A coach with nearly two decades of experience, men's water polo skipper, Adam Lee, returns to the Pirates' sidelines for his seventh year overall and third year with the men's program.
In his first season as the men's head coach, Lee helped guide the Pirates to a 20-5 record, while in 2014, Lee helped the Pirates go 18-12 and earn a third-place finish at the Southern California Regional Championships, which was the highest regional finish in over 20 years.
Lee was also the co-head coach of the women's water polo program at Coast from 2009-13, where he helped the Pirates to a 77-43 overall record. Coast qualified for the SoCal Regional Championship tournament from 2009-12 and earned a Final-Four finish in 2010. That same year, Lee was named Orange Empire Conference Women's Water Polo Coach of the Year.
During the Spring, Lee is the assistant coach to Anthony Iacopetti for the men's and women's swim teams, a position he's held since 2009. During that span, Coast has claimed four state championships between the two programs (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012).
Before coming to Coast, Lee was the assistant varsity water polo coach for Long Beach Wilson High School, where he helped lead the Bruins to six CIF Division I championships.
Prior to his time at Wilson HS, Lee was the assistant coach for the Long Beach State University's men's water polo program in 1997-98. There, he worked closely with the head coach, implementing team philosophy, tactics and training as a year-round program.
As an athlete, Lee competed in water polo for Long Beach State, where he was a four-time varsity letterman and Team Captain of the 49ers in 1996. In addition to his time with the 49ers, Lee also trained with the U.S. Men's National "A" Team and National "B" team from 1994-98 before competing professionally in Australia for the Fremantle Mariners of the Australian National Water Polo League in 2003.
Adam and his wife, Amber, live in Huntington Beach with their two children, Addison and Augustus. Hobbies include scuba diving, body surfing, playing guitar, snowboarding and fishing.