"Meet the Coaches" - MIT Diving Coach Taryn Urbanus

Headshot of Taryn Urbanus

Cambridge, Mass. (April 28) -- As part of a series that is taking place throughout the 2020-21 academic year, the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) is featuring a number of head coaches and DAPER staff members to learn more about them. This next installment of the series features Taryn Urbanus, who is in her second year at MIT as head coach of the diving program.

As part of each feature, we have included a written question and answer session, along with a video interview where recruits, alumni, fans and others can learn more about the MIT staff. If you can't currently visit MIT, we will bring MIT to you!

What is your favorite professional sports team?

The New England Patriots

Who is your favorite athlete of all-time and why?

I don't really have a favorite, I appreciate all athletes and their inner drive to succeed.

What is your favorite movie?


What was your favorite memory as a student-athlete in college?

My favorite memory was at the AAC championships my sophomore year. I won the Women's 3M event and set a new record for the conference.

If you could travel anywhere, where would it be and why?

I would go to England because my best friend just moved there and I have never been! 

What is your favorite sport to watch on TV or stream?​

Football and UFC are my top watched sports 

What is your favorite quote?​

"The only thing you can control is yourself" – Rupi Kaur

What is your favorite restaurant?

Fuji At WoC in Quincy, MA

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