Ex-UCLA coach Ron Ballatore dies
LOS ANGELES -- Ron Ballatore, who guided UCLA to the 1982 men's NCAA swimming championship and coached in five Olympics, has died. He was 71.
The school said he died Friday at a hospital in Gainesville, Fla., after a long battle with bone cancer.
Ballatore served on the coaching staff at five Olympics, including with the U.S. team in 1988 and '84, Israel in 1976, Ecuador in 1972 and Peru in 1968.
During his 16 years at UCLA, the men's team had a 109-51 dual meet record and Ballatore ...
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