Ron O'Brien U.S. Olympic And Paralympic Hall Of Fame Induction

By USA Diving | Nov. 05, 2019, 1:38 p.m. (ET)

Congratulations to legendary coach Ron O'Brien, who was inducted into the United States Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame on November 1.

An eight-time Olympic coach, O’Brien coached 19 Olympians, with his divers winning 12 Olympic medals (five gold, three silver, and four bronze).

O’Brien also served as a seven-time World Cup coach, a seven-time World Championship coach and a four-time Pan American Games coach. Every gold medal at the 1982 World Championships was won by O’Brien’s divers.

On the national scene, O’Brien produced at least one U.S. national champion for 24 straight years (1973-1996), highlighted by the 1986 season when all 12 national titles were awarded to his divers.

In all, O’Brien’s divers won 196 gold, 113 silver and 106 bronze medals in Olympic, World Championship, World Cup, Pan American, World University, USA Diving, NCAA and Big Ten competitions.