The below is from the 2018 Hall of Fame Inductee Ed Spencer  to correct an error that was inadvertently made regarding the 2018 Hall of Fame inductees. Apologies to Ed and to Hall of Fame Coach Don La Mont.

John Leonard


Hi John. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

It has come to my attention that I was given credit for being Jill Sterkel’s coach in an information blog from an HOF announcement. My good friend, Don La Mont, was Jill’s coach from the time she moved up from the 12 & under age group team, coached by Don Garman, at the El Monte Aquatic Club, till she entered the University of Texas. Even then, Jill continued to train with Don while home for holidays and several summers. This included time at El Monte and Industry Hills Aquatic Club.

I’m not sure how this misunderstanding happened, but I did reach out to Don and told him how sorry I was for the confusion.

Ed Spencer


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