Kris Jorgensen | Assistant Coach
In his first season as South Dakota’s diving coach, Kris Jorgensen was named the 2015-16 Summit League Diving Coach of the Year after leading two divers to all-Summit League honors.
He coached junior Greysen Hertting to one- and three-meter diving titles and senior Chase Testa to a third-place finish in the one-meter dive. Jorgensen also helped freshman Sarah Schank finish fourth in both dives.
Jorgensen spent three years from 2012-15 as the head diving coach at St. Catherine University. He coached several all-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honorees, including two-time all-MIAC Diver of the Year Jenna Nagy. Beyond the collegiate realm, Jorgensen also coached at the Minnesota Diving Academy for three years and founded the Highland Diving Club in 2014.
Jorgensen received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota in 2013. He completed his master's degree in applied sport and exercise science from Minnesota in May of 2015.
As a diver at Minnesota, Jorgensen was the 2012 Big Ten Co-Diver of the Championship after winning the 10-meter dive. He finished runner-up in the event in 2011.
A native of Norway, Jorgensen won 12 national championships and competed for the Norwegian national team from 2004-12. He competed at the 2009 and 2011 World University Games. Jorgensen placed eighth in the 10-meter synchronized event at the 2008 European Championships.
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