Gerry Resigns From His Position As Women's Swimming Associate Coach

Aug. 3, 2001

Stanford, Calif. - Ross Gerry, a member of the Stanford women's swimming coaching staff for the last ten seasons, has announced that he is leaving his position as the program's associate coach. Gerry will become the head men's and women's swimming coach at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. Gerry will also teach physical education courses at the junior college.

'I had a wonderful time during my ten years at Stanford,' said Gerry. 'The highlight for me was to be surrounded by and work with some really wonderful people. Coaching in the Olympics in Sydney last year was a once in a lifetime experience and the frosting on the cake.'

Stanford won six NCAA championships during Gerry's ten seasons with the Cardinal, in addition to three second-place finishes and one third-place showing. Stanford also won eight Pac-10 titles during his tenure.

'Ross is one of the greatest swimming coaches in the nation and has played a significant role in the success of every endeavor that Stanford women's swimming has had over the last decade,' said Stanford head women's swimming coach and three-time Olympic head coach Richard Quick. 'During the time he's been at Stanford, we've also had multiple gold medal winners in the Olympic Games, and he's helped every one of those people win.'

Stanford will add Jason Turcotte to its women's swimming coaching staff as an assistant coach. Turcotte spent last season as the team's administrative assistant.

'Jason has been an incredible asset to our program as an administrative assistant,' said Quick. 'He's given tirelessly to our program over the last couple of years. He has done a great job with all of the administrative work in regards to recruiting. As a result, we had the biggest class that we've ever had (this year) since I've been at Stanford.'

'The opportunity to work with the student-athletes in the Stanford women's swimming program and a coach like Richard Quick is exciting,' added Turcotte. 'I look forward to the challenge of preparing student-athletes to compete at the highest levels of national and international competition. The upcoming year holds a lot of promise and will be enjoyable. The returning members of the team are hungry for an NCAA title.'

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