School Updates Monday, April 30th, 2012 at 9:30 pm
Former UCLA Swim Coach Dies at 71
Ron "Stix" Ballatore, who coached the UCLA men's swimming team for 16 seasons, including guiding the Bruins to the 1982 NCAA championship, died tonight in a Gainesville, Fla. hospital from bone cancer, the university announced. He was 71. UCLA finished in the top 10 in the NCAA championship 15 times and top five nine times under Ballatore. Ballatore coached ... Continue reading at centurycity.patch.com.