SWIMMING AND DIVING COACHES
Head Coach – Ryan Mallam
office: (772) 462-7775
fax: (772) 462-4379
Ryan Mallam is heading into his 2nd year as the Indian River State College Head Swimming and Diving Coach. Indian River continued its streak with 37 national titles on the men’s side and 33 on the women’s side under Mallam. In 2011, Mallam coached freshman female swimmer, Tryshia Centeno, to an individual national record in the 100 Yard Breaststroke. At the time, this was the oldest women's NJCAA record on the books. Prior to accepting the head coach position Mallam was the assistant coach under Frank Bradley in which IRSC received their 36th and 32th national titles.
Ryan Mallam came to Indian River from Limestone College located in Gaffney, South Carolina in the fall of 2009. In his stint at Limestone, Mallam guided the men’s swimming team to a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Division II Championships. He also coached Goran Majlat to a 50-yard freestyle national championship and the Limestone Men’s 200-freestyle relay team claimed the national title and set a new national record.
Mallam coached at Southern Crescent from 2002 to 2008. He coached multiple Olympic trial qualifiers, senior and junior national qualifiers, and state champions. He was selected as an assistant coach for the Georgia Zone Team in 2008 and was inducted into the Fayette County Swimming Hall of Fame in 2005. He was a Masters Top Five National Qualifier in 2005 and 2008.
Mallam was a four-year varsity letterman for the University of South Carolina’s swim program. Mallam was a junior national, individual state, and senior regional champion during his prep career. He also qualified for the US Open.
Mallam graduated from USC with a degree in business administration in 2000.
- Featured in Swimming World Magazine, September 2009
- Awarded Coach of Excellence certificate from ASCA in 2009
- Qualified 14 student-athletes for the NCAA Championships at Limestone (most in school history)
Head Diving Coach – David Suba
Phone: (772) 462-7765
Diving coach David Suba enters his 6th season with the IRSC Swimming and Diving program. Over the past five years, Coach Suba and his divers have earned 5 NJCAA Diver of the Year awards, 7 NJCAA and IRSC Records, 16 NJCAA Individual National Titles, and 3 NJCAA Diving Coach of the Year awards (07, 08, 09). His recruiting has brought in some of the most talented athletes in the country and his teaching has helped raise the level of the student-athletes at The River. Under his leadership they have graduated and transitioned to programs such as University of Tennessee, Florida State University and University of Louisville and have continued to excel at the NCAA and national level.
Coach Suba came from Columbia, South Carolina where he ran the age group program, South Carolina Divers, and assisted with the college divers at the University of South Carolina. During that tenure his team had many Junior Olympic National qualifiers, finalists, and a number of top ten team finishes at Nationals. Coach Suba is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from West Liberty State College in West Liberty, West Virginia, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design. In Ohio, he coached at John Carroll University from 1980-1995. During that time he produced 8 All-Americans and 29 Conference Champions. He also coached age group and high school where he continuously developed top level divers, including numerous Junior National finalists, two U.S. National Team members, 6 High School State Champions, and eventual Olympian, Kyle Prandi.
Diving Accomplishments by IRSC Divers under Coach Suba
|NJCAA Diver of the Year
|NJCAA Diving Championships
||2006 - Women’s 1m and 3m
||2007, 2008 - Men’s 1m and 3m
||2007, 2008 - Women’s 1m and 3m
||2009 - Men’s 1m and 3m
||2009 – Women’s 1m and 3m
||2010 – Women’s 1m and 3m
|NJCAA and CSCAA All-American and Honorable Mention Performances
||24 All-American performances
||20 All-American and Honorable Mention Performances
Assistant Coach – Adam Epstein
Phone: (772) 462-7778
Fax: (772) 462-4379
Adam Epstein serves as the Assistant Coach for the Indian River State College Swimming and Diving program starting at IRSC in February of 2011. Before coming to IRSC, Epstein served as a graduate assistant for both the men’s and women’s swimming teams at his Alma Mater, Florida Atlantic University. Epstein was a four-year letter winner for the Owls as well as the team captain his senior year. He was also the President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and was a recipient of the school Community Service Award and Spirit Award.
While at FAU, Coach Epstein helped coach both school and Sun Belt Conference record holders on the FAU swim team. He was also the senior coach at Fort Lauderdale Aquatics, where he helped guide numerous swimmers to the national stage. Epstein was born and raised in Orlando, Florida before attending FAU in Boca Raton, Florida, where he received degrees in Public Communication, Sociology and Social Sciences. He is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Communication at Florida Atlantic University.