Molly Cahill named assistant coach of the United States Senior Women’s National Team

Courtesy of: United States Water Polo

Irvine, California – April 12 – Molly Cahill — a veteran coach at the national, varsity and club team levels — has been named a full-time assistant coach on the staff of the United States Senior National Water Polo Team, the National Water Polo team announced today. head coach Adam Krikorian. 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, John Abdou and everyone at USA Water Polo for the unique opportunity to join the Senior Women’s National Team coaching staff,” said Cahill. “I am truly honored and beyond thrilled to be part of a team of the most talented and inspiring people 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 delighted to welcome Molly to our team. I have always admired her ability to balance the passion she brings to the sport with the perspective of her place in each of our lives,” Krikorian said, adding that “her selfless attitude combined with her keen eye for the game and her genuine ability to connect makes her an exceptional leader. She has been a part of our sport at almost every level, helping various teams achieve success while developing a deep knowledge of water polo. 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).

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