Fort Lauderdale — For the third time in twelve years, Coach Richard Quick has been selected Coach of the Year by the American Swimming Coaches Association. Coach Quick, who is in his eleventh year coaching the Stanford University Women’s Swimming Team and his 23rd season overall at the collegiate athletic level, was also Coach of the Year in 1986 and 1992.
Coach Quick shares this honor with other respected coaches including Coach Mark Schubert in 1997, Coach Murray Stephens in 1996, Coach Jon Urbanchek in 1995 and Coach Skip Kenney in 1993.
Richard Quick, in addition to being one of the World’s oustanding swimming coaches, has taken a leadership role in the anti-doping campaign in our sport, and has served as the President of ASCA. It is remarkable that one man can have the energy and organization to succeed on as many fronts as Richard does. It’s an honor well-earned said ASCA Executive Director John Leonard.
In his years at Stanford, Coach Quick has guided his team to seven NCAA championships, including six of the past seven national titles, and all 12 Pac-10 Conference crowns. Before Stanford, Coach Quick led the University of Texas to a then-unprecedented five straight NCAA titles (1984-1988), a string broken by Stanford in his first season with the Cardinals. Throughout his collegiate coaching career, he has compiled an overall dual meet record of 163-30, capturing 12 national titles and 16 conference crowns.
Coach Quick has been equally successful on the international scene. Since 1986, when he was named the national coach for US Swimming, he has been involved in nearly every international meet in which the United States has participated. Among these are coaching assignments in the past three Olympiads, four consecutive World Championships, the 1990 Goodwill Games, three Pan Pacific Games, the 1985 World University Games and the 1979 Pan American Games.
Coach Quick and his wife, June, live in Menlo Park, California, with June’s children, Tiffany and Benjamin. Coach Quick’s daughter, Kathy Brown, lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, Tosh, and their two children, Blake and Emily. Coach Quick’s son, Michael is a 1994 Auburn graduate living in Menlo Park.