Ep. 26 - Cliff Devries

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Today’s guest is award-winning diver and diving coach, Cliff Devries. As a young man, Cliff was a diving prodigy and was on track to make the Olympics. While he was in college, it was discovered that Cliff had a tumor on his spinal cord, and he underwent surgery to have it removed. Complications from the surgery left him paralyzed from the neck down. 

Cliff worked hard to regain as much mobility as possible, and then began his journey as a diving coach. Today, Cliff is a distinguished and beloved diving coach. 

Among his many achievements: He’s won the Upper New York State Athletic Conference Diving Coach of the year six times. In 2018, the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America made him the first diving coach to win the Richard E. Steadman Award.  

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