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Robert E Lee
Robert E  Lee

Last College:
FINA

Position:
Referee

Induction Year:
1996


Elected to Hall of Fame: 1996

Club: San Francisco Olympic Club, Foothill A.C., De Anza Aquatic Foundation

College: San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

High School: Los Altos H.S., Los Altos CA

Playing Record: H.S. 1956 - 58, College 1959 - 62, Club 1963 - 65

Participation:

  • AAU Senior National Championship outdoor 1963
  • California State College Championships 1960 silver, 61 silver, 62 silver
  • Northern California H.S. Championships-Championship Team-1958

Coach:

  • Awalt High School 1965-76
  • C.C.S. Champions 1966, 1976
  • Coached: Jim Ferguson Hall of Famer and 1972, 76 Olympic Games USA Team member. And Kevin Craig US National Team
  • Assistant Coach with Art Lambert-Head Coach 1965-71
  • AAU Senior National outdoor Championships 1967 - silver
  • AAU Junior National Championships 1967 2nd, 1968 1st, 1969 2nd

Referee:

  • National - Many High Schools, Colleges and Club Games and Tournaments
  • International - Olympic Games - 1976 Montreal named to Officials but did not attend 1984 Los Angeles, Desk Official - 1988 Seoul, Refereed 5 Games - 1996 Atlanta, Assistant Manager - Training
  • World Championships 1973 Belgrade (First World Championships) 1981 Madrid - World Junior Men. 1986 Madrid (men) 1990 Perth (women) 1992 Indianapolis (Masters World Championship) 1994 Rome (Men & Women) 1995 Quebec (World Junior Women)
  • Pan American Games 1971 Cali Columbia, 1975 Mexico City Mexico
  • FINA Cups - 1987 Thessaloniki, Greece (Men)
  • 1989 Eindhoven, Netherlands (Women) 1991 Long Beach CA (Women) 1993 Catania, Italy (Women) 1995 Sydney AUS (Women)
  • World University Games - 1973 Moscow USSR 1977 Sofia, Bulgaria 1983 Edmonton, CAN 1985 Kobe, Japan
  • Danube Cup Novaki Czechoslovakia 1981
  • Pan American (Juniors) Havana Cuba 1986
  • Greek Cup Athens Greece 1983, 1991
  • Paris Tournament Paris France 1991, 1992

Honors:

  • Refereed more Gold Medal games in Olympic and World Championships 1990-1996 than any other referee in the world. (3)
  • High School team was undefeated 1958 (senior year)
  • Voted outstanding defensive player - San Jose State 1962

Personal:

  • Married spouse Sherry Ann, 1969 daughter, Deborah Shannon
  • Teacher at Awalt High School (renamed Mountain View H.S.) from 1965 to present. Named District "Teacher of the Year" in 1978. Coordinator of the Social Science Dept since 1970.
  • Voted Mentor Teacher 1994-95
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