Stanford’s “winningest” tennis coach joins TeachAids Board of Advisors
The legendary Dick Gould, former Stanford men’s tennis head coach and John L. Hinds Director of Tennis, joined the TeachAids Board of Directors to help launch its newest CrashCourse concussion education initiative.
Under Gould’s leadership, Stanford men’s tennis teams won 17 NCAA team championships, more titles received than any other Stanford coach or NCAA tennis coach. After 52 years guiding Stanford tennis players to victory as head coach and director of tennis, Dick Gould retired from Stanford in January in search of his next big adventure.
“I am honored to join the incredible team of CrashCourse,” Gould said. “We work to provide the best in cutting-edge and proven education surrounding one of the greatest problems faced by our young people today: that of brain injuries and more specifically, concussions!”
During Gould’s time as head coach, 50 of his players were selected as All-Americans, while nine of his Stanford players, including John McEnroe, were ranked among the top 15 in ATP Worlds Singles Rankings. Gould also mentored 14 of his players to reach top 10 in ATP World Doubles Rankings — seven of whom, including Bob and Mike Bryan, reached number one. He received the distinctions of Coach of the Decade from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association for both the 1980s and 1990s, and Pac-12 Conference Coach of the Century.
Gould has earned international recognition for his leadership record, which includes raising $20 million dollars to build the Taube Family Tennis Center. He also played an integral role to completely endow the men’s tennis program with another $20 million. Even beyond Stanford, Gould channeled his talents into building and supporting several Bay Area community and nonprofit efforts, such as the Golden Gate Park Tennis Center renovation project.
TeachAids is proud to welcome such an integral and iconic community leader to our strategic team. Gould’s experience and passion for strengthening athletic communities will support us as we empower young people to enhance their performance.