Alicia Gorman
Alicia Gorman
  • Title:
    Diving Coach
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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's tenure as the Carnegie Mellon University 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.

Two men and one woman were scheduled to compete at the 2020 NCAA Championships before it was canceled. Those three earned All-America honors on both the 1-meter and 3-meter boards for qualifying for the national meet after their regional performances. Sophomore James Kyle set a new school record while finishing third on the 3-meter board at the UAA Championships to help highlight the season.

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. In 2020, four men and three women reached the regional meet. 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.