Former NAC Coach Charlie Hodgson has been selected by the American Swimming Coaches Association for induction into their Hall of Fame.
Coach Hodgson, who has worked with NAC for the past decade, has been an incredibly valuable asset and mentor to many athletes in the Nashville swimming community! Hodgson was inducted into the University of Miami athletics Hall of Fame in 2016.
Coach Hodgson’s partial bio reads,
“Charlie Hodgson is one of the greatest contributors to the University of Miami (FL) swimming programs. His on deck coaching stretched from 1974-1978 and then again, from 1985 to 1986; though his influence on the program has continued for decades.
Over the course of 13 years, Coach Hodgson developed 17 individual and relay National Champions. Coach Hodgson oversaw the development of multiple elite athletes, including Matt Gribble, David Wilkie, Jesse Vassallo, and Michelle Richardson. His leadership led these swimmers to World titles, NCAA titles, World Records, and Olympic teams. His abilities extended beyond personal connections with a few athletes, though. Among a litany of other achievements, as Head Coach for the Hurricanes, the 1976 women’s team won back to back National Championships under Coach Hodgson’s tutelage.
Coach Hodgson continues to help the sport of swimming with his role in software development for Hy-Tek computer software. He currently lives in Nashville with his wife.”