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Deerfield, MA
Adam Wright
December 20-21
$275 Extended Day, $395 Overnight

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Deerfield Academy is home to the David H. Koch Natatorium, a state of the art 8-lane pool and separate diving well. Opened in 1995, the pool facility is the largest at a New England boarding school.

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ADAM WRIGHT

ASST. COACH, UCLA BRUINS

2008 OLYMPIC SILVER MEDALIST

2004 & 2008 US OLYMPIC TEAM MEMBER

3-TIME NCAA ALL-AMERICAN

2-TIME NCAA CHAMPION

Adam Wright begins his first season as an assistant coach on the men's water polo staff. A former three-time All-American and four-year letterwinner (1997-2000) at UCLA, Wright will accompany former teammtes Matt Flesher and Brandon Brooks on the coaching staff.

Wright brings nearly 15 years of experience with the U.S. Men's National Team to his alma mater, having most recently helped lead Team USA to a silver-medal finish at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Wright also competed for the U.S. National Team in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, where Team USA finished seventh.

A decorated athlete competing for the U.S. National Team, Wright has helped guide Team USA to first-place finishes at the 2007 Pan-American Games (Rio de Janeiro) and the 2005 ASUA Cup (Mexico City). A threat at both ends of the pool with tough defense and good scoring ability, Wright scored four goals at the 2007 FINA World League Super Final and against the 2007 Pan-American Games.

In the professional water polo ranks, Wright joined Bissolati Cremona in 2007 after having played for Civitavecchia in Italy in 2006. He also spent time playing for Nuoto Catania (Sicily) in 2005-06 and Dynamo (Moscow) with U.S. teammate Ryan Bailey in 2004-05.

Wright helped lead the Bruins to back-to-back NCAA championships in 1999 and 2000. As a senior, Wright scored 39 goals on 76 attempts before earning honorable mention All-America accolades and second-team All-MPSF honors. In 1999, Wright finished as the team leader in assists (27) and was second in total points (48) and steals (39). A junior that fall, Wright captured third-team All-America and second-team All-MPSF honors.

In his first two seasons in Westwood, Wright scored 43 goals - 26 as a freshman and 27 as a sophomore. Wright gained second-team All-America honors in 1998 and was named an honorable mention All-America and All-MPSF selection as a freshman in 1997.


BILL HARRIS

HEAD COACH, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY
US WATER POLO HALL OF FAME

ST. FRANCIS COLLEGE HALL OF FAME

Bill Harris is in his fifth season as Head Water Polo Coach at Fordham University, having elevated the team's play and expectations over the past four seasons.

Harris immediately brought some respect back to Fordham, recording eight overall wins and three conference victories in 2004. He quickly followed that up with nine victories in 2005, and has brought in quality recruiting classes each offseason.

In 2006, Harris did another fantastic job posting an 11-11-1 mark, the first season for Fordham at or above the .500 mark in over a decade, while in 2007, the Rams matched that win total (11), playing a number of ranked opponents, as well as making their first trip to the West Coast.

Individually, Harris has helped two Rams earn All-CWPA Northern Division in each of the last three seasons (Paul Shrewsbury - 2005 Second Team, 2007 Second Team; Todd Conway - 2006 First Team).

Harris, who most recently was the girls' varsity coach at Greenwich High School, brings a plethora of experience to Fordham. Prior to Greenwich High School, he served as the travel team coach for Greenwich Youth Water Polo from 2000-03, while also serving as an Age Group coach for the New York Athletic Club from 1995-2003. Harris was also the head coach for the NYAC Men's Team from 1982-87.

In addition to these coaching positions, Harris also currently serves as a USA Water Polo Gold Level coach.

A 1997 U.S. Water Polo Hall of Fame inductee, Harris had a prolific playing career at St. Francis College, where he was a 1966 NCAA All-Amercian and a four-time ECAC All-Star Team selection, while helping St. Francis to four ECAC Championships and an undefeated conference record in those four seasons. He later was selected to the St. Francis College Athletic Hall of Fame as well.

Following his collegiate career, Harris represented the New York Athletic Club from 1967-92, where he was a member of eight National Championship teams. He was selected First Team All-America eight times as a member of the NYAC, and was 1973 and 1977 MVP for the National Championship Tournaments.


Sam BaileySAM BAILEY

HEAD ASST. COACH, STANFORD UNIVERSITY, 2005-2006

ASST. COACH, UCLA BRUINS, 2007-2008

2-TIME NCAA CHAMPION

Sam Bailey has just completed his second season as an assistant coach on the UCLA water polo coaching staff. Bailey, who also served as an assistant with the women's water polo team, returned to his alma mater in the fall of 2007 after having been a part of two NCAA championship teams (1996, 1999) while at UCLA.

Bailey served as head assistant coach on the Stanford men's water polo staff in 2005-2006. The former Bruin was the head coach of the boys' water polo team at Corona del Mar High School in 2004, when he earned CIF Coach of the Year honors.

While at Corona del Mar, current UCLA head assistant coach and former UCLA teammate Matt Flesher worked with Bailey as an assistant coach.

Bailey also served as an assistant coach of the girls' water polo team at Corona del Mar High School from 2002-2004.

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