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Hodgson Inducted into ASCA Hall of Fame

Hodgson Inducted into ASCA Hall of Fame

WASHINGTON D.C. — Former University of Miami swimming coach Charlie Hodgson was among the four coaches inducted into the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) Hall of Fame Thursday night.

Over the course of 13 years, Hodgson helped develop 17 individual and relay national champions. Hodgson coached such standouts as Matt Gribble, David Wilkie, Jesse Vassallo and Michelle Richardson, leading them and many others to NCAA titles, world records and Olympic berths.

As head coach of the Hurricanes, Hodgson guided Miami to the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) national championship in 1977 after helping them to the same title in 1976 as an assistant.

During his years with the women’s team (1974- 78, 1985-86) the Canes finished in the “top eight” six of seven years. He served as the women’s head coach in 1976-78 and again in 1985-86 where in only one season he brought the team back into the “top eight” for the first time since 1978. Upon the retirement of head coach Bill Diaz in 1984, Charlie assumed the role of head men’s and women’s coach and served for two years. 

“The positive impact Charlie has had on so many swimmers is tremendous, and in speaking with the Hurricane swimmers that Charlie coached, it is immediately obvious that they have a great appreciation for that impact,” head swimming coach Andy Kershaw said. “To be there to share in the recognition of that impact was a special privilege, and to do it as a representative of The U is even more special.”

The inaugural ASCA Hall of Fame class was inducted in 2002. The Hall has enshrined nearly 100 of America’s greatest swim cocahes in the last 15 years.

Hodgson is part of the Class of 2017, which also includes coaches Bob Mattson, Jill Sterek and Jonty Skinner.