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Athletic Hall of Fame

Clifford Roman Speegle


  • Longtime coach and physical education instructor
  • Coached the swimming and diving team for 31 years
  • Also coached the men's track and field team
  • His all-time swimming and diving record was 135 wins, 123 losses, and 3 ties
  • Coached undefeated teams in 1936-37 (8-0) and 1938-39 (9-0)
  • Came to the University directly from the campus of Oberlin College in the fall of 1926
  • Was cited by the University for his service to the school and the students
  • When the Zornow Sports Complex was completed in 1982, the pool was dedicated in his name as the Speegle-Wilbraham Aquatic Center