Olympic diving coach Rick Schavone announced his retirement Thursday after 36 seasons at Stanford.
He decided to step aside a month shy of his 65th birthday.
"I knew the time was coming," he said in a statement. "So I decided the time is now."
Schavone, a four-time NCAA coach of the year with a doctoral degree in sports psychology, never competed in diving. But divers came to trust his knowledge.
"He knows exactly what he's looking at," said 2012 Olympian Cassidy Krug, who trained with Schavone for nine years.
While working on his master's degree at Maryland, Schavone began coaching divers by reading books about the technical aspect of the sport.
"I've been very lucky to spend 36 years at a great university coaching some amazing student-athletes," he said.
The Cardinal tied it in the eighth on Dominic Jose's two-run single and Tommy Edman's RBI single.
Top-ranked Washington broke a 1-1 tie with three runs in the top of the eighth and then held on for a 4-3 win at Cal (15-18, 4-9 Pac-12).
The Bears scored twice in the bottom of the eighth and also got a solo homer from Lucas Erceg in the fourth.
Erik Lockwood's bases-loaded triple in the eighth helped Pacific rally to a 5-4 win over Saint Mary's (13-23, 5-8 WCC). Anthony Villa had three hits for the Gaels.
T.J. Braff had a three-run homer and an RBI single, leading Santa Clara (15-22, 6-7 WCC) to an 8-5 win over San Diego. Jose Vizcaino Jr. had three hits for the Broncos.
The New Mexico-San Jose State game was postponed because of playing conditions at Municipal Stadium. There will be a doubleheader Friday starting at 3 p.m.
Ducks ace Cheridan Hawkins allowed just three hits.
Stanford (25-17, 2-11 Pac-12) lost at Utah 12-7 despite jumping out to a 7-0 lead after 11/2 innings. The Cardinal's Erin Ashby went 2 for 2 with a homer and four RBIs.
San Jose State (23-17, 6-4 Mountain West) scored three times in the seventh but still lost 7-6 at Boise State.
Jessica Garcia's two-run single keyed the late rally.
Geenamarie Bonilla's RBI single in the seventh gave Santa Clara (7-26) a 1-0 walk-off win over Fresno State. Ciara Gonzales pitched a shutout for the Broncos.
"I decided to come to Cal because the location was the closest to home, and the team felt comfortable," Davidson, a 6-foot-3 post player on New Zealand's national basketball team, said in a statement.
The Ryder Cup-style event features 10 collegiate players each from the United States and Europe.
The ESPN family of networks will air games against UNLV (Oct. 4) and Wyoming (Oct. 18). Previously, Navy said CBS or the CBS Sports Network will carry that Oct. 25 game and ESPN2 will show the Utah State game Nov. 21.
Wire services contributed to this report.