Water Polo Adds Former All-American Brian Bacharach to Coaching Staff
Jan. 24, 2013
Bronx, N.Y. - Brian Bacharach, a 2006 All-American and national champion at Cal-Berkeley, has been brought on as a volunteer assistant coach with the Fordham water polo program, it was announced today by head coach Bill Harris.
"I am looking forward to working with Brian. He is a perfect fit for our program," said Harris. "As a member of the 2006 National Championship team at Cal and with his experience coaching at Loyola Marymount, a perennial top ten team, he will be a valuable asset to Fordham Water Polo."
Bacharach just wrapped up a stint as an assistant coach at Loyola Marymount, where he helped guide the Lions to the 2010 Western Water Polo Association Conference Championship.
Bacharach finished his career at Cal with 141 career goals, including a team-best two in the 2006 NCAA National Championship, which Cal defeated USC. It was the Bears 12th national title and Bacharach was one of the Bears' team captains for the second consecutive season.
As a senior for the Bears in 2006, he was a ACWPC Honorable Mention All-American, as well as an MPSF All-Academic and a ACWPC All-Academic selection. For his career, he was a four-time MPSF All-Academic and ACWPC All-Academic selection.
In the fall of 2007, he returned to De La Salle High School, this time as a teacher and coach. He taught math and psychology while also serving as assistant varsity coach for the boys' water polo team through the spring of 2009. He helped De La Salle earn NCS Runner-up honors in 2008, while claiming EBAL League title in 2008 and 2009.
In addition to his teaching duties, Bacharach ran the men's side of the Diablo Water Polo Club of Moraga, California, for three years (2007-09), leading the 18-under team to its three highest finishes in the program's 12-year existence.