Some very sad news came out of Auburn today on the swimming and diving front. Men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach Richard Quick has been diagnosed with an inoperable cancerous brain tumor, according to the school.
Quick is a six-time United State Olympic coach who has won 12 NCAA titles, the most in Division I history.
“We’re currently in the process of looking for the best care possible to fight this,” Quick said. “I want to thank the countless individuals that have passed along their well wishes, thoughts and
Quick, who served as Auburn’s head coach from 1978-82, won seven NCAA titles at Stanford and five at Texas. He re-joined the Tigers again in 2007.
“Richard is such an energetic person, has an incredibly positive attitude, and is bound by his faith,” Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs said. “I know that he’s going to meet this challenge head on, just as he has done with every endeavor he’s encountered. We ask the Auburn Family to keep Richard and his family in their thoughts and prayers.”
Brett Hawke will oversee the men’s team in the interim, while Dorsey Tierney-Walker will run the women’s program.