By Micah Sperling
Former Wolverine water polo coach Rich Corso was named Head Coach of the United States water polo team following the Barcelona Olympics. Corso took over a small Harvard water polo program in 1986 and turned it into a national powerhouse, as Harvard-Westlake water polo won 40 league championships, two CIF championships and seven CIF silver medals by the time he left for the University of California Berkeley in 2005. He was CIF Coach of the Year four times and California Coach of the Year in 1992. Under Corso’s coaching, 82 water polo athletes were named to All-America teams. Corso coached the U.S. olympic team in 1996 and led it to within a goal of the podium. The team lost to Spain, the eventual Olympic champion.