Alexandre Kossenkov, a former Olympic diver, joined the Eagle staff as diving coach in the fall of 1998. Kossenkov brought a wealth of knowledge from his experience as a two-time Olympian and 11-time national diving champion for the former Soviet Union. He won the bronze medal in springboard diving at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada.
Kossenkov was named the University Athletic Association (UAA) Diving Coach of the Year in 2006, 2011 and 2014. His divers have been honored as the UAA Diver of the Year seven times, most recently Sarah Greene during the 2014 campaign.
Kossenkov entered the coaching ranks with the Belarussian national team where he remained for six years. Kossenkov was the head coach of the Belarussian diving team for the 1996 Olympic Games. Kossenkov is also the head coach of the U.S. club diving team Dive Atlanta.