|Team:||Men's Water Polo|
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.
College: Salem International (W.V.)
Years at Whittier: 7th
Overall Record: 66-93
Whittier Coaching Accomplishments
Whittier finished 3rd in the SCIAC Standings after starting SCIAC play 5-0 getting wins overs La Verne, Caltech, Redlands, Cal Lutheran, and Occidental. Pudwill saw sophomore transfer Goran Mataic earn 1st Team All-SCIAC honors, while grabbing Newcomer of the Year recognition in the conference. Mataic also was Honorable Mention in the WWPA's and 1st Team All-ACWPC. Freshman Douglas Marriott made 2nd Team All-SCIAC and was Honorable Mention from the ACWPC, while making the WWPA All-Freshman Team and senior Cameron Rehm gained Honorable Mention recognition from the ACWPC.
The Poets finished 5th in the SCIAC Championships after holding onto a one goal victory 11-10 over La Verne in the final day of competition and followed that performance up with another victory over the Leopards in the WWPA Championships. To wrap up the year Pudwill saw Ryan Rock be named to the WWPA All-Tournament Team, senior Chet Schuster earn 2nd Team All-SCIAC honors, senior goalie Chris Maloney be named to the All-SCIAC Academic Team, Erick Gonzalez and Kyle Catino become ACWPC All-Americans, and Eric Bonander, Catino, and Keary Schlactus land on the WWPA All-Academic Team.
Whittier returned to the WWPA Tournament after finishing as runners-up at the SCIAC Tournament. Pudwill saw Erick Gonzalez named the WWPA Newcomer of the Year and had three student-athletes named All-SCIAC.
The Poets finished the season 20-14 which includes a 16-3 mark against Division III opponents. It was only the third time in program's history, and first time since 2004, that Whittier reached the 20-win plateau.
Whittier ended the year as the No. 1 ranked team in Division III and took home fourth place honors at the Western Water Polo Association Championships held at Chapman University. The tournament was highlighted by a 10-9 win over second seeded Air Force in the opening round.
Pudwill had four players named ACWPC All-Americans, four named All-SCIAC and two named All-WWPA. First-team All-American goalie Casey Regehr led the country, all divisions, in total saves.
Pudwill led the Poets to a first round upset of SCIAC rival Occidental in the conference tournament.
Whittier had two ACWPC All-Americans, two All-SCIAC selections, one All-WWPA honoree and one student-athlete named to the All-WWPA Freshman Team in 2008.
Other College Coaching Accomplishments
Pudwill began his college coaching career as an assistant coach at Occidental in 2004. In two seasons with the Tigers, he helped Occidental reach some of its highest rankings in the Division III polls and saw the '06 women's team reach No. 2 in the polls.
Other Coaching Accomplishments
Head boys water polo coach at Fountain Valley High School in Fountain Valley, Calif.
Selected as head coach at the National Zone Championships for Zone 4 in Texas.
Co-founded the Dirty Bay Water Polo Club, the first year-round age group water polo program in Texas. In two years the club grew from a roster of 20 to 100.
Assistant coach for the boys and girls water polo and swimming teams at Ross S. Sterling High School in Baytown, Texas.
|2007-present||Whittier - Head Coach|
|2004-2006||Occidental - Assistant Coach|
|2012||Whittier||Head Coach||11-20, 6-5 SCIAC
|2011||Whittier||Head Coach||12-21, 4-6 SCIAC
|2010||Whittier|| Head Coach
||13-21, 4-6 SCIAC
|2009||Whittier||Head Coach||20-14, 9-1 SCIAC
|2008||Whittier||Head Coach||12-17, 3-7 SCIAC|
|2007||Whittier||Head Coach||9-20, 3-7 SCIAC|