After an 11 years absence, UCSB reinstated its diving program in the fall of 2010. Leading the revival of the Gaucho diving program is head diving coach Wil Haynes.
Haynes graduated this past June from UCSB with a Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to attending UCSB, he competed in diving at San Luis Obispo High School where he was top-10 finisher in the CIF-Southern Section Division II all four years of his prep career. As a junior, Haynes helped San Luis Obispo HS to a CIF-Southern Section Division II title and as a senior he was undefeated in league and took sixth in CIF-SS DII.
Haynes started coaching diving in high school, assisting his father, who was his high school coach. While attending UCSB, he served as a volunteer diving coach at the local high schools for three years.