Mark Murdock Named UW Head Diving coach

By: Richie Diesterheft

University of Wyoming swimming & diving head coach Dave Denniston announced the hiring of Mark Murdock as the new head diving coach Thursday. Murdock – a former diver at UW – will join the team ahead of the 2022-23 season.  

“It’s great to be back at Wyoming,” Murdock said. “I am incredibly blessed that Coach Denniston has given me the opportunity to work with him, the other coaches and a great group of athletes. I am very excited for this program’s future.” 

Murdock arrives in Laramie from the University of Cincinnati where he coached last season. Prior to that, he coached at the University of North Texas from 2015-21 and before that he coached at the University of Northern Colorado from 2012-15. Murdock was also a volunteer assistant coach with Wyoming in 2012.  

“I’m ecstatic to bring in somebody who established the standard of excellence that our diving program has – a lot of that came from Mark,” Denniston said. “His mindset is great. He’s a Cowboy. He knows Laramie. He knows what this state is about. He understands athletics and how significant it is to the people here, and he’s really excited to be a part of this.”  

Murdock competed for the Cowboys from 2007-11. He’s a two-time Mountain West Conference champion, claiming a title in the 3-meter event as well as platform.