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
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.