PALO ALTO, California, October 12. IN two days, a new era in Stanford women's swimming will begin when Lee Maurer makes her coaching debut. The Cardinal will host San Jose St. in a Friday matchup that is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. A former standout at Stanford, Maurer has taken the reins at her alma mater from the legendary Richard Quick.
When Quick stepped down in the spring, after leading Stanford to seven NCAA titles during his 17-year stint, Maurer became the choice to oversee the Cardinal program. Previously, she was coaching at Lake Forest High School, which she built into a national power at the scholastic level. Maurer also started the Scout Aquatics club program in 2002.
"The Stanford head coaching position is a dream job, and I'm honored to take on the challenge of continuing the tradition that so many people have helped create," Maurer said upon her hiring. "I'm excited to return to my alma mater to apply the lessons I have learned both as a student-athlete at Stanford and in more than 10 years since that time. I want to help the dreams of Stanford student-athletes come to fruition."
Maurer enjoyed a sterling career at Stanford and on the international scene. She helped the Cardinal to NCAA team titles from 1992-94 and won 10 NCAA titles between individual and relay action. Maurer was an 11-year member of the United States National Team and a former American-record holder in the 100-meter backstroke. She was the bronze medalist in the 100 back at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 and a member of the silver-medal winning 400 medley relay.