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Legendary coach Ted Newland inducted into water polo hall of fame

Legendary UC Irvine coach Ted Newland will be inducted into the USA Water Polo Hall of Fame on April 5.

February 13, 2014

Legendary UC Irvine coach Ted Newland will be inducted into the USA Water Polo Hall of Fame on April 5. Newland, in his 39 years as the men’s water polo coach (1966-2004), amassed 714 victories and led the Anteaters to NCAA titles in 1970, 1982 and 1989. His ’82 team went 30-0 en route to the national championship. A coach emeritus, Newland guided UC Irvine to the final four of the NCAA Championship 21 times.  Fifteen of his Anteater players competed on the U.S. Olympic team and 113 of his student-athletes earned All-America honors. Newland was a four-time NCAA Coach of the Year and conference Coach of the Year eight times. He also served as head coach for the U.S. teams in the World University Games five times: 1999 in Spain, 1995 in Japan, 1991 in Great Britain, 1979 in Bulgaria and 1973 in Russia. In all levels of his coaching career, he won more than 5,300 games. In 2007, Newland received UC Irvine’s highest honor, the UCI Medal, which annually gives formal and lifelong recognition to those who have made extraordinary contributions to the university’s mission of teaching, research and public service. The induction will be at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center. For ticket information, go to: usawaterpolo.org.