Ted Newland
Ted Newland
Phone: (949) 824-7240
Email: enewland@uci.edu
Position: Coach Emeritus
College: Crawford Hall

Coach Emeritus Ted Newland, a 1999 inductee into the UC Irvine Hall of Fame, is recognized as one of the most successful mentors and innovators of the game as he remains involved with the Anteater water polo program. In 2007, he received the Medal, UC Irvine's highest honor that gives formal and lifelong recognition to those who have made extraordinary contributions to the university's mission of teaching, research and public service. Newland came to UC Irvine in 1966 as the men's water polo and swimming coach. He coached six of UC Irvine's national championships while producing 72 All-Americans and 14 UC Irvine Athletics Hall of Fame members. Newland, who stepped aside as head coach following the 2004 season, built a 714-345-5 record in men's water polo at UC Irvine, and his teams captured NCAA titles in 1970, 1982 and 1989. Newland also served as the coach for numerous U.S. National teams and placed 15 UC Irvine student-athletes on U.S. Olympic Water Polo teams, including four on the 2008 U.S. team. Newland reached a major milestone when he became the first NCAA water polo coach to reach 700 victories, notching victory No. 700 in UCI's 19-8 win over Redlands Sept. 4, 2004, at the UC San Diego Triton Invitational. His 1982 squad went 30-0 en route to the NCAA championship. Newland, the 1989 NCAA Coach of the Year, received that honor on three other occasions and he was conference Coach of the Year eight times. He guided UCI to eight conference titles. Newland was inducted into the U.S. Water Polo Hall of Fame in 1995 and Occidental College's Hall of Fame one year later. He also served as UCI's head swim coach in the 1970s, leading the Anteaters to three NCAA Division II championships. Prior to arriving at UCI in 1966, he initiated the water polo programs at Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar High Schools. He led CdM to its first CIF water polo championship in 1965. Newland served as head coach for the U.S. teams in the World University Games a total of five times: 1999 in Spain, 1995 in Japan, 1991 in Great Britain, 1979 in Bulgaria and 1973 in Russia. He has previously coached the U.S. National Team and American squads in the Pan American Games. He has been president of the American Water Polo Coaches Association and served as secretary-rules editor of the NCAA Water Polo Committee. He is the only coach to have had two teams in the top four of the Outdoor U.S. Water Polo Championships, and he has accomplished that three times. Over all levels of his coaching career, he has won over 5,300 games. A 1954 graduate of Occidental College, Newland and his wife, Anne, reside in Costa Mesa. Coaching Notebook: Water Polo Three National Championships UCI was in the Final Four 21 times out of the 36 NCAA Championship. Coach Newland is the winningest coach in the NCAA history: 714-345-5 (70.6) 11 former UCI players have been members of the USA Olympic team since 1980, and 54 former UCI players were on the Olympic Team in 2004 Swimming Coached UCI to 3 Div II NCAA Mens Swim Championships (1968-69-70)
3 second place NCAA Div II Swim Championships (1971-72-73) National Coaching Positions US National WP Head Coach,1970
Pan American Games Head National Coach, 1971 - 1st place
World University Games WP Head Coach, 1973 - 3rd place
US National WP Head Coach, 1974
Assistant National Coach,1975
Assistant World Games Coach, 1975
World University Games Head Coach, 1977 - 5th place
CAN AM MEX Assistant WP Coach, 1981
National WP Weight Training Coach, 1983-84
Assistant National B Coach , 1984-92
World University Games WP Head Coach, 1991 - 1st place
World University Games WP Head Coach, 1995 - 9th place
World University Games WP Head Coach, 1999 Awards NCAA Coach of the Year, 1975
PCAA Coach of the Year, 1980
Meritorious Coach Award - 20 years service, 1981
PCAA Coach of the Year, 1982
NCAA Coach of the Year, 1982
Exchange Club of Irvine Coach of the Year, 1982
Orange County Headliner of the Year , 1982
PCAA Coach of the Year, 1985
NCAA Coach of the Year, 1985
PCAA Coach of the Year, 1986
PCAA Coach of the Year, 1987
PCAA Coach of the Year, 1988
NCAA Coach of the Year, 1989
MPSF Coach of the Year, 1993
USWP Hall of Fame, 1995
Occidental College Athletic Hall of Fame, 1996
US Sports Academy Distinguished Service Award, 1997
MPSF Coach of the Year, 1998MPSF Coach of the Year, 2000 Club Coaching Newport Water Polo Head Coach NWPF was in the Final 4 in the Outdoor Nationals every year from 1967 to 1991 (For 2 years NWPF had both an A and a B team in the top 4)
Outdoor Championships 1967 1st place
Outdoor Championships 1983 1st place
Outdoor Championships 1986 1st place
Outdoor Championships 1991 1st place
Outdoor Championships 1994 1st place
Outdoor Championships 2002 1st place
Premier League Championship 2003 1st place
Premier League Championship 2004 1st place
American Club Championship 1985 1st place
American Club Championship 2005 1st place
USWP Indoor Championships 1966 1st place
Masters Championship 40+ 2002 1st place
NWPF has had 21 Olympic players come from this club program since 1980 High School Coaching Newport Harbor High School, 1956-62
Won 17 A, B, C League Swim Championships and first CIF Swim
Championship in the C division, 1958
First B Division Swim Championships, 1959
Second A Division Swim Championships, 1960
Corona Del Mar High School,1963-66
Won 16 A, B, C. League Swim Titles
CIF Southern Cal Section C Swim Championships,1964
CIF Southern Cal Section B Swim Championships, 1965
CIF Southern Cal Section A second place, 1965
9 League Water Polo Championships A, B, C,1964-66
Won CIF Southern Section W. P. Championship, 1965 Professional Activities: Past Member USWP Men's International Committee
Past Member USWP Coaches Advisory Committee
Past Member USWP Board of Governors
Past Member USWP Board of Directors
Member, NCAA Rules Committee, 1986-92
President American Water Polo Coaches Assn.,1989-92
Editor, NCAA Rules Commitee, 1993 - present