Coach Profile

Head Coach - Men's Water Polo
Cal Waterpolo Coach Kirk

Kirk Everist

Producing back-to-back NCAA titles in 2006 and 2007, two Mountain Pacific Sports Federation crowns (2002, 2006), 65 All-Americans and numerous academic honorees, Kirk Everist has proven to be the perfect individual to perpetuate the tradition of excellence that defines California water polo. In 13 seasons (284-86, .768) Everist has twice led the Golden Bears to the pinnacle of the sport; directing his alma mater to its NCAA-record 13th national crown with a 8-6 win over USC in 2007 after a thrilling 7-6 last-second national championship victory over the Trojans in 2006.   A three-time All-American, 1988 NCAA Player of the Year and two-time United States Olympian, Everist, 47, earned the 2002 MPSF Coach of the Year honors in his inaugural season when he guided Cal to the MPSF Tournament title and a national runner-up finish. Then in 2004, he was inducted into both the Cal Athletic and the USA Water Polo Hall of Fames. In 2006, Everist was selected USA Water Polo's Elite Co-Coach of the Year after leading the Bears to both the MPSF and NCAA titles. Recently, he coached the United States' World University Games team that competed in the summer of 2009 in Belgrade, Serbia.   A 1990 Cal graduate, Everist propelled the Bears to national championships in 1987 and 1988 as a player. He earned NCAA All-American status from 1986-88 and was named the NCAA National Player of the Year in 1988. Everist went on to play for the United States National Team for nine years (1988-96) and was a member of the USA Olympic Team at the 1992 Barcelona and 1996 Atlanta Games. He also competed on America's gold medal winning water polo teams at the 1991 World University Games and 1995 Pan American Games.

EVERIST'S RECORD 

  • 2002 - 20-7* 
  • 2003 - 20-8 
  • 2004 - 20-10 
  • 2005 - 21-7 
  • 2006 - 31-4*** 
  • 2007 - 28-4** 
  • 2008 - 19-9 
  • 2009 - 22-6 
  • 2010 - 24-4 
  • 2011 - 22-4 
  • 2012 - 17-8 
  • 2013 - 18-8 
  • 2014 - 22-7 
  • Total - 284-86 (.768) 
  • *MPSF Champions 
  • **NCAA Champions 
  • ***MPSF and NCAA Champions
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