ASCA Hall of Fame

2017 Inductees

Bob Mattson Charlie Hodgson Jill Sterkel Jonty Skinner

2016 Inductees

Buddy Baarcke George Breen Bob Steele Raymond Woods

2015 Inductees

Peter Banks Steve Bultman Chris Davis Raymond B. Essick
John Leonard

2014 Inductees

Richard Fetters Teri McKeever Pete Morgan

2013 Inductees

Bob Groseth Don Swartz Penny Taylor

2012 Inductees

Karen Moe Humphreys Jack Ridley Don Sonia Gregg Troy

2011 Inductees

George Block Earl Ellis Jay Fitzgerald Jean Freeman
Bob Miller Jim Wood

2010 Inductees

Jack Bauerle Bob Bowman Jerry Holtrey David Marsh
David Salo

2009 Inductees

Ron Ballatore Bob Gillett Peter Malone Phil Moriarty
Jack Nelson Dick Shoulberg

2008 Inductees

Paul Blair Frank Busch Ray Bussard Mary Freeman Kelly Spitzer
Don LaMont

2007 Inductees

Bud McAllister Bill Peak Jack Simon

2006 Inductees

John Collins Dennis Pursley Murray Stephens

2005 Inductees

Frank Keefe Skip Kenney George McMillion Jim Montrella
Ed Solotar

2004 Inductees

Bill Rose Don Easterling Jon Urbanchek Dick Hannula
Frank Elm Richard Jochums

2003 Inductees

Richard Quick Eddie Reese Randy Reese Mark Schubert
Nort Thornton, Jr.

2002 Inductees (Honoring Coaches as Far Back as 1958)

Dave Armbruster Bill Bachrach Red Barr Dave Beaver
Ernst Brandsten Stan Brauninger Harry Burke Fred Cady
George “Dad” Center Sherm Chavoor Jim Clark Jack Cody
James Counsilman Peter Daland Ray Daughters Johnny Galvich
Don Gambril George Haines Louis deBreda Handley Robert J. H. Kiphuth
Gene Lee Matt Mann Charlie McCaffree Harold Minto
Richard Papenguth Mike Peppe Clarence Pinkston Jim Riley, Sr.
Tom Robinson Soichi Sakamoto Charles Sava Walt Schlueter
Charles Silvia Gus Stager Nort Thornton, Sr. Stan Tinkham


  1. Must have coached swimming at the high school, club, and/or college level for a period of 20 years or more.
  2. Must meet (3 of the 5) criteria listed below. Should be nominated by a current ASCA member by completing the Hall of Fame application and submitting with current resume indicating criteria met by November 1st. May achieve any (3) of the criteria listed below for nomination:
    1. Placing a team in the Top 10 at the USA Swimming Nationals and/or the top 10 NCAA Division I Nationals and / or the Top 2 teams at the NCAA Division II or III Nationals.
    2. Coaching an individual USA summer national champion.
    3. Coaching an individual USA Olympic medalist.
    4. Coaching a USA Olympic Medalist or World Record Holder.
      (Relay members would be in this category)
    5. Making a significant contribution to the sport of swimming, community and / or profession.



  1. Candidates must be nominated by a current ASCA member by submitting their name to the HOF committee. (All nominations received after May 1st will be held for consideration for the following calendar year) Must submit the HOF application by the above deadline with a current resume indicating the criteria met.
  2. The HOF awards committee will screen all applications to determine a working list of candidates and present the list to the ASCA Board of Directors for final approval by January 1st.
  3. Upon final approval of the ASCA BOD, the board will select the final inductees by a 75% vote of the BOD for acceptance into the HOF.
  4. Each applicant not chosen for induction into the HOF will continue on the list for nomination for a three-year period. After that time the applicant will have to be re-nominated after being off the list for a period of one year.
  5. A presentation of all finalists and those accepted into the HOF will be made each year at the ASCA Awards banquet. Each finalist will receive a plaque (1 plaque per nomination) and all Honorees will receive a permanent plaque located in the ASCA office / ISHOF and will be honored on ASCA Online.
  6. It is the ASCA plan to induct (4-5) new coaches per year to the ASCA HOF unless applications do not merit that number.



  1. All applications must be received by November 1st for eligibility into that years HOF class with current resume indicating which criteria achieved.
  2. Review of all applications concluded by: December 15th.
  3. Email of all nominations to the ASCA Board of Directors by January 1st.
  4. HOF inductee’s chosen and letter sent from ASCA by Jan 15th.