LOS ALAMITOS, California, December 13. RYAN Brown, the former head coach for the University of the Pacific women's water polo team, will join the National Men's Water Polo Team as the full-time assistant coach on January 1, 2005.
"Ryan is a very organized, energetic young coach," said Men's National Team Head Coach Rick Azevedo. "He has done a wonderful job at Pacific and we are very pleased with the way he will complement the rest of our staff."
As part of his assistant coach responsibilities, Brown will serve as the men's goalie coach. He was an All-American goalkeeper at Pacific. He completed his undergraduate education in the fall of 2000 and went on to earn an M.B.A. at Pacific in 2001.
"I am extremely honored to work with the national team," said Brown. "I think it will be good for the men's program to have a full-time goalie coach."
Brown was the head coach of the Pacific women's program from 2002 to 2005, compiling a record of 28-94. He led the team to a school record 11 wins in 2005 and a final ranking of No. 20. Pacific picked up two Mountain Pacific Sports Federation victories in 2005, the most since 1998. He also led the team to a school-record, six-game winning streak in 2005.
In the summer of 2003, Brown represented Pacific at the 2003 World University Games. He served as the assistant coach for the U.S. Men's National Team.
Brown will join part-time assistant coach Terry Schroeder and team leader Takeshi Inoue on the men's staff.