Hats off to Ray Looze '86, who was recently named 2020 Swim Coach of the Year in the annual Swammy Awards, an honor bestowed by the American-based swimming news website SwimSwam.
Looze, head women's swimming and diving coach at Indiana University, is credited with his competitive coaching, as well as his dedication to his team. According to SwimSwam, "Ray Looze, head coach at Indiana Swim Club and Indiana University, had to drive as far as an hour to coach his swimmers in an indoor two-lane pool while Indiana's facilities were shut down during the coronavirus pandemic."
Looze was inducted into the Serra Hall of Fame in 1993 for his aquatic successes at Serra. He holds Serra's oldest varsity swimming record to date, set in 1986, the 200 IM with a time of 1.50.97. A two-time CCS Champion in the 200 IM (1985 and 1986) and champion in the 100 breaststroke in 1986. Looze also excelled in water polo at Serra. In 1986, he was the Serra's all time leader in water polo goals scored with 193. He is still eighth on the all-time list.