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Fletcher Gilders mural Image from a mural of divers from Ohio State University who won NCAA Diving titles.

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Fletcher Gilders (1931-1999) was a Detroit native who won fame as a talented multi-sport athlete for the Colts of Northwestern High School and the Buckeyes of Ohio State University. Following a stellar athletic career, Gilders earned distinction as a highly successful collegiate swimming and diving coach.In 1948, Fletcher Gilders was voted Michigan High School Track and Field Athlete of the Year; later that summer, the versatile Gilders competed as a springboard diver at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Detroit.

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Newspaper clip about Fletcher.

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