Swimming & Diving
Swimming & Diving Coaching Staff
Volunteer Assistant Diving Coach
Katie Hazelton joined the Duke swimming and diving staff as a volunteer assistant diving coach in September, 2013. She assists head diving coach Nunzio Esposto in overseeing the Blue Devil divers.
In 2014-15, MaryEllen Targonski wrapped up an impressive rookie campaign by representing the Blue Devils in the ACC platform championship final. She went on to final on the platform and on the 1-meter springboard at the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships. All four Duke divers qualified for the Zones meet, and the group also combined for 61 points at the conference championship.
In her first season at Duke, Hazelton saw Nick McCrory capture his fourth NCAA title in men’s platform diving and a pair of All-America accolades. Four of the Blue Devil divers competed at the 2014 NCAA Zone B Diving Championships, with McCrory winning the 1-meter and platform events.
A native of Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England, Hazelton joined the Blue Devils after serving as the program director for the Duke Diving club team for the past year. Prior to coming to Durham, she was a diving technical operations manager with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, overseeing planning and development for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Hazelton also worked as an aquatics officer with the American Swimming Association from 2010-11 and was previously a diving talent development officer with the organization from 2007-10.
A 2005 graduate of Leeds University in Leeds, England, Hazelton earned a bachelor of sports science and physiology degree.
She is the daughter of Jackie and Brian Hazelton, who are both involved with diving in Great Britain.
Hazelton currently resides in Durham.