Jean Campbell Obituary, Death – The departure on Monday of Dr. Jean Campbell, who had previously served as the head coach of the university’s swimming and diving team, has caused the Bowling Green State University swimming and diving team to be in a state of mourning. On the afternoon of Saturday, June 24, 2023, at 2:00 p.m., the chapel of the Bright-Holland Funeral Home in Paris, Texas will play host to a memorial service celebrating the life of Jean.
In addition to his responsibilities as a full-time professor at BGSU, Campbell was the head coach of the BGSU swimming and diving team from 1966 to 1977. His tenure spanned the years 1966–1977. In addition to that, he was the synchronized swimming coach for the BGSU Falcons from the years 1976 through 1978. During her tenure as head coach of the Falcons, the team was victorious in a total of seven championships, including five titles at the Ohio State level and two titles at the Midwest level.
The AIAW honored ten of her swimmers as All-Americans in one or more events, while four of her synchronized swimmers received All-America Honorable Mention honors for their performances. Her teams went unbeaten in 25 straight dual matches between the years 1969 and 1974, and they won the OAISW Championship for four consecutive years between 1974 and 1977. These accomplishments occurred between the years 1969 and 1974.
1978 was the year that she led the synchronized swimming team to a sixth-place finish at the AIAW Nationals, and she did so while serving as the team’s captain. Campbell received his Bachelor of Science in Speech degree from Indiana State University in 1946. He then received his Master of Arts in Theatre degree from Bowling Green State University in 1968. Both degrees were earned at Indiana State University. After that, in the year 1976, she completed her doctoral studies in the field of theatre at Bowling Green State University.