Dive Coaches

Coach Information:

Riley Alvis - Ridgetop Dive head coach
Head Coach Riley Alvis — began diving in fifth grade and competed with various teams until graduating high school. She dove with the Country Club of Virginia during the summers and competed with Richmond Area Diving for four years. She also competed varsity for St. Catherines High School for five years, breaking the school record her sophomore year and being team captain both junior and senior year. She is now a Junior at Virginia Tech and frequently attends open dive to maintain her skills. She is so excited to get to know the Ridgetop community and can not wait to watch her divers grow and improve!

Assistant Ayers Dawes (Gilman) — began her diving career with JRAC and Ridgetop at the age of 7 and continued until she aged out of the league. Her additional diving experience includes diving for the Collegiate School team in middle school, various AAU and USA Diving meets, and a 2006-2007 NCAA D-1 diver for Radford University. Her coaching experience includes coaching at Ridgetop through her high school and college years and coaching 2 seasons for a local AAU team.

After taking a break from coaching, she is looking forward to getting back with the team that sparked her love of diving and having a great time!