A four-time All-American (2006-2007) for California Baptist, Jeff Couto returns for his fifth season as the diving coach on Rick Rowland’s staff.
Couto had season-ending knee surgery before the 2007-08 season after taking third place in both the 2007 and 2006 NAIA Championships on the three-meter and one-meter boards.
In 2005, he finished fourth on the one-meter board at the NAIA Championships.
Couto graduated in May 2008 with a degree in Christian studies and finished his master’s in marriage and family therapy and enjoys playing the guitar, surfing and snowboarding. He curently is a Bible teacher at Riverside Christian School.
He graduated from Clovis (Calif.) High in 2004 where he was a diver all four years of high school and was league champion and a three-time All-TRAC selection
Jeff is engaged to Kara Kitchen and will be married in November. He currently resides in Riverside.