banner
ECU

ECU swimming and diving coach elected to high school hall of fame

Posted July 30, 2014

East Carolina Logo

East Carolina Head Swimming And Diving Coach Rick Kobe has been elected to the Windsor (Vt.) High School Athletic Wall of Fame. He graduated from Windsor High in 1972.

Kobe was all-state quarterback as a senior in 1971, while he also played defensive back and led Windsor to its first state championship game. A two-year starter on the boy’s varsity basketball team, Kobe also earned numerous all-star accolades as pitcher and outfielder on the baseball team. As a swimmer he was undefeated in the 50-yard breaststroke and held the Windsor Summer League record for five years.

“Anytime you’re elected to any Hall of Fame, it’s a wonderful honor,” Kobe said. “I’m truly humbled that the committee decided that my career was worthy of selection.”

After graduating from Windsor, Kobe was a four-year letterman at Fairmont State University (W.Va.) as a member of the swimming and diving teams. He then began his coaching career as an assistant coach at West Virginia University for two seasons before taking the head coaching position at the Raleigh Swim Association in 1978. He came to ECU two years later as an assistant coach in 1980.

Elevated to head coach in 1982, Kobe has spent the past 32 seasons developing championship teams and individuals. He is the sixth winningest coach in NCAA history with 501 career dual meet victories. He has guided the Pirates to eight conference championships and been named conference coach-of-the-year seven times. He has coached four NCAA All-Americans, one Olympic participant, 146 individual event conference champions and 193 all-conference performers.

Kobe will be inducted at a dinner on Sept. 20, 2014 held at the Windsor High School gymnasium.

Comments

Please to add a comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • NCAA: Gonzaga vs. UCLA

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NCAA: Duke v. Utah

    Tomorrow at 9:40 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NCAAT: NC State vs. Louisville

    Tomorrow at 7:37 pm on WRAL-FM

Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 5
PIT 2
Final
WISC 79
UNC 72
 
Final
PIT 5
ATL 7
Final
DET 6
BAL 4
Final
STL 3
MIA 5
Final
BOS 5
MIN 4
Final
TAM 6
NYY 5
Final
TOR 4
PHI 1
Final
CLE 2
CIN 13
Final
SEA 0
KAN 3
Final
CWS 6
LOS 9
Final
MIL 15
SEA 1
Final
ARI 3
SDP 3
Final
WAS 3
NYM 8
Final
CHC 4
ANA 8
 
4th
TEX 2
COL 0
 
10:05pm Tonight
SFG
OAK
 
4th
MIL 94
IND 89
 
Final
ND 81
WICHS 70
Final
WISC 79
UNC 72
 
2nd
LALAF 54
EVAN 59
 
1st
KENT 18
WVU 2
 
10:26pm Tonight
ARZ
XAV
Final
BOS 2
ANA 3
Final
BUF 3
ARI 4
Final
NYI 2
LOS 3
Final
WAS 3
NJD 2
Final
CAR 5
PIT 2
Final
TOR 1
FLA 4
 
Final
TAM 2
NAS 3
 
Final
OTT 1
NYR 5
 
Final
DET 4
SJS 6
 
2nd Intermission
WIN 4
MON 1
 
1st
VAN 0
COL 0