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Coaching Staff

Lance HuberLance Huber

  • Office: Regents Center 209
  • Phone: (563) 387-1578
  • 13th year as head coach
  • Has coached seven student-athletes who have earned 13 All-America honors and and 14 student-athletes who earned 22 honorable mention All-America honors
  • Named Liberal Arts Championships Coach of the Year for women nine times (2005-08, 2010-13)
  • In 2013, the Norse claimed a seventh consecutive Liberal Arts Championships title and ninth in school history, the first coming in 1999.
  • In 2008 the women finished 11th at the NCAA III National Championships and the men finished 30th.
  • Joined Luther after two years as head coach at Cumberland College, where he coached 46 NAIA All-Americans.
  • Earned 12 NCAA Division II All-American honors while competing for the University of South Dakota.


Bethany NicollBethany Nicoll

Assistant Coach

  • Office: Regents Center
  • Phone: (563) 387- 1821
  • 2010 graduate of Luther College
  • First year as an assistant coach
  • Four-year letter winner for the Norse
  • Two-time all-conference performer in the 200 IM and once in the 400 IM
  • Three-time all-conference performer in the 200 freestyle relay
  • Two-time all-conference performer in the 400 freestyle relay
  • Member of Luther swimming 800-plus point club
  • Named Most Inspirational and Hardest Worker during her career
  • Also served as a co-captain as a senior


David HappelDavid Happel

Diving Coach

  • Phone: (319) 472-4300
  • 1961 graduate of Valparaiso University
  • 1964 JD Degree, School of Law, Valparaiso University
  • 16th year at Luther College.
  • Named Iowa Conference Diving Coach of the Year in 2007
  • Named Liberal Arts Championship Diving Coach of the Year in 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2012
  • Has coached seven divers who captured 12 Iowa Conference one-meter championships; six divers who captured 9 Iowa Conference three-meter titles; five divers who claimed 12 Liberal Arts championships; and six divers who have posted NCAA III national qualifying standards in both 1-meter and 3-meter events
  • Since 1958 he has been the Head Diving Coach at Vinton Aquatic Club. During his tenure, he has coached three divers who qualified and participated in USA Diving National Jr. Championships. Has also coached eight divers who qualified and participated in USA Diving National West Jr. Spring Championships, as well as numerous divers who have placed and won regional championships
  • While coaching at Porter County YMCA, Valparaiso, Ind., he coached one national champion in Y National Meet held in Iowa City
  • From 1981-87 served as diving coach at Washington High School, Vinton, Iowa