Tom Haynie, men’s swimming coach from 1947 to 1960, dies at 94

haynieTOM HAYNIE, Stanford’s successful and popular swim coach throughout the 1950s, has died. He was 94 and had lived until recently in Morro Bay. He and his wife, Sherrye, were married for more than six decades.

“There have only been four [men’s swim] coaches in Stanford history and he was great to me,” said Stanford’s third swim coach, JIM GAUGHRAN, who swam for Stanford in the 1950s. “He was the kind of coach who cared for his swimmers, and we all remain friends today. He was a great influence on all of us and we will miss him.”

Haynie coached 100 freestyle world record holder ROBIN MOORE and Olympians GEORGE HARRISON and PAUL HAIT during his time on the Farm, compiling a 84-9 (.903) dual record. In seven seasons Stanford finished sixth or better at the NCAA meet.

Haynie coached at Stanford from 1947 to 1960, then moved with his family to Hawaii, where he coached at the Punahou School until 1981.

“He never asked for anything for himself – no glamour, no notoriety,” said his daughter, Julie Cline-Maurer. “But he is greatly loved all over the world by those who either swam for him at Stanford or were his students and swimmers at Punahou.”