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Dan Klatt is entering his eighth season as head coach of the UC Irvine women's water polo team, and is 128-79 during that time.
Klatt continues to lead UC Irvine through their ascent toward the top of the water polo landscape. Klatt earned Big West Coach of the Year honors for the fourth straight year following his seventh consecutive winning season in 2012, going 25-8, setting new program records in wins and winning percentage. The team claimed their third Big West regular season title, the second straight undefeated season in conference, and fourth consecutive Big West Tournament title leading to its second straight berth in the NCAA Tournament. The 2012 Anteaters finished fourth in the NCAA Tournament and finished ranked sixth in the national poll.
Klatt and the 'Eaters have made waves since joining the Big West with a 17-3 record in the four years and the Tri-Big West champion crown in 2009.
The Anteaters spent his first four seasons in the MPSF conference finishing 6-6 in the conference twice and finishing as high as seventh in the conference tournament, the school's best finish during its time in the MPSF.
Klatt serves as an assistant coach with the U.S. Women's National Team. He helped guide the team to its first ever Gold Medal in the 2012 London Olympics Games. In addition, he has led them to titles in both the FINA Women's World Cup and the FINA World League Super Finals eliminating Australia both times.
Klatt's playing history is just as impressive. He was a member of the 2004 U.S. Olympic Water Polo team that competed in the Athens Games. He's been a member of the national team since graduating from UC Irvine in 2001 where he played his college water polo career.