Joan Newby (formally Joan Pegoda) begins
her eighth year at the Helm of the UCSC Diving program. Each year
her teams have grown and the coming year should produce the best
yet. Joan is also the coach at nearby Cabrillo College. A native of
Santa Cruz, Joan has lived here 45 years. A formal NCAA Division
III All-American herself, Joan has brought that same competitive
spirit to the diving program. Joan is currently a member of the
Division III National Selection Committee, Head Coach at Cabrillo
College, two local high schools, and Club Santa Cruz Diving Team.
Joan has two children, Emily and Eric. She is an avid surfer and
her picture can be seen in the Santa Cruz Surf Museum found at
Steamer's Lane Light House.