Richard Quick

One of the greatest coaches in the history of collegiate swimming, Richard Quick began his career as an all-state and All-American swimmer at Highland Park High School. A three-time All-American at SMU (1963-1965) for Coach Red Bar, Quick was also the SWC Champion in 100 & 200m butterfly in 1965. He began his coaching career at Houston's Memorial High School (1965-1971), guiding his team to six state championships before returning to SMU, where he served as an assistant coach on the men's side for four years (1971-1975). In 1976 he started the women's swim program at SMU then went on to coach the Iowa State men (1977-78), the Auburn men and women (1978-1982), the Texas women (1982-1988) the Stanford women (1988-2005) and the Auburn men and women (2007-2009). Quick coached a record 13 NCAA championship teams. His teams won five consecutive NCAA titles at Texas (1984-1988), seven at Stanford and one at Auburn (2009). He coached 96 All Americans to over 750 All American honors and won 22 conference championships. A six time NCAA Coach of the Year by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America he was also that organization's first ever Lifetime Achievement Award winner in 2009. He was given the honor of coaching U.S. Olympic swim teams in 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000 & 2004. Quick was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2000 and the University of Texas Women's Athletic Hall of Honor in 2004. Quick passed away on June 10, 2009.

Richard Quick

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