Courtesy: lsusports.net

Head diving coach Doug Shaffer announced Thursday that he's retiring from his role after 20 seasons at LSU.

Shaffer has developed his divers to the highest level; from SEC Champions to Olympians.

In his final season with the Tigers, he earned SEC Women's Diving Coach of the Year for the second time and led six divers to the 2022 NCAA Championships.

Shaffer has led 3 divers to become Olympians, 11 SEC Champions and 38 NCAA All Americans among other accolades.

Before he began coaching, Shaffer graduated from UCLA with two NCAA titles as a diver, and he was an 11-time U.S. National Champion and the 1986 NCAA Diver of the Year.

"My time at LSU has been an incredibly rewarding and enriching experience. I can't begin to put into words the appreciation I have for the support of the administration, staff, fellow coaches, and the student-athletes who make up the LSU family. These relationships will last a lifetime. But with 51 years in the sport, 27 as a collegiate coach, it's time to pass the torch," Shaffer says.

Shaffer adds that even though he is retiring, he will focus on his family and supporting LSU Athletics in any way.