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BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — Gannon University head men’s and women’s water polo coach Shane Unger discusses his history in the sport and more with Chad Packer in the latest “That’s a Foul!” podcast.

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In his third season as the Gannon men’s and women’s water polo coach in 2020-21, Unger was hired November 29, 2018, and began his coaching duties with the women’s 2019 season.

Unger has spent over a decade teaching water polo, including coaching with the Socal Water Polo Foundation starting in 2005. He spent time as a shooting specialist and strength and conditioning coach and coached both boys and girls teams at various age groups.

In addition, Unger has years of experience as a head coach of high school programs in California, most recently as head coach at Fullerton Union High School prior to moving across the nation to Erie. Prior to that, he was the head boys and girls coach at Tustin High School from 2011-16, and spent two years as head coach at El Modena High School.

A native of La Habra, California, Unger received his associate degree from Mt. San Antonio in Walnut, Calif., in 1996. He was a two-sport athlete for the Mounties, playing water polo as well as suiting up as a left-handed pitcher. He then received his bachelor of science degree in kinesiology in 2010 from California State University, Fullerton, and graduated with a master’s degree in education from Hope University in December 2018.

Unger is married to his wife, Katie, and the couple has two daughters, Kylie and Kassidy.

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