Schmidt To Head Middlebury Diving

May 28, 2014

Kimberly (Kimi) Schmidt has been named the new diving coach at Middlebury College. She replaces Lisa Gibbs, who stepped down after 16 years of service to the program. Schmidt will serve under the direction of Panther head coach Bob Rueppel.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kimi to Middlebury,” said Rueppel. “I know she will be a great addition to our staff and I look forward to working with her.”

Schmidt is a ’12 graduate of Westfield State University, where she was a member of the diving team. The Longmeadow, Massachusetts native qualified for the NCAA Championships in each of her four years, earning All-American honors in ’12. She also served as a team captain during her junior and senior seasons. She was named the Little East Conference (LEC) Diver of the Year in ’11 and ’12, winning the New England Championship in each of her four seasons.

After earning her degree in movement science, she attended Springfield College where she served as a graduate assistant coach for the past two seasons. While at Springfield, she earned a master’s degree in exercise science.

Schmidt is a certified lifeguard who also owns certifications in waterfront skills, CPR/AED/first aid and lifeguard management.