Franklin College is currently in a high growth mode with its diving program and is very excited about maintaining a strong tradition of high-level Indiana diving. The school is committed to offering divers fantastic opportunities with some of the best coaching available in Division III competition. Franklin offers divers the opportunity to learn from a very experienced and talented diving coach, Dee Woods.
Dee (Boice) Woods competed for Franklin Community High School and won two Indiana State Diving titles, setting a state record her senior year with a score of 467.55. Woods earned a diving scholarship to Miami (Ohio) University where she set 3 school records, won several MAC championships, and was an NCAA national qualifier. In 1994, Woods won the 1-meter national masters diving competition and has since been inducted in to the Indiana High School Swimming & Diving Hall of Fame. She has coached age group and high school diving for several years including two high school state champions, numerous finalists, and one Hall of Fame inductee. In addition to coaching, Woods also owns and operates a full-time yoga studio and teaches swim lessons throughout the year.
“Diving taught me the value of hard work, dedication, and goal setting, which is something that has been invaluable to me throughout life," says Woods.
Woods guided Will Combs to the 2016 NCAA Division III Diving Regional, becoming the first diver in program history to reach the regional level. They now focus their attention on bigger goals and a fast-growing diving team.
She lives locally with her husband, Andrew Woods, and their two children, Anna and Nicholas.