WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (Xinhuanet) -- Former U.S. Olympic coach James 'Doc' Counsilman died aged 83 on Sunday in Bloomington, according to a local report here today.
Considered as one of the best coaches in the sport, 60 of Counsilman's swimmers went on to be Olympians, including Mark Spitz, who claimed a record seven gold medals in the 1972 Munich Games.
He coached the 1964 and 1976 Olympic teams. During those Games,U.S. swimmers captured 48 medals -- 17 gold, 18 silver and 13 bronze.
Counsilman was inducted into the International Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame in 1976. Enditem