Woody Franklin

  • Head Diving Coach for Centre College in Danville, Kentucky since 2014
  • A diver and coach for over three decades who has worked in media and public relations for collegiate and Olympic sports programs
  • Has a Masters of Education in Sports Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Louisville.


Woody Franklin is a former writer for ThoughtCo who published dozens of articles about the sport of diving over the course of five years. An age group diving coach in Danville, Franklin has also been the head coach at Colorado College and the University of Louisville. He holds coaching certifications from USA Diving and the AAU, is a FINA certified judge, and is an official for the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

As a member of the University of Louisville Sports Information staff, he worked with a variety of sports teams and served as a United States Olympic Committee intern as well as Media and Public Relations Manager for U.S. Cycling.

 Franklin has worked on the media relations staff of innumerable sporting events including the United States Olympic Festival and the NCAA basketball tournament. His experiences have taken him to national championships, Olympic trials, and world championships for diving, figure skating, cycling, and rowing. At the Atlanta Olympic Games, he was the Media Relations Manager for Diving.


Franklin has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Masters of Education with a specialization in Sports Administration from the University of Louisville.

Awards and Publications

  • Head Diving Coach at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky
  • Former media and public relations manager at the United States Cycling Federation
  • "Judging and Scoring a Diving Meet: The Basics" for West Chester Diving

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