Eight former student-athletes and one head coach represent the 2018 Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame class.
This year's group includes: men's golf coach Wally Goodwin, Kurt Grote from men's swimming, Gabe Jennings from men's track and field, Sara Lowe from synchronized swimming, Erica McLain from women's track and field, Josh Stein from men's gymnastics, Candice Wiggins from women's basketball, Kailee Wong from football, and Felicia Zimmerman from fencing.
In addition, long-time groundskeeper Sam McDonald will receive special recognition.
The class will be recognized at Stanford's football game against USC on Sept. 8.
Wally Goodwin 1987-2000, Men's Golf Coach
Goodwin helped revive a struggling program and returned it to national prominence by recruiting Tiger Woods, Christian Cevaer, Notah Begay III, Casey Martin, Joel Kribel, Steve Burdick, William Yanagisawa and current head coach Conrad Ray. Goodwin led the Cardinal to the 1994 NCAA title, its first since 1953, by edging Texas on its home course. Stanford finished second in 1995, losing in a playoff to Oklahoma State. A two-time national Coach of the Year (1992, 1994) and two-time Pac-10 Coach of the Year, Goodwin guided the Cardinal to a pair of conference championships and produced seven All-Americans. Prior to arriving at Stanford, he spent six years as the head golf coach at Northwestern. Following his retirement from Stanford in 2000, Goodwin returned to coaching and started a Division I program at Northern Colorado (2003-07). In 2014, Stanford renamed the annual Stanford Intercollegiate to The Goodwin in his honor. Goodwin and his wife Nancy live in Idaho and have two sons and four grandchildren.
Here's a link to the full 2018 Stanford Hall of Fame Class
Here's a link to video interview of Coach Wally Goodwin