Women's Water Polo



    Pat Beemer  
    Pat Beemer

    Hometown:
    Downey, Calif.

    Position:
    Associate Head Coach

    Experience:
    Second Season


    Pat Beemer is entering his third season as an assistant coach for the Indiana women's water polo program in 2013.

    He helped the Hoosiers win a school-record 28 games in 2012 and saw Shae Fournier and Cassie Wyckoff earn All-American honors as well as First Team All-CWPA accolades. Fournier also set a new IU single-season goals scored record with 95. Wyckoff was one of the best goalkeepers in IU history and ended her career with the most saves in school history.

    Beemer's first season in Bloomington was filled with success, as he helped the Hoosiers to their second CWPA Eastern Championship and a trip to NCAA Championship. The Hoosiers posted an overall record of 26-13, tying the program record for single season wins. Juniors Jakie Köhli and Cassie Wyckoff, earned Honorable Mention All-American status following the 2011 campaign.

    Beemer spent six seasons as the head coach at Wagner, where he produced a 116-89 overall record, including a 48-16 mark in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) play. He earned the 2010 MAAC Coach of the Year award, which was the second of his career.

    In his time at Wagner, Beemer coached 11 All-MAAC First Team selections, 12 All-MAAC Second Team selections, 29 MAAC All-Academic honorees, three All-Americans and two Academic All-Americans. In 2010, he coached goalkeeper Kelsey Rodgers, an Honorable Mention All-American, as well as the nation's leader in saves (505) and save percentage (.633).

    Beemer began his stint at Wagner in 2005 and led the Seahawks to two NCAA Tournament appearances in his first three seasons at the helm, while posting a 66-41 overall record (28-4 MAAC) during that period.

    He also guided Wagner to three MAAC Regular Season Championships. The most recent title came in 2009 as the Seahawks finished that campaign with an 8-2 record in MAAC play after winning seven of their final eight contests.

    Beemer was also the head coach of the Downey High School Boy's and Girl's Water Polo and Swim teams in his hometown of Downey, Calif. before taking over at Wagner. He coached the school to a pair of San Gabriel League Championships in 2001 and 2002, as well as an appearance in the 2003 CIF Semifinals.

    In 2003, Beemer served as an instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy Water Polo Camp. He also worked at Rio Hondo College in Whittier, Calif. as a student assistant in 1995. During his career, he has also worked with Maureen O'Toole, a 2000 Olympian, and three-time Olympian Craig Wilson.

    Beemer had a successful playing career at the University of California, San Diego as a goalkeeper. He helped the Tritons to a No. 7 national ranking during his career at UCSD.

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