Dodd Retiring From Caltech

Dodd Retiring From Caltech

PASADENA, CA – After 34 years of coaching at Caltech Clinton Dodd has announced his retirement from the Institute effective at the end of the school year.

"At the end of this academic year, I will be retiring from Caltech.  It has certainly been a great honor and pleasure to work with a long succession of wonderful student/athlete," Dodd said " No coach could ask for a better group of undergraduate athletes, graduate students, facility and staff.  Everyone has been so supportive and appreciative of these past 34 years.  I want to thank everyone for your friendship. You will continue to be part of my extended family. I am truly grateful and appreciative to all my Caltech friends."

He spent time coaching both the swimming & diving, men's water polo and women's polo teams.

Some of the highlights:

Six All-Americans in Water Polo

Five All-Americans in Swimming      

Record a team top 25 finish at the NCAA Championship

14 SCIAC Swimming & Diving Champions

Twice Caltech men's Water Polo was ranked in the top 10 in Division III

1988 Caltech "ASCIT Teaching Award"    

Got to team-teach Geologoy 121 with Dr. John Grotzinger

Scuba Diving for NIH samples in Western Samoa

Clint is married to Suzy Dodd, and has two children, Hannah who will graduate from Caltech in June and Emma who is a first year and water polo player at Brown University. 

Video - During the SCIAC Swim/Dive Championships in Februaruy CMS Athletic Director Mike Sutton took a few moments to recognize his accomplishments.

On May 17 a celebration of Clinton's time at Caltech will take place. More details will follow. In the mean time please contact Lisa Beach to share ideas, volunteer help or RSVP for the event.