Richard Quick Named To 2015 Texas Sports Hall Of Fame Ballot
June 5, 2014
WACO (SMU) - Former SMU swimming and diving student-athlete and coach Richard Quick has been named to the 20-member nomination list for entry to the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. The committee published the class of 2015 primary list this week, along with a veteran ballot that consists of 12 members. The hall of fame class generally consists of six selections from the primary list, and two veteran selections.
Quick, who swam for the Mustangs from 1963-65, was a three-time individual Southwest Conference champion earning victories in the 400-yard individual medley in 1964 and the 100- and 200-yard butterfly events in 1965. The Mustangs also earned the team conference championship during each of Quick's years with the program. They also placed in the top 15 nationally, placing as high as seventh in 1965. Quick was also an All-SWC selection.
As a coach, he served at the helm of SMU's women's program from 1976-77 and was an assistant on the men's side from 1971-75. He coached a total of 13 NCAA championship teams, as well as six U.S. Olympic teams. He passed away in June 2009 after a battle with cancer.
Voting is open to members of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, which is open to the public. The deadline to become a member is July 15 and more information can be found here. The official announcement of the Class of 2015 will take place in September of 2014, while the banquet will be held early 2015 in Waco.