W Water Polo Coaching Staff
Brad Kreutzkamp
Head Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Head Coach
Experience: 10 Years
Phone: 858.822.3578
Email: bkreutzkamp@ucsd.edu
Year Overall Pct. WWPA Pct. WWPA Finish NCAA Finish
2019 22-14 .611 4-0 1.000 1st 14th
2018 24-12 .666 4-0 1.000 1st t-9th
2017 19-15 .559 3-0 1.000 1st t-9th
2016 28-11 .718 3-0 1.000 1st 6th
2015 19-21 .475 3-0 1.000 1st 8th
2014 27-13 .675 4-0 1.000 1st 8th
2013 26-15 .634 7-0 1.000 1st 6th
2012 21-14 .600 8-2 .800 2nd -
2011 18-20 .474 6-1 .857 1st 7th
2010 18-19 .486 10-3 .769 2nd -
Totals 222-154 .590 52-6 .897    

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• Five-time ACWPC Coach of the Year (2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2019)
• Five-time WWPA Coach of the Year (2011, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2019)

Brad Kreutzkamp will enter his 11th season as head coach of the UC San Diego women's water polo program in 2020, which will be its first as member of the Big West Conference.

In 10 seasons at the helm, Kreutzkamp has led UC San Diego to eight Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) championships, eight appearances at the NCAA Championship with an overall record of 222-154 (.590) during his tenure. He has been named ACWPC and WWPA Coach of the Year five times during this stretch.

UC San Diego won its seven-consecutive WWPA championship and advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals in 2019. The season was highlighted by an NCAA Opening-Round victory over Wagner on May 7, a fourth-straight Harper Cup win against San Diego State on April 20 and a home triumph over future conference foe Long Beach State on Feb. 10. The Tritons finished the year ranked No. 14 in the nation.

The Tritons had one of its most successful seasons in program history in 2018, finishing 24-12 overall with an appearance in the NCAA Opening Round. UC San Diego won the WWPA Championship tournament for the sixth-straight season and seventh time overall, while Kreutzkamp was named WWPA Coach of the Year for the third time in his career. In addition, the Tritons earned 11 victories over ranked opponents.

Kreutzkamp earned his milestone 200th career victory in the WWPA tournament championship game on April 29, and earlier this season, passed former head coach Larry Sanders' total of 180 wins amassed during his tenure from 2000-09.

The 2017 season saw UC San Diego post a 19-15 overall record with a 3-0 mark in WWPA play. The Tritons won their fifth-straight conference title and advanced to NCAA postseason play for the sixth time under Kreutzkamp.

Three players were selected to Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) All-America teams, including senior Lauren Boyer, who was also tabbed the ACWPC Division II Player of the Year. In addition, Boyer was the WWPA Player of the Year and six other Tritons garnered postseason recognition from the league.

In 2016, Kreutzkamp led his team to a 28-11 overall record and the Tritons fourth straight WWPA title with a 9-5 victory over Cal State East Bay.  UCSD advanced to its fifth NCAA Championship and matched a program-best sixth-place finish. The team recorded 28 wins for the first time since the 1994 national championship squad finished 28-2.

Kreutzkamp was named the Division II Co-Coach of the Year by the ACWPC for the fourth time in his career. He led four Tritons to ACWPC All-American honors and saw a program-record eight players make WWPA All-Conference teams.

During the 2015 season, Kreutzkamp led his team to its third straight WWPA title and fourth in five years with a 10-8 victory over Cal State East Bay. The Tritons made their fourth NCAA appearance, finishing eighth at the championship.

In 2014, Kreutzkamp led the Tritons to a 27-13 overall record, which was the second most wins in the program's 30-year history. UCSD earned its third WWPA title in four years after downing Cal State East Bay, 16-3. The Tritons went on to finish in eighth place at the NCAA Championship.

The Tritons took eight wins against nationally-ranked NCAA Division I programs in addition to being featured in the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Top-20 poll all 17 weeks, beginning at No. 14 and finishing as No. 12. The Tritons reached as high as sixth in the rankings, which marked their highest ever ranking under Kreutzkamp.

Kreutzkamp was named the Division II Coach of the Year by the ACWPC for the third time. The Tritons placed four players on ACWPC All-America teams, the most of any NCAA Division II institution. UCSD had seven players make All-WWPA teams, a program record for Kreutzkamp.

In his fourth season, Kreutzkamp led UCSD to an NCAA Championship berth after knocking off Loyola Marymount, 10-8, in the WWPA title game. The 12th-ranked Tritons finished a program-best sixth place at NCAA Championship and closed the season with a 26-15 overall mark, recording the most wins since the 1994 national championship squad went 28-2.

The schedule featured 21 games against nationally-ranked NCAA Division I programs. The Tritons finished with an 8-13 record and proved that they are a team to watch for. UCSD was featured in the CWPA Top-20 poll all 16 weeks, beginning at No. 20 in the preseason poll and concluded as No. 12 in the final poll.

Kreutzkamp was honored as the Division II Coach of the Year by the ACWPC and was also named WWPA Coach of the Year. The Tritons placed four players on the ACWPC All-American team, six on the WWPA All-Conference teams, eight on the WWPA All-Academic team and four on the ACWPC All-Academic team.

In 2012, Kreutzkamp led the Tritons to a 21-14 overall and narrowly missed their second straight trip to the NCAA Championship. The Tritons were 8-2 in WWPA play and earned the No. 2 seed for the conference championship, but fell by a goal to Loyola Marymount in the WWPA title game. UCSD won 10 of its final 13 contests.

Kreutzkamp guided the Tritons to an 18-20 overall record in 2011, leading the Tritons to their first WWPA title since 2000 and the school's first appearance at the NCAA Championship in program history. UCSD defeated No. 8 LMU, 13-11, to earn its first conference title in more than 10 years. The Tritons went 1-2 at the NCAA Champion­ship in Ann Arbor, Mich., taking down No. 20 Iona, 15-9, in the seventh-place match.

In 2010, Kreutzkamp guided the Tritons to an 18-19 overall record in his first season as coach. UCSD finished fourth in the conference at the end of the regular season after posting a 10-3 mark in WWPA competition. UCSD would advance to its first WWPA championship match since 2004 after beating Sonoma State and Colorado State in the first two rounds of the conference tournament. However, the squad fell to No. 8 Loyola Marymount, 13-10, in the championship. Four players earned All-WWPA accolades, while two Tritons were named All-Americans in 2010.

Kreutzkamp was named the head coach of the women's water polo team in September of 2009. He came to UCSD as an assistant with the women's team in 1999, before joining longtime head coach Denny Harper on the men's staff the following season. He served as an assistant under Harper until 2006, when he was promoted to associate head coach (2006-10).

The Triton men went 194-106 (.646) during Kreutzkamp's tenure, winning WWPA championships in 2000, 2002 and 2006. In his first year with the program, Kreutzkamp helped guide UCSD to a 9-8 victory over USC in the NCAA semifinals, as the Tritons became the first non-Division I program to play for a national championship.

Prior to his arrival on the La Jolla campus, Kreutzkamp was the head coach of both the boy's and girl's varsity programs at Grossmont High School from 1996-99 and held both positions at Patrick Henry High School for two seasons prior to that. While at Patrick Henry, he led the girl's squad to the inaugural San Diego CIF Division I championship in 1995 and was named both the Girl's Eastern League and CIF D-I Coach of the Year. He also served as the head girl's coach with the highly-successful Sunset Water Polo Club, winning a pair of silver med­als at the 18-U Junior Olympics.