The Pepperdine Waves men's water program is getting a big boost as they will be getting Terry Schroeder back as their head water polo coach beginning Jan. 1, 2013. Prior to being named an assistant to the men's national team in 2005 and then a year later he became the head coach.
Schroeder had been the head coach at Pepperdine from 1986-2005 and recored a record of 340-220, led the team to eight NCAA Championship berths and also won a national championship in 1997 which was the program's first.
Schroeder will serve a volunteer head coach this fall assisting Gary O'Brien who has been the men's interim coach for the past four seasons.
Director of Athletics Dr. Steve Potts announced on July 10 that Schroeder would return to be the men's head coach:
"We are so excited to welcome Terry Schroeder back home to lead our men's water polo program," Potts announced.
"Terry is one of the most accomplished student-athletes in Pepperdine history, led our team to an NCAA National Championship as head coach and has distinguished himself as head coach of the USA National team. Most importantly, Terry strongly supports the University's Christian mission and he will be a great role model for our student-athletes.
"Gary O'Brien will continue to serve as our interim head coach until Terry joins us on a full-time basis," Potts added. "Gary has done a great job in this capacity and we are looking forward to a successful fall season."