Victor J. Galati concluded his sixth season during his second stint at Washington & Jefferson College in 2012-13 as the program’s diving coach.
Galati was selected as the PAC Diving Coach of the Year for the third-straight season after helping Jennifer Suder '15 and John Szott '13 sweep the conference's Diver of the Year awards. Szott won both the 1- and 3-meter titles, while Suder took first place on the 3-meter platform at the PAC Championship meet.
In 2011-12, Galati guided Bethany Haver '12 to her second-straight appearance at the NCAA Division III Diving Championships. During the 2010-11 season, Galati helped Haver earn a pair of First All-America awards after placing among the top eight finishers (5th, 3-meter; 7th 1-meter) at the NCAA Diving Championships. Haver was the first female diver from the Presidents' Athletic Conference to compete at the national championships.
Following the 2012 PAC Championships, Galati became the back-to-back PAC Men's and Women's Diving Coach of the Year after Justin Weifenbach '12 and Haver swept the conference championships for the second-straight time.
Galati was selected as the 2010 Presidents' Athletic Conference Women's Diving Coach of the Year after helping Haver earn a pair of conference titles. Haver broke the conference record on both boards.
In 2009, Weifenbach set school records at 1-meter and 3-meter under Galati's tutelage.
Galati previously was the assistant coach for W&J swimming & diving from 1998-2003. In 2002, two Presidents qualified for the national championships under his guidance.
Before originally starting at W&J, Galati was the diving coach for Canon-McMillan High School from 1993 to 1999. He also served as the Canon-McMillan girls’ head swimming coach from 1996 to 1999.
He is a 1992 graduate of Westminster College, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in business administration. While at Westminster, he was a four-time letter winner and competed in the 1- and 3-meter diving events, where he earned fifth place at the Penn Ohio Conference Meet (1992).
Galati also placed 12th in the 1650 freestyle event (1991), 11th in the 400-IM (1990), and fourth in the 200-freestyle relay (1989) at the Pennsylvania-Ohio Conference Meet.