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Olympian Francie Kraker Reunites with Michigammes Track Coach Ken "Red" Simmons, July 1972 Photographer: Cecil Lockard

Olympian Francie Kraker Reunites with Michigammes Track Coach Ken "Red" Simmons, July 1972 image
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Ann Arbor News, July 16, 1972
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Back For A Visit: Before reporting to the Olympic training camp in Champaign, Ill., Francie Kraker Johnson is taking a few days to train with her former coach, Ken "Red" Simmons of the Michigammes. Simmons and his wife, Betty, played an instrumental role in Mrs. Johnson's track career when she competed under the Ann Arbor girls' team banner in the 1960s. Mrs. Johnson is now a resident of the Boston area.

Saunders wrestles to gold

Saunders wrestles to gold image
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September
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1992
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World's top wrestlers converge on EMU

World's top wrestlers converge on EMU image
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3
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February
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1995
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Legacies Project Oral History: Dick Kimball

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:59am

Dick Kimball was born in 1935 in Rochester, Minnesota. He was the Minnesota high school diving champion four years in a row, and he also excelled in gymnastics, trampoline, and cheerleading. At the University of Michigan, he was the NCAA springboard champion in 1957, and in 1963 he was the Professional World Diving champion. Kimball coached the University of Michigan diving team for 43 years, and several U.S. Olympic diving teams. He has been inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame and the University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor.

Dick Kimball was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2018 as part of the Legacies Project.