Zac Koerner Joins The Tigers Coaching Staff For 2011
Stockton, Calif. - Head Coach James Graham of Pacific’s men’s water polo team has announced the hiring of Zac Koerner as the new assistant coach for the upcoming 2011 season, on Thursday, May 5.
"Zac brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and energy to the program,” said Graham on Koerner. “I am confident that he will help us be one of the top water polo teams in the country."
Koerner has spent the past five seasons at Rio Americano High School in Sacramento, Calif., as the head coach of the boys’ polo team. Under his guidance, the boys’ program has achieved over 100 victories including five consecutive league titles, two CIF Division II semi-final appearances, three CIF Division II finals appearances and a CIF Division II Championship in 2010.
Koerner currently serves as the assistant coach of the United States National Youth Team as well as serving as an Olympic Development Program expert coach running training camps in Florida and San Diego during the past year. During that same time he was also an instructor at the annual Holiday Camp at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Since 2009 he has served as the head coach of Central California Zone Youth Team and in 2010 he was recognized as the top boys coach for Northern California while leading his teams to a pair of top two finishes at the Regional Championships.
Koerner graduated from UC Irvine in 2000, where he played two seasons for the Anteaters.
“I am very excited to join the Pacific men’s water polo family,” stated Koerner. “I appreciate the opportunity that James and the University have offered to me to contribute to the future success of the team and student athletes. I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead.”