CJ Minich returns for her fifth season as the Sharks Head Diving Coach after joining the staff prior to the 2015-16 season.
Minich has presided over success on both the one and three-meter boards since her arrival, coaching three different divers to a combined four Great Northeast Athletic Conference championships on the three-meter board in addition to an individual title on the one-meter board in that came in just her first year with Simmons. The Sharks have sent at least one diver to the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association Championship in each of the last four years that Minich has been at the Fenway School and saw her direct three Simmons divers to qualifying berths on both boards at the NEISDA meet for the first time in school history in last year's title competition. Minich has seen three school records fall under her watch to go with a pair of GNAC Championship standards.
Prior to her arrival at Simmons, Minich served as the Diving Coach for Bridgewater-Raynham High School from 2013-15, where she grew the program from no returners to a full stable of competitors. She guided a pair of rookie divers with no previous experience to qualifiers at state and national competitions.
A native of Wellesley, Mass., Minich was an accomplished diver in both high school and college, earning Little East Conference Second Team honors on the one-meter board at Bridgewater State University following her sophomore season.
Minich graduated from Bridgewater State with a Social Work degree in 2015, while minoring in Psychology and added a Masters degree in Social Work from Boston College in 2016.