CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After serving as the interim head coach of the MIT water polo team in 2014, MIT Director of Athletics, Julie Soriero, has announced that David Andriole will be back with the team for 2015 as the squad's head coach.
After taking the reigns of the team just days before its first contest in the fall, Andriole led MIT to a 16-17 record in 2014 and a No. 6 national ranking among Division III teams. During the season MIT scored an 11-9 upset win over nationally ranked Brown University and closed the regular season by taking the title at the Division III Eastern Championship and qualifying for the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Eastern Championships.
"We are thrilled that Dave Andriole will lead the team again next year," remarked MIT Associate Director of Athletics John Benedick. "Dave provided excellent coaching this past season and I know the team is looking forward to working with him in 2015. We are indeed fortunate to have Dave Andriole lead the MIT Water Polo program."
Andriole has been involved in water polo as a player and coach for more than 30 years, and has played nationally and internationally during that time. In 1995, he was a founding member and player/coach of KAOS Water Polo based in Los Angeles. Most recently, from 2011 until the summer of 2014, he was the head coach of West Hollywood Aquatics Water Polo, and also coached at Westside Aquatics in Palisades, California.
A graduate of Yale University where he earned his B.A. in history in 1986, Andriole also earned his J.D. degree from Northwestern University School of Law in 1989. While at Yale, he was a varsity water polo player and swimmer, and has helped train and coach its men's and women's club teams.