Larry Albright
Larry  Albright

Hometown:
Walled Lake, Mich.

Position:
Diving Coach


04/28/2017

OAKLAND ADDS SEVEN TO ROUND OUT 2017-18 CLASS

The Golden Grizzlies welcome student athletes from Michigan, Ohio and the United Kingdom

02/26/2017

OAKLAND CONTINUES STREAK WITH ANOTHER HORIZON LEAGUE TITLE

The men have now won 39 straight titles, 23 consecutive for women

12/13/2016

SWIMMING AND DIVING ADDS NINE DURING EARLY SIGNING PERIOD

Five women and four men student-athletes will join the Golden Grizzlies next year

02/27/2016

CHAMPIONS AGAIN: OAKLAND WINS HORIZON LEAGUE TITLE

The men's team claims its 38th consecutive title, the women win 22 straight

11/30/2015

OAKLAND SIGNS NINE TO 2016-17 RECRUITING CLASS

The Golden Grizzlies add one male and eight female student-athletes for next season

02/28/2015

2015 Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships - Day Four

2015 Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships - Day Four

03/21/2014

2014 NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships

Photos from Tricia Grant's performance at the 2014 NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships

03/01/2014

2014 Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships - Day 4

2014 Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships - Day 4

2016-17 marked the 10th season for Larry Albright as the diving coach for men and women after joining the program in 2006. Albright arrived at Oakland after a three-year stint as a club coach for Starz Diving in Indianapolis where he worked with John Wingfield, the USA national team coach/director.

Albright was awarded the 2016-17 Men's Diving Coach of the Year award after guiding Joe Smith (2015-pres.) to the first-ever sweep of the men's diving events at the Horizon League Championships.

In 2014 and again in 2015, Albright earned Horizon League Women's Diving Coach of the Year honors after mentoring Tricia Grant to a stellar junior and senior campaigns, respectively. Grant became the first diver in Horizon League history to advance to the NCAA Championships in 2014, where she finished 31st on the 1-meter board and 25th on the 3-meter.

In 2012-13, Albright tutored Grant to a 13th place finish on the 1-meter board and a 15th place finish on the 3-meter board at the NCAA Zone C Regionals.

He coached and administered the Starz Diving Satellite Program and was responsible for coaching the techniques and mechanics of diving while also overseeing the strength and conditioning component of the program. Albright also served as the head diving coach at Franklin Community High School for both the boys and girls programs.

A native of Walled Lake, Michigan, Albright has also coached diving at his high school alma mater, Walled Lake Central. He has also worked with former Oakland diver and coach Buck Smith, who is now the head diving coach at Eastern Michigan and head coach of the highly successful Legacy Diving Program. During his time in the coaching ranks he has coached four high school All-Americans and six all-state performers. He has also had a pair of high school regional champions under his tutelage.

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