Rudolph “Rudy” Kominski

Gary Horace Mann High School coach, 1931 – 56

Kominski__RudyRudy Kominski coached his high school boys swim team to two state championship team titles, 1936 – 37 and 1952 – 53, plus one runner-up finish in the 1940-41 school year. Over the course of his career, his teams produced 15 individual and relay state champions. An interesting fact about Rudy was that he could not swim. His athletes always threw him in the shallow end of the pool after a big victory.  Rudy passed away in 1969.