CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT Director of Athletics, Julie Soriero, has announced that David Andriole will be the interim Head Coach of the Engineers' water polo program. He replaces Ivan Ivovic, who has resigned from the position.
Andriole has been involved in water polo as a player and coach for more than 30 years, and has played nationally and internationally during that time. In 1995, he was a founding member and player/coach of KAOS Water Polo based in Los Angeles. Most recently, from 2011 until the summer of 2014, he was the head coach of West Hollywood Aquatics Water Polo, and also coached at Westside Aquatics in Palisades, California.
"We are thrilled and extraordinarily fortunate to have David Andriole lead the MIT varsity water polo team this year," said MIT Associate Director of Athletics John Benedick. "Dave brings to MIT a great depth of successful playing experience at the collegiate, club and international levels. Additionally he is a successful and respected club and masters coach at the national level. We are confident that MIT Water Polo will continue its tradition of success under Dave's leadership."
A graduate of Yale University where he earned his B.A. in history in 1986, Andriole also earned his J.D. degree from Northwestern University School of Law in 1989. While at Yale, he was a varsity water polo player and swimmer, and has helped train and coach its men's and women's club teams.