Coach Bios

ALYSSA VAN VOOREN

Alyssa Van Vooren will return again for her 5th season. Alyssa is continuing her undergraduate biology work with a goal of eventually being a back surgeon.  Alyssa is talented, kind and smart. Alyssa’s background is gymnastics and did high school dive with me for several years.  Alyssa will work primarily with Gold and Silver groups and assist with Bronze.

CRISTEN NORMAN

Cristen Norman will join us with a goal to compete in USA masters dive. Cristen began her diving in Dallas with GC Diving and later moved with her family to Wisconsin where she continued to train.  She competed in a D2 college program and afterwards completed her masters degree.  She currently works in Houston as a Physician Assistant with Kelsey Seybold. Cristen is excited to join BASDT as both a coach for our Gold and Silver groups, and as a member to compete for USA masters dive.

KELLY MOODY

Kelly Moody is the voice of diving in Pearland. Kelly is a wife,  mother and is responsible for the diving equipment being in our great facility. Kelly works with Communities in Schools and will assist us mainly with the Bronze group. Her back ground is she dove with the great Dick Kimball in Michigan.

JOCELYN (JO) SLATER

Jocelyn (Jo) Slater comes from a swimming and diving family. She dove age groups with Kuni Schultz and continued to train with Bay Area Stars in high school while competing in swimming and diving for Alvin High School. After high school, she moved to San Jose California to dive for San Jose State University under Brian Tanner. While living more than 1,700 miles from the nearest relative, it is here where she grew to appreciate her diving family the most. She competed both springboard and tower events in the Western Athletic Conference, and set a school record for the 1-meter event. While there, she also coached diving lessons for Stanford Dive Club in Palo Alto.

After spending two years at San Jose State University, she transferred to Texas A&M University where she dove springboard under Jay Lerew and studied Telecommunication Media Studies. While at Texas A&M, she was able to train with some of the best divers in the world. After red-shirting her first year to deal with knee injuries, she went on to compete both springboard events for Texas A&M and helped A&M win two Big XII conference championships.

After graduation and collegiate diving, Jo went on to attend law school in Houston. She is now a practicing attorney in the Pearland area and lives in Missouri City. She is excited to re-join the sport of diving as much as her schedule allows, and is very thankful that Bay Area Stars is still a thriving program in the Houston area.