BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — Former United States Merchant Marine Academy head coach Joe Linehan continues to be involved in the sport of water polo as the Texas Regional Manager for United States Water Polo (USA Water Polo).
Linehan joined USA Water Polo as the Texas Development Manager working part time in 2015 and became full time in April 2017. Prior to being employed by USA Water Polo, he was the USAWP Southwest Zone Chair since 2009, Southwest Zone Board member since 2003 and served various roles with Southwest Zone/ODP teams since 2003.
Additionally, Joe was the Club Director/Head Coach for Thunder Water Polo in North Texas from 2009-2017 and the Head Coach/Executive Director for the Houston Water Polo Club from 2003-2009.
Linehan served as head water polo coach and an assistant swim coach at the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. from 1998-2002. While at Merchant Marine, he started the Big Apple Water Polo Club in 2000.
A 1997 graduate of Texas A&M University, Linehan served as the player/coach for the collegiate club water polo team and also competed as a member of the Aggies’ swimming team.