Frank R. Comfort
A native of Harrrisburg, PA and 1967 graduate of Syracuse University, Frank Comfort began coaching propitiously with a 7-0 record as the Freshman Coach at University of North Carolina in 1968. Luckily for Baltimore, Frank left Carolina to become Head Coach of John Hopkins University for the 1968-69 season. Frank took a neophyte team quickly to peak heights with a Middle Atlantic Championship by 1971. In 1975 and 1976 his teams were NCAA III runner-ups and the 1977 team won the championship. Returning to Carolina in 1978, Frank has become the winningest coach in Atlantic Coast Conference history with his eighteenth conference title in 1995. Frank has served United States Swimming numerous times including being Olympic Festival Coach, as World University Games Coach and as Goodwill Games Head Coach.
In 1970 Frank began coaching a young Age Grouper named Wendy Weinberg. By 1973 Wendy had blossomed into an international star with four Gold Medals at the eighth Maccabiah Games. In 1975 Wendy won the 800 Free at the Pan American Games in Mexico City. With this solid background, Frank prepared Wendy for the greatest challenge of all in 1976 – swimming against the new East German Woman’s swim machine. Wendy’s mental and physical preparation were up to the task as she came from behind to finish third in the 800 Meter Free in 8:42.60 under both the World and Olympic Records up to the Games.
Frank Comfort’s career at Carolina has allowed him the opportunity to coach numerous great swimmers including Olympians Ann Marshall, great NCAA Champion Sue Walsh and numerous all-Americans. However, Frank’s time in Maryland remains a valued time for Maryland swimming history.
Winner Gets a $15 i-Tunes Gift Card
Any registered MD Swimming swimmer is welcome to play!!!
New Question: Learning about the Olympics. The ancient Olympic Games were primarily a part of a religious festival in honor of the father of the Greek gods and goddesses. The festival and the games were held in Olympia, a rural sanctuary site. The Greeks that came to the Sanctuary at Olympia shared the same religious beliefs and spoke the same language. The athletes were all male citizens of the city-states from every corner of the Greek world, coming from as far away as Spain in the west and Turkey in the east. The sanctuary was named after Mt. Olympus , the highest mountain in mainland Greece. In Greek mythology, Mt. Olympus was the home of the greatest of the Greek gods and goddesses. Who was the father of the Greek Gods and Goddesses in whose honor the Olympic Games were held?
Correct Answers: Julia Luljak, Michelle Feng, Gabriel Erb, Lydia Angel, Will Stockdale, JOrdan Kasoff
Last Month's Winner: Julia Luljak, MSC
Last Month's Answer: Christopher Columbus
Check out Previous Trivia Questions
Please email your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org by Noon December 12, 2015
How to play
Winner will be determined by a random drawing from all of the correct answers submitted.