|Title:||Head Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Coach|
The "Dean" of SCIAC Aquatics Coaches, 2011-12 is Coach Dodd's 33rd season on the Caltech campus. Upon arriving in Pasadena in December 1979, Dodd took over the helm of the men's and women's swimming programs. The following fall, he assumed head coaching duties for the men's water polo team. Currently, Coach Dodd is focused on coaching the swimming and diving teams.
Dodd attended Humboldt State University, where he played water
polo and learned springboard diving under NCAA champion Frank
Logan. After receiving his B.S. in Biology and Physical Education
in 1977, he was selected to play water polo on a team touring
Australia, New Zealand, Venezuela and Hawaii. He returned to the
U.S., teaching at Downey (Calif.) High School and Cal State Los
Angeles prior to graduate studies from Cal State Los Angeles.
Dodd's one-year tenure at Downey High was a return to his alma mater, where he led the water polo team to the 1972 CIF Championship. Following graduation from CSULA, Dodd began to co-coach at SCIAC-rival Whittier, prior to his appointment at Caltech a few months later. In addition to his coaching duties, Dodd teaches all swimming and diving courses. He also serves as a consultant with a company in Palau, Micronesia, working on specimen collection for the U.S. Department of Health in the effort to help find a cure for cancer and AIDS. Dodd and his wife, Suzy, have two children, Hanna and Emma. Hanna is currently a sophomore at Caltech.