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Kevin O. Wright
Inducted May 2003
Most of Kevin Wright's life has been spent on or around a diving board. He started diving at the Bangor YMCA and then continued the sport at Bangor High School and competed with the Black Bear Diving Club out of the University of Maine at Orono. He continued his diving at Ohio State University and the University of Maine.
Some of the highlights of Kevin's diving career include: National Champion for 15 year olds; undefeated in all dual and championship meets at both the State and New England level and was the State and New England record holder.
He was a three-time high school All-American and was rated the top high school diver in the country his senior year. He was State Diving Champion and New England Diving Champion all three years at Bangor High School. He still holds the state diving record for the most total points in a six dive format.
While at Ohio State, Kevin finished 3rd and 5th at the NCAA Division 1 Swimming and Diving Championships in 1980. He still holds 1 meter and 3 meter diving records at UMO.
Kevin has been Head Diving Coach at Texas A&M University since 1992. As coach of the Texas Aggies, Kevin has been named Big 12 Diving Coach of the Year five times, and has coached 26 All-Americans.
Kevin's divers have accomplished 49 top-three finishes in conference championships, have won ten conference championship titles, and have represented the United States and Canada at such international and world events as the Canada Cup, USA Fina Grand Prix, China Grand Prix, World University Games, Goodwill Games and Fina World Cup.