• Swimming & Diving: Boys

About Coach Dailey

Phone: 612.508.6965


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Diving Coach Mr. Dailey

Diving Coach John Dailey is entering his third season with the Edina High School Boys’ Swim and Dive Team. He has been coaching and officiating diving for more than 36 years, after completing his competitive diving career at the University of Minnesota.
John has coached age group and high school diving for more than 28 years, including positions at Breck School, The Blake School, Richfield High School and St. Louis Park High School, and as the current girls’ and boys’ diving coach at Edina High School. He is also the Head Coach of Minnesota Diving Academy at the University of Minnesota. Administratively, John is a member of the MN State High School League’s Swimming and Diving Advisory Committee, and is a MSHSL registered official.
Over the years, John has coached six Minnesota State High School diving champions, numerous MSHSL medalists, 28 High School All-Americans and 2 Athena Award winners. He has been voted High School Section Coach of the Year 18 times, and has been honored by the Minnesota Swim and Dive Coaches Association as the Minnesota Class AA Girls Swim & Dive Coach of the Year in 2010-2011 and again in 2012-2013, honors he shares with Jeff Mace, head coach of EHS’ girls team. More than a dozen of his divers have attended colleges and universities on diving scholarships, including one who competed in the 2000 Olympics and two who are now NCAA coaches.
John lives in Eden Prairie with his best friend, 7-year-old rescue named Birkley. He has two grown children. Justin and his wife, Amy, live in Crystal. Jenna is a senior at the University of Minnesota in the Journalism School.