BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — The CWPA Remote series continues as Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Hall of Fame member George Gross, Jr., talks with former University of Arizona men’s collegiate club athlete and current Siena College women’s water polo head coach Alex Williams.
An Account Executive with the Gwinnett Braves (AAA) from January 2012-to-March 2013 and the Manager of Fan Programs for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (March 2013-to-2016), Williams discusses his coaching career and how he returned to the sport of water polo.
Named the seventh head coach in Siena program history in October 2019, the San Diego, Calif., native joined the Saints after having spent the 2019 season as an assistant coach with both the Iona College men’s and women’s water polo teams.
Prior to his time on the East Coast, Williams served as the head coach of the boys and girls water polo teams at Torrey Pines High School in San Diego from 2013-2018, guiding the girls to the CIF San Diego Section Open Division Quarterfinals in 2017 and the boys to the Division I Semifinals the following year.
Working under the guidance of Doug Peabody and Tim Reed, he also coached the San Diego Shores Water Polo Club team for three years, serving as the head coach for the girls’ 18U “B” team and an assistant for the “A” squad. Shores earned a silver medal in the 2017 Junior Olympics Gold Division.
A 2011 graduate of Arizona with bachelors degrees in Marketing and Accounting from the Eller College of Management, Williams’ coaching career began in college where he served as an assistant to the women’s club team in 2009, and as its head coach in 2010.
Williams was a four-year member of the club water polo program at Arizona, and served as its president from 2009-10. He was named to the CWPA Southwest Conference First Team in each of his final two seasons, and was an Honorable Mention selection for the 2009 CWPA All-America team.