Coaching Legends Join Stanford and USC At Dual Meet This Saturday
Feb. 5, 2003
Stanford, Calif. - Former Pac-10 Coaches Peter Daland (USC, 1957-1992), Tom Haynie (Stanford, 1947-1960) and Jim Gaughran (1960-1979) will be on hand for the highly anticipated conference dual meet between No. 1 Stanford and No. 7 Southern California. The two teams take to the pool on Saturday, February 8 at 1 p.m. in the Avery Aquatic Center. Both squads are undefeated in league play this season.
Daland is one of the most respected swim coaches in history and coached for 35 years at USC. During his tenure, he led the Men of Troy to nine NCAA team championships - the second most in NCAA history. Among the world class swimmers he coached are John Naber, winner of four Olympic gold medals and 10 NCAA titles, American record-holders Dave Wharton and Mike O'Brien as well as many Olympic starts including Roy Sari and Murray Rose. Daland is credited with the founding of Swimming World and Junior Swimmer Magazines back in the 1950's and is still involved in a number of swimming-related activities, including writing a book chronicling the history of swimming.
Continuing the success of his predecessor Ernie Brandsten, Tom Haynie coached Stanford teams that won 11 Pacific Coast - Southern Division titles during his 13 years on The Farm. Haynie's coaching record at Stanford rnaks as one of the best in collegiate history as he maintained a winning percentage of over .900 with eight of his 13 seasons being undefeated in dual meet competition. He coached many of his ahtletes to the top of the NCAA awards stand. Among that list of names are Robert Anderson, Robin Moore, Ralph Sala and Tom Peterson as well as Olympic gold medalists George Harrison and Paul Hait.
Serving as head swimming coach at Stanford for 19 years, Jim Gaughran piloted the Cardinal to its first NCAA team title in 1967. At the collegiate level, his record is among the best as he coached 17 swimmers to a first place finish at the NCAA's. His year's on The Farm spanned four Olympiads and Stanford swimmers were common place among those teams. Gaughran placed 12 swimmers on Olympic teams including Olympic gold medalists Dick Roth, John Hencken and Mike Bruner, all of whom also captured world-record swims under Gaughran's tutelage. As both an athlete and coach at Stanford, his love and dedication to the sport and school helped shape the mold which has been used as the cornerstone of success for the men's swimming and diving program. Gaughran built the strong tradition that has enabled the current program to attain its national prominence.