LSU Hall of Fame Member
When he left the program in the summer of 2000, Rick Meador left his mark as the all-time winningest head coach in LSU swimming & diving history, compiling a 192-82 (.701) record in 12 seasons. Meador's coaching duties extended far beyond the LSU program. He was a prominent figure on the U.S. National Team coaching staff. Inducted into the Hall of Fame for his outstanding accomplishments as a swimmer for the Tigers (1977-80), Meador was an eight-time All-American and one of the most decorated breaststroke swimmers in school history. The 1979 SEC champion in the 100-yard breaststroke, Meador set eight school records and nine LSU pool records during his stellar career and was named LSU Athlete of the Year in 1980. He was also a member of the winning 400-yard medley relay team at the National Amateur Championships in 1979. Meador, a native of Baton Rouge, graduated from LSU in 1981.