Patrick Jeffrey

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Patrick Jeffrey
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Born June 25, 1965

Patrick S. Jeffrey (born June 25, 1965) is a retired diver from the United States. As a college athlete on the Ohio State University swimming & diving team, swept the three diving events (one-meter, three-meter and platform) at the Big Ten championship his senior year and was named conference Diver of the Year.

He twice competed for his native country at the Summer Olympics, in 1988 and 1996. During the 1996, he was already out and performed as an openly gay athlete.[1] His best result was a ninth place in the Men's 10m Platform event in Atlanta, Georgia (1996). Jeffrey twice won a bronze medal in the same event at the Pan American Games, in 1991 and 1995.

From 1999 to 2014, he was the diving coach at Florida State University, and under his guidance they dominated the Atlantic Coast Conference in that sport.

In August 2014, he moved to Stanford University, where he is Head Diving Coach of the men's and women's collegiate teams. He also owns the Stanford Diving Club, which consists of teams of junior, senior, and masters divers who compete at the national and international level.


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