Tucson Ford names former Terrapins coach Paul Stafford as new head coach

Jared Anderson
by Jared Anderson 8

September 19th, 2014 Club, News

Paul Stafford, well-known as the coach of California’s Terrapins Swim Team, will move to Arizona to take over Tucson Ford Aquatics, the team announced via Twitter tonight.

Stafford has coached a number of big-time athletes while with the Terrapins, including now-USC sophomore Chelsea Chenault and rising butterfly sensation Justin Lynch. Stafford helped start the Terrapins back in 1989.

He’ll take over for departed Johno Fergusson, the South African coach who resigned back in August. Tucson is another very high-profile club, one of the top organizations in Arizona. It also boasts a strong pro contingent that includes Olympic champ Matt Grevers and is the summer club for most of the University of Arizona’s top athletes.

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6 years ago

Congratulations Coach Paul! I hope that you find success at Tucson!

6 years ago

Sorry to see Paul leave Pacific Swimming, but glad to hear he is still coaching. Sunscreen PAUL!!! Best of luck old friend. Great pick up Tuscon –

6 years ago

Congrats to Paul! He is an amazing coach and even a better person. Very happy for him and looking forward to a great team very soon.

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Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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