 2005-2007. Additionally, she set the Syracuse 1-meter record and the Villanova pool record in 2005. McKenna double majored to receive a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, while graduating summa cum laude.


Upon graduation from Syracuse University, McKenna came to New Hampshire and used her remaining year of eligibility to compete for the Wildcats as a graduate student. At the 2009 America East Championships, she placed third in the 1-meter dive and as a result was awarded the UNH Coaches Award for her dedication, maturity and leadership qualities. McKenna earned her Master of Science in Speech Pathology from UNH in 2010, while conducting research for acquired brain injury patients.

McKenna began her coaching career at the Westford Swim and Tennis Club in 2001 and currently works with the New Hampshire based U.S.A. Diving Club and Charles River Diving North, where two of her divers won state titles in Division I and II in 2009.

She is working toward her PhD in Speech & Hearing Pathology while coaching at Cincinnati.