Name: Ron O'Brien
DOB: 3/14/1938
Hometown: Islamorada, Fla.
College: Ohio State University
Olympic Experience
  • Eight-time Olympic coach (1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996)
  • Mexico City 1968, coach
  • Munich 1972, coach
  • Montreal 1976, coach
  • Moscow 1980 coach
  • Los Angeles 1984, coach
  • Seoul 1988, coach
  • Barcelona 1992, coach
  • Atlanta 1996, coach
Personal: Six-time letter winner at the Ohio State University, competing in diving and gymnastics…U.S. Olympic diving coach (1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992 and 1996), his athletes winning 12 Olympic medals (five golds, three silvers, and four bronzes)…Six-time U.S. world championship team coach...Seven-time world cup team coach...Five-time Pan American team coach…Captured 87 national team titles with his U.S. diving club teams…United States Olympic Committee Diving Coach of the Year in 1996...Inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame...Inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame...Inducted into The Ohio State University Hall of Fame...Mike Peppe Memorial Award winner fifteen times.....Published video called, “Diving My Way” along with a book called, “Diving for Gold"