Felix Mercado was named head coach of MIT's water polo program in the summer of 2005. Mercado assumed the role after serving as the Engineers' assistant coach for the 2004 campaign.
Before arriving in Cambridge, Mercado spent 11 years coaching national-power Ransom Everglades School in Miami, Fla. During his tenure with the high school juggernaut, Mercado helped guide Ransom Everglades to three Florida State Championships in the boys division and coached the girls program to six straight Final Four finishes. Mercado was also the head coach and founder of the Raider Water Polo Club Foundation, and led the program to six Southeast Zone Championships. He has offered his coaching expertise at numerous national team development camps for USA Water Polo and is the current head coach for the U.S. Water Polo Northeast Junior team.
Mercado is also the head coach of the women's club team at MIT. In his two years at the helm, the squad has posted a record of 30-3 and made back-to-back appearances at the Club National Championships.
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