Dick Gould delivers his keynote presentation during the General Membership meeting of the 2014 ITA Coaches Convention.
Dick Gould has served at the John L. Hinds Director of Tennis since 2005 after leading the Stanford men’s tennis program for 38 successful seasons (1966-2004). Gould is the winningest coach in Stanford men's tennis history with a record of 776-148 for a winning percentage of 84 percent, including 17 NCAA Team Championships. He coached 10 NCAA singles champions and 7 NCAA doubles championship teams, 50 ITA All-Americans. During his tenure, Gould helped mold 16 Davis Cup Team members, 13 different Grand Slam champions (singles, doubles, mixed), eight Olympians and seven players who attained a No. 1 ATP doubles ranking. Gould is a member of the Head/Penn Advisory Staff and Speaker’s Panel and has been an honorary member of the USPTA since 1981. He was awarded the USTA Educational Merit Award in 1983 and named the ITA Coach of the Decade for the 1980s and 1990s. Gould’s other honors include the Kenneth M. Cuthbertson Award for “Exceptional Service to Stanford University” in 2002 and the Positive Coaching Alliance “Lifetime Achievement Award” in 2012. He spearheaded a $20 million facility renovation drive that has resulted in The Taube Center, the host of the first ever combined Men’s & Women’s NCAA Championships (May 18-29, 2006), and again in 2011. During Gould’s tenure, $18 million has been raised to completely endow the men’s tennis program.