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Kyle Utsumi
Position: Volunteer Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Stanford, 1995
Experience: 7 Years

Kyle Utsumi begins his fifth season with the women's water polo program as a volunteer assistant coach in 2011.

Utsumi has helped guide the Cardinal to a combined record of 107-13 as well as to an MPSF mark of 32-2 in his first four seasons on The Farm. Over that time, the Cardinal won a national title in 2011 and turned in a runner-up national finish in 2010.

During the 2008 Olympics, Utsumi served as the videographer for the U.S. Water Polo Olympic Team staff, as both the men's and women's teams captured silver medals in Beijing.

Utsumi has served as the head coach of the U.S. Junior National Team since 2004, and prior to that helmed the Youth National Team from 2001-03. His success coaching at the junior level includes gold medals at the 2004 Jr. Pan-American Games in San Salvador, El Salvador, and at the 2005 Jr. World Championships in Perth, Australia. He was also named the USWP Women's Elite Coach of the Year in 2004. In 2007, the Junior National Team, featuring current Stanford players Kim Krueger, Amber Oland, Lauren Silver, and Jessica Steffens, finished fourth at the World Championships in Porto, Portugal.

Utsumi also served as head coach of the Menlo School girls water polo team, which he led to nine league and three Central Coast Section titles in his nine years at the helm.

He began his coaching career in 1993 and still coaches with the Stanford Water Polo Foundation club, where he has coached every age group over that time and was instrumental in starting both the boys and girls 14-under programs.

Utsumi, who played at Stanford under head coach Dante Dettamanti in 1991, graduated in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in economics, and in 1996 also earned his master's in sociology from Stanford.

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