GVSU Swim & Dive

Coaching Staff


Steve Burciaga
Head Diving Coach

Steve Burciaga, who is widely recognized as one of the top diving coaches in the Midwest, will begin his seventh year as the diving coach at Grand Valley State. Burciaga has guided GVSU to a record-setting pace in terms of recording the top diving scores for both the men and women on the 1 and 3-meter boards.

Grand Valley State divers has established record-setting scores since his arrival on the staff in 2012. His divers are re-writing the GVSU top-10 dive list and earning nearly 60 All-American and two National Champion honors during his tenure. He has twice been named CSCAA National Diving Coach of the Year.

Burciaga has coached and developed his divers to success at every level during his career. He has tutored his divers to Conference Championships, State Championships, AAU National Championships, Junior Olympic National Finalist and NCAA National Championships on both the 1 and 3-meter boards. Burciaga was named the Michigan Boys Division 3 Diving Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2011 at Grand Rapids West Catholic High School. In addition, he is a USA Diving Certified Coach.

Eric Murray
Assistant Swimming Coach

Eric Murray will begin his second year as assistant coach with the Grand Valley State men's and women's swimming and diving program.

Murray comes to Grand Valley State after an extensive career in the swimming industry both as a high school and club coach. Most recently Murray was the head coach at Owosso High School and a volunteer assistant at Michigan State. In addition, he has spent time as the director of the St. Johns Sea Lions Swim Club and as a swimming camp counselor at the University of Texas. Murray guided Owosso to a 46-26 dual meet record and captured the Capital Area Activities Conference Ret title in 2015 for the first time in school history. He was selected as the 2015 Coach of the Year by the Michigan Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association for Zone 7.

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