Two-time Olympian, three-time ACC Coach of the Year takes over rising Wolf Pack program
Four Pack divers to compete this week
Pack places third at MW Championship
Grace Huang is Diver of the Year; Jian Li You wins Coach of the Year again
In 2017, Li You collected the eighth conference diving coach of the year award in her tenure in Nevada; three in the WAC (2001, 2004, 2012) and five in the Mountain West (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017). Li You has coached a conference diver of the year in six straight seasons while being named diving coach of the year every season Nevada has participated in the MW.
After helping junior diver
The 2016 campaign was highlighted by Li You’s work with Zheng as she was named the Diver of the Year by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). As a result of her coaching efforts, the CSCAA also awarded Li You Diving Coach of the Year honors.
Along with her work with Zheng, 2016 also comprised of Li You coaching Palmer to a Mountain West Diver of the Year honor for the second year in a row. She also helped Palmer qualify for the 2016 Olympic Trials, where she advanced to the final two rounds.
By the end of the 2015 season, Li You helped lead Palmer to an undefeated regular season before sweeping all three diving titles in the conference meet. Palmer then earned All-American honorable mention honors after placing 10th at the 3-meter dive at the 2015 NCAA Championships. After coaching Palmer to one of the top individual seasons in Pack diving history, Li You was named MW Diving Coach of the Year for the third straight season.
In the 2014 season, Li You coached senior Grace Huang to MW Diver of the Year as Huang earned her second conference diver of the year award. Huang won the 1-meter and platform events and placed runner-up in 3-meter en route to earning the conference’s Diver of the Year accolade. Additionally,
Nevada sent four divers to the NCAA Zone E Diving Regional. Huang advanced and went on to earn honorable mention All-America honors at the 2014 NCAA Championships in Minneapolis, Minn., placing 16th in 3-meter, 17th in platform and 21st in 1-meter.
Li You coached junior Stephanie Hansen to Mountain West Diver of the Year honors in the 2013 season. Hansen won the 1-meter and platform events while placing second in the 3-meter to secure her title as best diver in the MW. Additionally, Hansen and Huang were named to the MW All-Conference team.
In 2012, Li You was named WAC Diving Coach of the Year for the third time after putting together the most formidable lineup in the conference. Sophomore Grace Huang was named WAC Diver of the Year after winning all three diving events. Additionally, Stephanie Hansen placed runner-up on
The Wolf Pack and Li You had two divers advance to regionals in 2011 while Pack
Li You earned the WAC Diving Coach of the Year Award in 2001 and again in 2004. She has coached three WAC Divers of the Year; Christie Bulmer in 2001, Kate
During her tenure, Li You has worked with both Chinese and American Olympians in multiple Olympics. She tutored the likes of Olympic Gold Medalist Fu Mingxia, Tan
Li You graduated from the Shanghai Sports University in Shanghai, China. As a diver, she was the Chinese National Champion in the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard, as well as the platform for five years from 1976-1980. All that culminated when Li You was named to the 1980 Olympic team. During that span, she was ranked No. 1 in the world on the one-meter board.
Li You and her husband David Lawrence have one child, Raymond.