Molly Cahill named assistant coach of the Senior Women’s National Team
Irvine, Calif. – April 12 – Molly Cahill – a seasoned coach at the national team, college and club levels – has been named a full-time assistant coach to the senior national team water polo staff of the United States. United States, head coach Adam Krikorian announced today. Cahill was part of the United States Water Polo Mountain Zone where she coached as part of the Olympic Development Program while also serving on the Junior Women’s National Team staff. Previously on the UCLA women’s water polo staff from 2008 to 2017, Cahill helped the Bruins to 12 NCAA tournaments, including an NCAA championship.
“I want to thank Adam Krikorian, Jean-Abdou, and everyone at USA Water Polo for the opportunity of a lifetime to join the Senior Women’s National Team coaching staff,” said Cahill. as we work together on this next Olympic adventure. My family and I are looking forward to this amazing new adventure, and I can’t wait to get started. Go to the United States!”
“We are thrilled to welcome Molly to our team. I have always admired her ability to balance the passion she brings to the sport with the prospect of her place in each of our lives,” Krikorian said, adding that “her A selfless attitude combined Her keen eye for the game and genuine ability to connect make her an exceptional leader She has been part of our sport at almost every level, helping various teams achieve success while developing a deep knowledge of the water -polo. All that said, it’s Molly’s humble and open-minded approach that will be key in helping us navigate this new role and contributing to the growth of our team.”
A standout player at UCLA, Cahill was on three NCAA championship teams at Westwood before embarking on a coaching career that saw her mentor six Olympians. No stranger to club water polo, Cahill has coached age group teams with the Los Angeles Water Polo Club, Bruin Stars & Stripes and most recently the Colorado Pirates Water Polo Club.
Cahill resides in Seal Beach with her husband Cooper O’Connor and three children, Oliver (born June 2016), Arlo (born August 2018) and Archer (born June 2021).
About American Water Polo
USA Water Polo, Inc., is the national governing body for water polo in America, overseeing our Olympic program in the United States as well as 20 championship events per year, such as the Junior Olympics and National Masters Championships. With over 50,000 members, the USAWP is also the sanctioning authority for over 500 member clubs and over 400 tournaments nationwide. USAWP is committed to the development of the sport throughout the United States, promoting grassroots expansion of the sport and providing a nationwide system of affiliated clubs, certified coaches, and officials.