Alicia Gorman
Alicia Gorman
  • Title:
    Aquatics Director and Facility Manager
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  • Previous College:
    Univ. of Tennessee
  • Bachelor's Degree:
    Sports Management
  • Graduate School:
    Univ. of Tennessee
  • Master's Degree:
    Human Performance and Sport Studies


Alicia Gorman has been part of the Carnegie Mellon University Athletics Department since 2005 as head diving coaching and in the summer of 2015 was named Aquatics Director and Facility Manager.

Gorman has been around the pool since diving throughout her childhood in Tennessee and has 14 years of pool management experience. She began as the assistant pool manager at St. Clair Country Club in 2005 and worked as the pool manager of Cranmoor Townhomes for three years. She has also served as the manager at Glen Creek Tennis Club.

In addition to overseeing the aquatics program, Gorman will open the athletics facilities in the Cohon Center. She will also have a significant role in managing the new fitness center that opened in the Cohon Center in May 2016.

Gorman is a National Swimming Pool Foundation Certified Pool Operator and has her Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicator Certification. She is certified through the American Red Cross as a lifeguard and first aid/CPR with AED instructor.

Gorman's tenure as the Carnegie Mellon head diving coach has resulted in four diving coach of the year honors and multiple athletes competing on the regional and national stage.

Gorman earned her fourth University Athletic Association (UAA) Diving Coach of the Year award on the men's side following the 2019 season when two divers earned All-UAA honors and senior Gabe Bamforth was the 1-meter champion for the second time in his career. Gorman also mentored Bamforth to the NCAA Championships in four straight seasons where he became the first male diver in program history to earn All-America distinction. In 2019, Bamforth was joined by freshman Judson Kyle at the NCAA meet with each earning a top 16 finish. In 2022, Gorman mentored James Kyle to a fourth-place finish on the 3-meter diving board at the NCAA Championships, the highest placement for any diver under her leadership.

For two straight years, three female divers made the regional diving meet with Machika Kaku advancing to the NCAA Championships three times. Kaku earned All-America Honorable Mention honors in 2015 and 2017 and set the 1-meter school record as a freshman and the 3-meter school record as a senior.

In 2019, Gorman mentored two sophomore women to their second regional diving meet while senior DeShawn Green earned his first regional accomplishment in 2018. School records continue to be set each year with the latest coming in 2021-22 with Kelli Kuramoto becoming the first women's diver to break 500 points.

Additionally, Gorman mentored Matt Kuhn to two UAA Men's Diver of the Year awards (2007, 2009). In 2008, junior Charlotte Jennings earned All-America Honorable Mention on the 1-meter board at the NCAA Championships while 2007 marked the program’s first male diving champion in UAA competition.

Gorman is originally from Knoxville, Tenn. where she graduated from The University of Tennessee with a B.S. in sport management and a M.S. in human performance and sport studies with a concentration in sport administration. Alicia was a diver at UT for four years and qualified for the SEC Championships three years and the NCAA Zone meet all four years of competition. She was both a springboard and platform diver.

Her coaching background includes age group, high school, camps and collegiate experience. Gorman became the volunteer assistant coach for Tennessee while finishing her master’s degree and at completion became the program director and age group coach for Tennessee Diving, the competitive age group team in Knoxville. While program director at Tennessee, she developed and implemented a high school diving program for all high schools in the greater Knoxville area.

Gorman lives in Bethel Park, Pa., with her husband Tom and daughters Amelia and Chloe.