The Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame has announced an 8-member class of 2014 that will be inducted on October 11th, including former men’s swimming and diving coach Skip Kenney.
Kenney was the head coach of the men’s team at Stanford for 33 years before retiring after the 2011-2012 season. During his time at the farm, he won an astonishing 31 team conference championships and 7 NCAA team titles.
His 31-straight conference titles annihilated the Pac Ten/Pac-12 conference record of 14-straight titles won by John Wooden’s UCLA men’s basketball teams.
His teams were NCAA runners-up 7 times, and finished in the top 4 at every NCAA Championship from 1982-2012.
He was also an assistant coach for the 1984 and 1988 U.S. Olympic Teams, and the head men’s coach for the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team, and his swimmers made 23 Olympic appearances and won 18 medals combined from 1984-2008.
The other 7 honorees:
- Nicole Barnhart, women’s soccer
- Notah Begay, III, men’s golf
- Toi Cook, baseball & football
- Laura Granville, women’s tennis
- A.J. Hinch, baseball
- Anika Leerssen, sailing
- Heather Olson, synchronized swimming
To read more about all of the Stanford class of 2014 honorees, click here.