Dive Staff

Melissa Wakefield - is moving up to be the head coach after being an assistant for 12 years. Melissa dove for 4 years for Midlothian YMCA before joining the KRA team. She is a music teacher in Chesterfield County.

Dougie Phillips - is returning for her 40th year as a KRA head coach. After 39 years as the head coach, she is moving into an assistant role.  She began her diving aspirations as a member of the KRA team in 1972.  Dougie also runs her own business from home called Katy-Did Flags.    

Ellen Claire Smith – is back for her 6th year of coaching after diving for 13 years for KRA.  Ellen Claire is a rising junior at George Mason University and is diving for GMU.

Caroline Hall – dove for KRA for 9 years.   Caroline also dove for Collegiate and was the State VISAA Champion for three consecutive years. She is a rising sophomore at Washington and Lee University, where she plays lacrosse.  

Charlotte Johnson – returns to KRA for her 5th year as a dive coach. Charlotte is a 2019 graduate of Proctor Academy, where she played field hockey and lacrosse.  This will be her 12th season diving for KRA.

Max Gregory – returns to KRA for his 2nd year as a dive coach. Max’s passions include art, rock climbing and diving. This will be his 10th season diving for KRA.

Adam Shaia – we welcome Adam as a 1st year dive coach. Adam will be a senior at Freeman High school next year. where . This will be his 12th season diving for KRA.