1972 Olympian Rick DeMont won a gold medal, but was later stripped of it for taking a banned medicine. Photo by David Sanders / Arizona Daily Star

David Sanders / Arizona Daily Star

DeMont arrived at Arizona in 1976, a transfer from Washington with a big name: he was a former world record holder and known for a 1972 Munich Olympics gold medal that came into dispute for decades for the inadvertent use of an asthma medication. DeMont was an assistant coach for 27 years, coaching dozens of All-Americans and Olympians, before becoming head coach three years ago. He retired last month. 

Sports columnist for the Arizona Daily Star.