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Robert Gaughran
Robert  Gaughran

Last College:
SF Olympic Club

Position:
Contributor

Induction Year:
1992


Elected to Hall of Fame: 1992

Club: Olympic Club of San Francisco 1954-64

College: Stockton Community College, University of the Pacific

High School: Sequoia H.S., Redwood City CA

Playing Record: H.S. 1949 - 53, College 1953 - 54, Club 1954 - 64

Participation:

  • National/ 1972-1976 Chairman of U.S. Olympic Committee Water Polo
  • International 1972-1974 Chairman of National AAU Water Polo Committee (men)
  • 1972-1976 Chairman International Water Polo Committee
  • 1968-1976 Member AAU National Water Polo Committee
  • 1969 Assistant Coach/Referee DeAnza Aquatic - Berlin/Barcelona
  • 1971 Assistant Coach, USA National Team, USSR/Hungary/Yugoslavia (JADRAN Cup)
  • 1972 Manager, USA National Team, Pre Olympic Tour, TUNGSRAM CUP, Hungary
  • 1975 Manager, USA, JADRAN Cup Budva, Yugoslavia
  • 1975 Manager, USA - WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, Cali, Columbia
  • 1971 Director/Founder, Hawaiian Aquatic Forum, Water Polo/Swimming (200+)
  • 1972 Director Hawaiian Aquatic Forum, Swim/Water Polo, Honolulu. High school and college athletes & coaches (230 + participants)
  • 1971-1985 Director National Swimming & Water Polo Coaches Clinic Largest Private Educational Clinic/Symposium in USA
  • 1968-1986 Chairman High School All American Selection Committee
  • 1967-1974 Director of Athletic, Santa Ana College, California
  • FINA CUP/OLYMPIC GAMES:
    • 1981-1984 Member Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee
    • 1983 Venue Director FINA CUP III, Pepperdine University, Malibu
    • 1984 Venue Director Water Polo Venue, Pepperdine University, site of 1984 Olympic Games 600+ employees/volunteers on venue

REFEREE:

  • (11 yrs) 1958-1969 NCAA referee on High School and Collegiate levels
  • 1969 International Referee- Berlin International Tournament, Berlin Germany (travelled with DeAnza Club)

Personal:

  • Author
    • 1969 Co Author The Technique of Water Polo Best selling book ever written on sport of Water Polo. (Co-Author, Art Lambert)
    • 1970 Author The History of Water Polo
    • 1970 Awarded ATHLON PRIZE of Southern California
    • 1962-1977 Numerous articles on water polo for Swimming World and Swimming Technique Magazines and Water Polo Illustrated.
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