Originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Mary Carroll began her coaching career there while she was still a diver herself. She coached in Thunder Bay from 1990 to 1998. She then went on to coach in St. John’s, Newfoundland (1998-2008) before settling in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where she has been coaching since 2008. She has been called upon to coach the national team at the PanAm Junior Championships, Junior and Senior World Championships and Commonwealth Games. She was named National Junior Coach of the year in 2017.
Carroll quit gymnastics and began diving in her home town of Thunder Bay after they built a pool to host the 1981 Canada Summer Games. As an athlete, chez won 14 senior national titles from 1988 to 1994 and took part in every major multisport Games. Notably, she won gold at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand and bronze at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, British-Colombia. She finished 8th at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.
She was also a diving analyst for CBC from 2000 to 2006 – working at many World Championships and at two Olympics alongside broadcaster Steve Armitage.