Devon O'Nalty enters his eighth season as the head men’s and women’s diving coach at Wesleyan during the 2017-18 season.
He has revamped the Cardinals’ diving teams, and has coached a two-time NCAA Division III National Qualifier, multiple university record-holding athletes and multiple top-eight finishers at the NESCAC Men’s and Women’s Championships. O’Nalty was named the 2015-16 NESCAC Men’s Diving Coach of the Year.
In addition to his success at the collegiate level, O'Nalty has coached multiple high school athletes at Xavier, Mercy and Middletown. He developed multiple State-Open qualifiers, who were later recruited to an array of college-level programs.
The 2008 Marist College graduate compiled a sensational senior season off the diving board, earning the Men’s Diver of the Meet award at the ECAC Division I Championship. He did not stop there, as his success traveled to the NCAA Division I Zone A qualifying meet where he placed 10th out of 31 on the 1-meter board and 16th in the 3-meter event.
At the conclusion of the 2007-08 year, he earned team MVP accolades and collected the Coaches’ award. O'Nalty also was a positive influence outside of the pool, garnering the James E. Pizzani award for demonstrating outstanding community service, work ethic and leadership qualities.