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Coach of 1960 US Olympic diving team, dies at 98

Philip E. Moriarty, who coached U.S. divers at the 1960 Olympics and was Yale's swimming and diving coach for 17 years, has died. He was 98.

The school announced Monday that Moriarty died Aug. 18 in Mystic, Conn., of natural causes.

Moriarty coached at Yale for 44 years and was head coach of the swimming and diving teams from 1959-76, going 195-25.

While at Yale, he coached numerous Olympians, including gold medallists Don Schollander, Steve Clark, Mike Austin and John Nelson. He served as a diving coach on the U.S. team at the Rome Games.

Moriarty is survived by three children, seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were incomplete Monday.