Bill Diaz

Bill Diaz

Class of: 2021

Sport: Coach
Diving
Swimming

School: UM

Bill Diaz was synonymous with the University of Miami swimming program, where he served as head coach from 1970 to 1985. While at the U, Diaz coached Olympic swimmers Jesse Vassallo, David Wilkie and Matt Gribble, as well as countless nationally ranked swimmers. In addition, Coach Diaz gave the first ever swimming scholarship to a woman. He was credited with adding a world-class diving program to the university, which later produced Olympic Champion Greg Louganis. Under his leadership, 27 swimmers and divers earned All-America status at the University of Miami. Coach Diaz passed away in 2014 and will be inducted posthumously.