MOULTRIE – The names Carson Tyler and U.S. Olympic diving are closing in on synonymous. Add Indiana University to another term closely associated with diving at the Olympic level.
Moss Farms Diving Tigers head coach John Fox announced recently that Tyler, a member of the USA team that competed at this year’s Junior Pan-Am Games in Chile, committed to the Indiana Hoosiers diving program.
“There are three schools where divers who aspire to be Olympians go to, and Indiana is one of them,” said Fox. “It has a prolific history.”
Tyler is in his junior season of high school at Colquitt County. He would be the second from the Moss Farms program to attend Indiana, the first being Peggy Moss. Fox said Indiana has been home to some of the top diving coaches in the sport not to mention Olympic competitors. Michael Hickson is one, he having medaled at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Indiana’s head diving coach is Drew Johansen, a former head coach at Duke University, the U.S. diving head coach at the 2012 London Olympics and the 2015 U.S. diving head coach at the World Championships.