|Former UCLA Swimming Coach Ron Ballatore Dies|
|Sunday, 29 April 2012 08:01|
Ron Ballatore coached the UCLA Bruins for sixteen years, and guided them to a national championship in 1982. He was also a coach on five Olympic teams.
Ron was recently selected by his peers, for the College Swimming Coaches Association’s highest honor, The National Collegiate and Scholastic Trophy.
During his tenure at UCLA, his teams compiled a 109-51 dual meet record, and Ballatore was named Pac-10 coach of the year three times. He coached 28 Olympians, including gold medal winners Brian Goodell and Tom Jager. His swimmers set eleven American and NCAA records, as well as several world records. Ron also coached at Brown University from 1994-1996, and the University of Florida from 1996-1999.
Ron’s son Ron Ballatore Jr. and Brian Goodell will accept his award at the CSCAA’s Annual Banquet on May 19th, in San Antonio.