FJUHSD Diving Coach
WE ARE TROY
FJUHSD Head Dive Coach "Rob" McRobbie McLellan
Education: Broward College, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Troy High School’s most recent addition is Dive Coach, Coach McRobbie McLellen, or Coach "Rob." Around the pool deck between coaching and competing himself as a high school and college All-American diver, Coach Rob has over two solid decades of experience in the dive community.
His competitive background earned Coach Rob a full-scholarship to Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida before moving to Southern California. It was here where he went on to coach high school, collegiate, and club championship levels, only to open his own dive academy when he realized there were no springboard or platform diving lesson programs in the Newport Mesa communities here in Orange County.
Coach Rob followed his passion and began his coaching career at Marina High School in Huntington Beach. At Marina High School, his team was crowned league champions and was home to multiple NISCA Diving All-Americans. During his tenure as High School Dive Coach, Coach Rob earned a spot on the Selection Committee for NISCA All-Americans in Springboard diving. Alongside four-time Olympic coach, Scott Reich, Coach Rob, trains the SoCal Divers, an Internationally recognized springboard and platform diving program producing student athletes that perform in the top 10% of the USA as well as earn Division I college diving scholarships. And at Golden West College, he coached under Mark Schubert, the eight-time U.S. Olympic Swimming Coach where he was able to hone his coaching skills even more.
In 2017, Coach Rob became Diving Coordinator for LA84 Foundation’s Summer Splash Program. Here he helped establish free access for inner city youth to the Olympic Aquatic disciplines of swimming, springboard diving, synchronized swimming, and water polo. He was also responsible for training over 100 coaches on proper diving mechanics, pain free progressions, and team management. Coach Rob’s impressive resume includes Head Coach for Chapman University where he produced three NCAA qualifiers and a double conference champion.
After a decade at Chapman, McLellan became the Head Diving Coach for the Pomona College and Pitzer College Sagehens. To our good fortune, in Spring 2023, Coach Rob inherited the FJUHSD dive program and along with Troy High School, he found himself training all of the high school dive programs throughout the District where he is determined to bring home multiple championship titles.
HIGH SCHOOL DIVE COACH: Marina High School, Huntington Beach where he trained NISCA Diving All-Americans, Head Coach for FJUHSD Dive Teams.
COLLEGIATE DIVE COACH: Head Dive Coach at Chapman University Golden West CollegePomona - Pitzer Colleges
CLUB LEVEL DIVE COACH: SoCal Divers coaching top 10% divers and D1 scholarship recipients.
DIVE AFFILIATIONS: Member of NISCA Selection Committee for All-Americans in Springboard Diving.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH: Diving Coordinator for LA84 Foundation's Summer Splash program.