Chairman Bill Wadley, Head Coach-Men, The Ohio State University, announces the Honoree Coaches for the American Swimming Coaches Association Hall of Fame for 2012.
“We’re pleased to announce a distinguished class for 2012…they are…Coach George Block, San Antonio, Coach Earl Ellis, Pacific Northwest, Coach Bob Miller, Pacific Northwest and Coach Jim Wood, Berkeley, New Jersey. We will also honor Coach Jean Freeman, University of Minnesota Women’s Swimming, posthumously. This marvelous class has served athletes across the USA with dedication, passion and marvelous achievement for many decades.
“In the case of Coach Freeman, we made an early decision last fall (2010) so that we could notify Jean of this honor as her health was failing. Her loss is deeply felt by all of us, and we are pleased that her long time colleague Terry Nieszner, will be on hand to accept this honor on behalf of Jean at the ceremony in San Diego.”
The Hall of Fame induction is part of the ASCA’s Annual Awards Banquet on Friday evening, Sept. 9 at the Town and Country Hotel.
Friends of the honorees may purchase tickets to attend the dinner, contact the ASCA at 1-800-356-2722.
Congratulations to our Class of 2012!