Diving is a family affair for Jon Roby, who joined the Forester coaching staff in 2019.
With both parents as diving coaches, Roby's career in the sport began at Glenbrook North High School, where he was a three-time CSL North Conference Champion, three-time sectional champion, two-time NISCA All-American and two-time Illinois state runner-up. While in high school he also attended the AAU and USA Diving Junior National Championships as a junior and senior, earning All-American honors both seasons. Roby was recruited to and dove for the University of Minnesota and went on to compete in the 2011-14 USA Diving Seniors National Championships.
Since he stopped diving competitively,Roby has focused on coaching and mentoring divers of all ages. He is the head coach of Patriot Diving, based out of Stevenson High School, as well as the diving coach for the Stevenson girls and Highland Park boys diving teams. He has had eight state qualifiers, three all-conference honorees, and three all-sectional divers in his six years of coaching at the high school level.