Our Coaches

Patrice Hickey - Head Coach and Owner

Patti started diving at 10 and was involved in Junior/Senior club diving. She was Junior National champion at 17, a member of the USA Junior team and the USA Senior team. She was a four-time California HS state champion. Patti attended the University of Southern California, medaling in all four conference championships and was an NCAA All-American. She began coaching at 16 and has been coaching in some capacity ever since. Patti was an age group coach at two USA Diving teams, Irvine Aquatics and Rose Bowl Diving, before coming to Ohio. She has also coached college. Patti is married to Jim and has four grown children, five grandchildren and four rescued (spoiled)animals.

Dave Wolkoff- Assistant Coach

Dave was a gymnast who turned into a D1 diver in college where he competed for University of Toledo. Post college, he has been coaching diving for over 30 years and has his own gym dryland program, Diving “Fun”damentals. He is one of the top high school diving coaches in the Cincinnati area and has had numerous high school state finalists and champions over the years. He is married to Carol and has three grown children.

Kate Noble - Assistant Coach/Yoga

Kate Noble is an assistant coach and leads our “diver-yoga” practices. Kate joined the OhK family in 2018 when her children, Bela and Hoyt, joined the team. Like many divers Kate was herself a former gymnast turned diver who went on to dive for Ohio University from 1991 - 1995. Kate graduated with a degree in Graphic Design but ultimately switched her focus to personal training, yoga & wellness instruction, and coaching. She runs Shine Yoga Center in Hyde Park and leads their Teacher Training program in addition to coaching with OhK. She is a functional movement specialist who values “whole-being well-being.” Having been a diver herself she understands the thrill of diving as well as the places that divers are vulnerable in the sport. She designs practices to help them achieve their goals and stay as healthy as possible throughout the season. Our yoga practices are diver specific and help our athletes develop: intrinsic core strength and balance, flexibility, mental clarity & focus, body awareness & coordination, fine detail work specific to diving, and a deeper inner personal connection to support them as they grow into the best version of themselves at the pool and beyond.

Brandon Unthank - Assistant Coach

Brandon Unthank: Brandon was a gymnast who turned diver in high school. He started coaching diving, as well, upon high school graduation. His love of coaching and kids culminated in his earning a degree in education at the University of Cincinnati. He works with kids in need in the Oak Hills school district and coaches multiple high school diving teams in addition to his year-round club coaching. He has had many high school state finalists and a state champion. He is the father of three adorable boys.

Maureen McMahon - Assistant Coach

Emma Lehmkuhl - Assistant Coach

Emma was a gymnast and then diver in high school and college. She was a club diver for OhK. Emma won the NAIA National championships while at the University of the Cumberlands. Emma has been coaching summer club and helping with our club team for over 5 years. She is finishing up her student teaching in the Northern Kentucky area.

Rhett Clark- Strength and Conditioning Coach

Rhett is the owner and a certified coach of Altered Gym. He was a high school multi-sport athlete. He graduated from UD with a degree in Finance. He is a certified trainer. He has developed a strength and conditioning program specifically designed for our diving team and tailors it to all ages of our team. Rhett’s specialty is breaking down movements into simple, repeatable patterns that can be applied to the overall movement. Perfect for diving.

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