Adam Krikorian, the current head coach of the United States women’s national water polo team, is the most successful coach our sport has ever seen. Throughout his coaching tenure, his team achieved one of the most enduring and dominant streaks in the annals of international water polo.
Prior to his coaching career, Krikorian distinguished himself as an outstanding player, playing a pivotal role in UCLA’s 1995 NCAA Championship victory. His coaching journey began at UCLA, where he successfully nurtured both men’s and women’s programs.
Assuming the leadership of Team USA in 2009, Krikorian has transformed his nation into a perennial powerhouse. Under his guidance, the United States has clinched 27 gold medals in 32 major competitions. This impressive tally includes three Olympic golds, five world championships, four world cups, four Pan American games, and eleven world league titles.
“This is always so difficult.” Krikorian says. “As always, thanks for doing this and promoting our sport. Here’s what I have with some very brief comments…”