Coach Richard Quick

2003 ASCA Hall of Fame Inductee

Auburn Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving

One of the most recognizable names in the swimming and diving community, Quick was a six-time United States Olympic coach who directed 13 teams to NCAA titles, the most ever by a swimming coach.

  • 16th year @ Stanford University
  • 7 NCAA Champs @ Stanford and 12 Total (Most in Div. I History)
  • 1x USA Head Coach Men & Women Olympic Coach 1988
  • 2x USA Head Women Olympic Coach. 5x USA Olympic Coach

Coached Swimmers:

Jenny Thompson, Darra Torres, Misty Hyman, Rowely Gaines, and Summer Sanders.

Jenny Thompson has become the most decorative women’s swimmer in the history of the Olympics, bringing home a total of 8 gold medals. Darra Torres was the 1st women to ever swim in four Olympic Games. In Sydney, she brought back 5 medals (Two gold, three bronze). Misty Hyman finished her college career with 12 NCAA titles and the maximum 28 All-American honors, and of course one of the memorable moments in Sydney with her Gold medal winning 200 fly.

Quick has led Stanford to 12 Pacific – 10 Conference crowns, 18 overall. In 26 years as a collegiate head coach, he had an overall dual meet record of 192-34 (.850), and a 160-25 (.865) as a women’s head coach. Coached 5 Olympic and 4 consecutive World Championships. Also was Men’s and Women’s Coach at Auburn for 4 seasons (1978-82). Started women’s program at SMU.

Richard Quick was diagnosed with an inoperable cancerous brain tumor in December 2008, and passed away Wednesday, June 10th, 2009, at the age of 66.