Greg Louganis Dives Into Coaching

The former Olympian is serving as a mentor for Team USA.

By Julie Jessup
|  Tuesday, Mar 8, 2011  |  Updated 6:17 AM PDT
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Greg Louganis Dives Into Coaching

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Former Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis is returning to the world of diving as a coach.

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Former Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis has re-emerged into the world of diving, this time as a coach.

Louganis all but disappeared from the sport after his 1988 gold medal, but now he's hanging out at a pool in Fullerton, working with the small diving program, SoCal Divers. He's serving as a mentor for Team USA diving and helping to train future Olympians.

Louganis is the only athlete to win gold medals in springboard and platform diving in back-to-back Olympic competitions.

Louganis said he has stayed away from the sport since 1988 because he "never felt welcome," until now.

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