Inducted – 2010
One of the most accomplished swimming coaches in the history of the sport, Richard Walter Quick led his collegiate teams to a record 13 NCAA championships and from 1984-2004, was involved in nearly every international meet the United States competed in. He helped coach the U.S. Olympic swimming teams in 1984, ’88, ’92, ’96, 2000 and ’04. He was the head coach of the men’s and women’s teams in 1988 and the head coach of the women’s teams in 1996 and 2000. Quick coached seven Olympic champions and four world record holders. Seven of his 13 NCAA titles came at Stanford, five at Texas and one at Auburn. He was also named the NCAA Coach of the Year five times. At Stanford, Quick developed 35 NCAA titles, while at Texas, the Longhorns won five consecutive NCAA titles from (1984-88). He and his family moved to Wichita when he was 11 years old and grew up swimming for fellow Kansas Sports Hall of Fame member Bob Timmons. He competed for Timmons at Wichita East High School where he was a two-time state champion as a sophomore in 1959. Quick later coached KSHOF inductee Catherine Fox at Stanford. Quick was also a two-time All-American swimmer at SMU in 1965-66. Born: January 31, 1943 – Akron, Ohio. Died: June 10, 2009 – Austin, Texas. Graduated: Highland Park (Texas) H.S., 1961; Southern Methodist University, 1965.