ROSEVILLE, California, July 15. GEORGE French, who coached the elite group at California Capital Aquatics (CCA), stepped down as head coach of the club late last week.
French has been responsible for developing plenty of top-flight talent during his career. He was responsible for Olympians like John Naber, Terri Baxter, Mike Brunner and Jeff Stites. He's also been managing rising open water star Chloe Sutton's recent supernova rise in that sport.
During his career, French founded Ladera Oaks Aquatic Club in Menlo Park, which he developed into one of the top clubs in the country. Additionally, he earned California Coaches Association High School Swimming Coach of the Year honors while coaching at Gunn High School in Palo Alto. Additionally, he has assisted with the Sierra Marlins team in Folsom.
French graduated from San Jose State University with a major in physical education.
CCA is currently accepting applications for the newly-vacated position.
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July 17, 2007. As a point of correction, George French did not found Ladera Oaks … Mike Hastings was the coach before George, and the one responsible for developing the club into a National Powerhouse. shopk74193
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