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Nov. 15, 2013

PITTSBURGH - University of Pittsburgh head diving coach Julian Krug has been honored with the prestigious Phil Boggs Award, annually given to those who have achieved individual excellence in diving, and to those who have dedicated a part of themselves to the sport's continuation and success.

Phil Boggs was a former U.S. Olympic gold medal diver, a captain in the U.S. Air Force and a former friend of coach Krug.  

"Phil Boggs was man of personality and he trained harder than anybody else," Krug said. "I worked with him for three summers at a diving camp. To win an award that's named after him really means something to me. It's a huge honor to receive this particular award."

Krug has been instrumental in the recent success of the Pitt diving program, including leading senior diver Aaron Snyder to the Big East 3M championship title last season. Krug's daughter also competed for the U.S. Olympic Team in last year's London Games.

The Panthers return to action next weekend when they host the Pitt Panthers Invitational at Trees Pool. The three day meet is scheduled for Nov. 22-24. 

Head Diving Coach Julian Krug Receives Phil Boggs Award

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