PASADENA, CA - The Caltech athletics department has named Pat Beemer as its new head men’s and women’s water polo coach. He will begin transitioning into his role over the next few weeks with a July 1 start date.
Since the program's inception in 1921 he is the 14th person to lead the Beavers program.
“I accepted the water polo position because of the dynamic change culture occurring at Caltech,” Beemer said. “I'm honored that Betsy saw fit to have me lead this program where exponential growth is on the horizon.”
Prior to his appointment with the Beavers program, Beemer served as the associate head coach with the Indiana University women’s water polo program. During his three seasons with the Hoosiers he helped guide them to 75 wins – including a school record 28 in 2012, a league title and an appearance at the NCAA Championships. In addition to the team successes, he coached four All-Americans and seven CWPA Eastern Division all-league sections.
Before landing in Bloomington, IN, Beemer spent six seasons as the head coach at Wagner, where he produced a 116-89 overall record, including a 48-16 mark in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) play. He earned the 2005 and 2010 MAAC Coach of the Year award.
In his time at Wagner, Beemer coached 11 All-MAAC First Team selections, 12 All-MAAC Second Team selections, 29 MAAC All-Academic honorees, three All-Americans and two Academic All-Americans. In addition to three regular season conference titles, he guided the squad to berths in the NCAA Championships in 2005 and 2007.
Beemer was also the head coach of the Downey High School Boy's and Girl's Water Polo and Swim teams in his hometown of Downey, Calif. before taking over at Wagner. He coached the school to a pair of San Gabriel League Championships in 2001 and 2002, as well as an appearance in the 2003 CIF Semifinals.
Beemer had a successful playing career at the University of California, San Diego as a goalkeeper. He helped the Tritons to a No. 7 national ranking during his career at UCSD. He graduated from UC San Diego in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in history.
He earned a masters degree in secondary education from Wagner in 2005.
Beemer takes the reigns of the squad from Josh Moser who is pursuing other opportunities within the sport.