Rain City Water Polo Names New Executive Director

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Ryan Hall will be its new Executive Director and Head Coach.

Rain City Water Polo, the fastest-growing Water Polo Club on the West Coast, announces the appointment of Ryan Hall as its new Executive Director and Head Coach, effective immediately.

Ryan started playing water polo at age 10. During his years at Newport High School, Hall was honored as Washington State MVP in 2002 and 2003. After graduating from Newport, Ryan red-shirted his freshman year at Cal-Berkeley. He subsequently transferred to the University of Redlands where he became a four-time First Team All-American. In 2006 he was named SCIAC Conference Player of the Year. After his collegiate career Ryan played professional water polo in Sydney, Australia.

Since returning to the Seattle area Ryan has been head coach of both the boys and girls programs at Mercer Island High School. Under his leadership the MIHS Boys team won a state championship in 2010. In addition Ryan has coached ages 10-18 for the Rain City program since its formation. He has a deep knowledge of water polo as both a player and coach.

“Ryan is the perfect candidate to take on this role,” said Rain City co-founder Kelly Sterling, “Parents and athletes from programs where he has coached continually praise his style and ability.”

Ryan stated, “Rain City Water Polo Club is at an exciting point in its growth and I’m proud to be given this opportunity to expand and lead the program to its future milestones. I want to thank the founders of Rain City and former Head Coach John Jacobson for the amazing work they have done establishing the largest club water polo program in Washington State. I am excited to jump in and build on the strong foundation to help the program fulfill its potential and help hundreds of athletes achieve their goals.”

About Rain City Water Polo

Founded in 2009, Rain City Water Polo Club is the fastest growing Water Polo club on the West Coast and represents over 200 active athletes with practice locations in the Seattle-Tacoma and Greater Eastside areas. Rain City offers opportunities for players of all ages regardless of experience or skill level. Athletes are instructed in tactics, conditioning and overall game knowledge. The club has select teams that are try-out based for those who seek competition on a local, regional or national level and offers coaching for the recreational player. The coaching staff is comprised of former collegiate and club athletes. For more information go to http://www.raincitypolo.com/.

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