Assistant Coach from 1993 - 1999
Mr. A served in the US Army as an SP4 and was in the Vietnam War. He became a diving coach for several decades and was a two-time Olympic Diving Coach for Puerto Rico. Mr. A had made a lasting impact on the divers he coached and was considered by many as a father figure. Mr. A Coached at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Ga with his daughter Vivian Alberty who finished in 27th-place. Unfortunately, his son Osvaldo Pito Alberty was diagnose with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) one week after qualifying for the Olympics in Atlanta and was unable to attend. It would have been the first Olympic family representing Puerto Rico if Pito had not become ill and was unable to attend. Mr. A also coached at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia with Angelique Rodriguez who finished in 27th-place on springboard and 18th-place on Platform. His years of dedication to coaching a sport he loved has left a legacy within the diving community as well as the students who worked with him. He is survived by his wife, three children, and grandson.