Zach White Joins IU Water Polo Staff As Assistant Coach
July 23, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana University Water Polo head coach Barry King announced that Zach White has been named assistant coach for the Hoosiers, effective immediately. White was a two-time All-American at the University of California, Berkley and helped the Golden Bears to the 2007 NCAA national title.
"We are excited to have Zach join us in our quest for championships," King said. "Zach had a stellar playing career at Cal and that experience will serve the program well in his work with our student-athletes, especially our centers and defenders. He is on his way to a very long, successful and rewarding career as a coach. We are very fortunate to have him join our program."
White, a native of Mission Viejo, Calif., is veteran men's water polo player, competing on a number of different teams across the globe. He is a member of the San Francisco Olympic Club and the United States Water Polo National Team, competing with both teams in international competitions. In addition, he played in Australia on the Sydney University Club team and led them to a fourth place finish in the national water polo finals, competing against numerous 2012 Olympians during the season.
Most recently, he has served as an assistant coach at his alma mater, El Toro (Calif.) High School, helping the girls' team to an appearance in the CIF semifinals. Prior to El Toro, he was a girl's water polo assistant coach at Northgate High School in Walnut Creek, Calif.,
On the club water polo scene, he has served as an assistant coach for the SET Water Polo Club, helping the boy's 14U and 18U programs send players on to the Olympic Development program.
"I have been given a great opportunity by Coach King and Indiana University," said White. "IU Water Polo has had great success in the recent years, and I look forward to building upon that success while and working with Coach King and the IU community. I come from a program rich in tradition and championships, and I am excited to bring that championship experience to IU and help the program excel even further in the coming years."
Playing for Cal from 2007-10, he was a contributor to the team from the time he set foot on campus, as the Golden Bears went on the win the NCAA title his freshman season. He was a Second Team All-American in 2009 and a First Team All-American in 2010 while also garnering three all-conference selections as he finished his career with 126 goals scored.
His success also extended outside of the pool, where he earned 2010 NCAA Academic All-American honors and was a three-time MPSF All-Academic team honoree.
He graduated from Cal in 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science.
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