Richard Quick Chats Online With Fans On Thursday At 10:00 a.m., PT
Feb. 13, 2002
Stanford, Calif. - Welcome to the ESPN.com moderated chat room! On Thursday, Stanford women's swimming head coach Richard Quick will make a special visit to chat with fans about the top-ranked Cardinal, the team's upcoming Pac-10 showdown with No. 4 California this Saturday and the squad's post-season aspirations.
One of the most respected names in swimming throughout the world, Quick is in his 14th year at the helm of the Stanford women's swimming and diving program. Quick's Stanford teams have won seven NCAA titles and six in the past 10 seasons, while never finishing lower than third at the NCAA Championships. Quick has won a total of 12 NCAA titles (five at the University of Texas) during his collegiate coaching career, the most in the history of Division I coaching.
Quick is also arguably the top women's swimming coach in the world with three stints as the Olympic head coach for the U.S. Women's Swimming Team (1988, 1996, 2000) and as a five-time member of the U.S. coaching staff at the Games. In addition to his duties on The Farm and to his country, Quick has also been the post-collegiate coach for some of the top women's swimmers in American history. Recently, Quick coached 1995 Stanford graduate Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres in preparation for the 2000 Olympics. Quick will also continue to coach Misty Hyman, the gold medal winner in the 200 meter butterfly at the 2000 Olympics.
In his 13-plus seasons on The Farm, the 58-year-old Quick has led Stanford to 11 Pac-10 crowns. He has lost only five dual meets while at Stanford, sporting a 102-5 (.953) record while coaching 75 All-Americans to 644 All-America honors. He has an overall record of 159-25 (.864) as a women's swimming collegiate head coach and is 191-34 (.849) overall as a collegiate swimming coach. Quick has helped develop 38 NCAA champions at Stanford who have captured a combined 54 NCAA individual and 27 relay titles. Along the way, he has picked up five NCAA Coach of the Year honors and four Pac-10 Coach of the Year awards, most recently being honored by the Pac-10 in 2000-01.
While Quick will not be stopping by until 10 a.m. PT on Thursday, feel free to leave your questions now and we will save them for his arrival.