Colonials Set for Fresh Start Under First-Year Head Coach Adam Foley
Four League Home Games Highlight Fall Slate
Former CWPA Coach of the Year has Served as Colonials' Interim Head Coach Since December
Former Hopkins Assistant Has Head Coaching, International Experience
Adam Foley was named head coach of the George Washington men's and women's water polo teams in April 2015. He had served as interim head coach since December 2014 after joining the staff as an assistant coach in August.
With Coach Foley at the helm, the GW women's squad knocked off No. 22 Iona in 2016 for its first win over a ranked program in at least a decade.
Coach Foley came to the Colonials after one year as an assistant coach at Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Southern Division rival Johns Hopkins, where he helped guide the Blue Jays to a 21-10 record in 2013, the third 20-win season in program history.
Prior to his stint at Johns Hopkins, Coach Foley spent two years with the Trinidad and Tobago national team, serving as its technical director of water polo development and head coach of the senior and junior national teams. During his tenure, the Trinidad and Tobago youth squad qualified for the World Junior Championships and the country established itself as the premier team in the region.
Coach Foley was head coach of the MIT men's varsity team and women's collegiate club squad from 2007-11. During his four years in Cambridge, the Engineers' men's program posted a 48-55 record and a won pair of CWPA Division III Eastern Championship titles in 2007 and 2010. While at MIT, Coach Foley coached two CWPA Northern Division Rookies of the Year and seven Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) All-Americans, and in 2008 he was named the CWPA Northern Division Coach of the Year.
Foley was a four-year standout at two-meter defense for the University of Redlands in Southern California, ranking seventh in school history in goals (111), fifth in assists (103), third in steals (202) and fifth in ejections drawn (100) when he graduated. As a senior in 2003, Foley was named both Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Player of the Year and ACWPC Division III National Player of the Year after tallying 39 goals, 36 assists and 60 steals.
A three-time All-SCIAC selection and a member of three SCIAC championship teams, Foley led Redlands to an 80-40 (.667) overall record and a stunning 33-1 (.971) mark in the SCIAC during his four-year playing career.
Foley was also a standout on the swimming team at Redlands, earning All-America honorable mention in the 1,650-yard freestyle in 2002 and graduating as the school record holder in the 500- and 1,000-yard freestyle and 400-yard medley relay.
Upon graduation, Foley joined the Redlands coaching staff as a graduate assistant for the men's and women's water polo and swimming programs. During his one-year tenure with his alma mater, Coach Foley helped guide the Bulldogs' men's water polo team to a 24-11 record and the women's squad to a 20-13 mark and a SCIAC title.
Foley has also served as a statistical consultant for James Graham and Associates, a pioneer in the field of water polo analytics. In addition, he was an associate coach for the U.S. Olympic Development Program in the Northeast Zone for boys 18-and-under for a year (2010-11).
A native of Ashland, Oregon, Foley earned his bachelor's degree in history from Redlands in 2004 and his master's degree in teaching and curriculum development from Northeastern University in 2009.
Coach Foley and his wife, Anya Kamara, have two children, Neil and Jennings.
Foley's Year-By-Year Men's Head Coaching Record Year School Overall Pct. CWPA Finish Note 2007 MIT 16-11 .593 5th, Northerns Division III Eastern Champions 2008 MIT 10-16 .385 4th, Northerns; 7th, CWPA CWPA Northern Division Coach of the Year 2009 MIT 9-16 .360 3rd, Northerns; 7th, CWPA 2010 MIT 13-12 .520 4th, Northerns; 7th, CWPA Division III Eastern Champions Total at MIT (4 Seasons) 48-55 .466