Lion Joins Water Polo Coaching Staffs
Shaun Flood '08 has been hired as an assistant coach for the men and women's water polo programs.
July 24, 2014
LOS ANGELES --Shaun Flood, a four-time letter winner for the LMU men's water polo program and winner of three conference championships, returns to campus and the Burns Aquatics Center as he has been hired as the assistant coach for both the men and women's water polo programs.
Flood, who played in 102 career games for the Lions with 56 goals, graduated LMU in 2008 with a Bachelor's of Science in Biology. He was a part of three Western Water Polo Association Championships, winning the WWPA title in 2004, 2005 and 2007 as a senior. The title in 2007 was the first of four straight, the only men's program in LMU history to win four consecutive titles.
"Glad to be back on campus and part of the program," said Flood. "It is a pleasure to work with John and Kyle, and it is an honor and privilege to be back at alma mater. Hope to continue to build on the winning tradition I was a part of as a player."
He began coaching in 2011 with Whittier College as an assistant, leading the men's program to the 2013 SCIAC Championship and a trip to the NCAA Championships, both the first ever for the program at Whittier. He was an assistant for both the men's and women's programs. He also coached the swim program, serving as head coach in 2013.
"Shaun has stayed involved in the sport since his graduation from LMU and his knowledge and experience will bring a new dimension to our programs," said Men's Head Coach John Loughran, who coached Flood during his time with the Lions.
"Shaun is a great young coach that will look to help build upon the success of our programs," said Women's Head Coach Kyle Witt. "As an alum, Shaun will be able to share his experiences with our school and water polo programs."
Following graduation, Flood, a dual citizen in the United States and Canada, played two years with the Canadian National Team (2009 and 2010).
Flood was also the head coach of the Foothill Water Polo Club and an assistant coach for the U.S. Olympic Development program.