David Giambra - 2012
David Giambra enters his third season as head diving coach with the Eagles swimming and diving program.
In his second season with the Eagles, Giambra facilitated one of the most successful diving performances in program history. At the 2013 CCSA Championships junior Sara Meisenhelder finished second in the three-meter dive as well as third in the one-meter dive. Freshman Emma Weisel added a podium spot, finishing third in the three-meter dive after qualifying for finals as the number six seed. Meisenhelder also qualified for the NCAA Zone Diving Championships for the second consecutive year after a school-record shattering one-meter performance of 281.70 against Darton at the Recreation Activity Center and is the only Eagle to ever compete at Zones.
In his first year at GSU, he helped Meisenhelder become the first diver in school history to qualify for NCAA Zones with school record-breaking scores of 263.25 on the 1-meter board and 290.05 on the 3-meter board. Meisenhelder was named the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Diver of the Year at the league's championship meet.
A four-year letterwinner at Clemson University, Giambra achieved numerous top-3 finishes against ACC competition during his career. Winner of the Coaches' Award during the 2008-09 season, he holds school records in the one-meter, three-meter and platform diving events.
Giambra earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Clemson, and the Yardley, Pa., native is currently pursuing a master's degree in engineering management at Georgia Southern.