BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — Former Chatham University head women’s water polo coach and Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Director of Membership Services Katie Wieber continues to give back to the sport by serving as Events Manager for USA Water Polo.
Hired in July 2017, she assists in the development and implantation of USA Water Polo-sanctioned events in addition to other duties for the organization from the home office in Irvine, Calif.
She came to USA Water Polo from the CWPA.
Appointed Director of Membership in November 2014, she led the league’s improved efforts in membership orientation, development and satisfaction, including the coordination of hotel room blocks and event management for the league’s more than 290 members at division, regional and national championships around the country.
She coordinated the league’s Hall of Fame ceremony holding responsibilities for assisting in site selection, event planning and management. In addition, she served as the league’s primary marketing specialist for ticket and merchandise sales, concessions management and clinic registrations.
She coordinated the compilation and distribution of the All-Conference, All-America, Scholar Athlete of the Year and Scholar-Athlete Teams and the fulfillment of the league’s photography service. In addition, she worked with the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) in the coordination and voting for the organization’s men’s and women’s All-America Teams.
A 2011 graduate of Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pa., with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Psychology, she became the second player in W&J women’s water polo history to be named to the CWPA Division III All-Conference First Team following a standout senior season. Wieber led the team with 41 goals and 30 steals as a senior in 2011 to garner ACWPC All-America honorable mention honors and concluded her four-year career with 76 goals and 32 assists for 108 points as well as 55 steals on the defensive end.
For her intercollegiate career, she helped the Presidents post a 39-43 mark, including a 19-17 mark in CWPA Division III play over her final three seasons. Overall, Washington & Jefferson finished 7-11 (2008), 11-14 (2009, Fifth Place Western Division) and 10-11 (2010, Fourth Place Division III) prior to posting an 11-7 mark in Wieber’s senior season of 2011 as the Presidents finished second in the CWPA Division III race with an 8-5 record.
Following graduation, she joined the staff at Chatham University as assistant water polo and co-head swim coach in the Fall of 2011. In January 2012, Wieber became the youngest varsity water polo head coach in the nation when she assumed the position for the Chatham. She guided the Cougars to an eighth place finish at the 2012 CWPA Division III Championship hosted by Grove City College prior to the program’s elimination at the conclusion of the 2012 season.
Most recently, Wieber served as a graduate assistant women’s water polo coach on the staff of head coach Curtis Robinette at Mercyhurst University from September 2012 until May 2014 while pursing a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership with a Sport Leadership concentration. She aided the Lakers in compiling a 14-17 record with a second place finish at the CWPA Division II Championship, a Sixth Place mark in the league’s Southern Division and a 12th place finish at the CWPA Championship hosted by the University of Michigan. This past season, she helped Mercyhurst compile a 9-14 record, the 2014 CWPA Division II Championship and a Sixth Place mark in the Southern Division.
During her tenure at Mercyhurst until October 2014 she also served as a lifeguard and swim instructor at the Glenwood Park Branch of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) of Greater Erie. Further, Wieber served as head lifeguard of the YMCA’s Camp Sherwin.
A native of Collegeville, Pa and a stand out swimmer and polo player at Perkiomen Valley High School, she held several school records in swimming and scoring records and was named the team’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) during her junior and senior seasons.