Coach Ray Bussard

Ray Bussard
Ray Bussard
Ray Bussard

ASCA Hall of Fame Inductee: 2008

University of Tennessee

  • Served as a coach for the USA at the 1984 Olympic Games, 1983 Pacific Games, and 1979 Pan American Games.
  • Coach of 2 Olympic Gold Medalists, 3 World Record Holders, 1 World Championship Gold Medalist, and 6 NCAA National Champions.
  • Clinic speaker at 4 ASCA World Clinics, 60% of State High School Clinics, 3 Countries.
  • Inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honor Coach in 1999.
  • Inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.

Coach Ray Bussard did more for the sport of swimming than developing champions. His role went beyond preparing National and Olympic Champions. He sensationalized the sport, built spirit and made believers of his athletes. Lucky for swimming, because he would have been good coaching any sport.