David Carson Joins GW Water Polo Staff as Assistant Coach
Carson to Help Guide Both Men’s and Women’s Teams
“We are very excited to have David join us here at GW,” said Coach Foley. “He will bring a unique skill set in that he is joining us from the business and technology community. I look forward to working with him, as we will aim to be the most modern and progressive water polo program on the East Coast.”
Coach Carson joins the Colonials after three years as head coach of both the boys and girls teams at Wilson High School in Tacoma, Washington, where he was named the 2014 Washington State High School Coach of the Year. He is also the founder, president and head coach of the Tacoma Water Polo Club.
Coach Carson was a two-year standout at Chapman University, where he set a single-season record with 66 assists while also scoring 43 goals as a senior in 2011. That year, he helped lead the Panthers to the most wins in program history at the time and he was named the team’s most valuable player. A two-time Western Water Polo Association All-Academic Team selection, Carson still ranks fifth all-time at Chapman with 91 career assists.
Prior to his time in Southern California, Carson played two years at Santa Rosa Junior College, where he was a Second-Team All-Big 8 Conference selection and an All-Northern California honorable mention in 2009. He was also a member of the Bear Cubs’ swimming and diving team.
Outside of the pool, Carson worked in Microsoft’s Customer Insight Center (CIC) for two and a half years, managing social media channels for Microsoft brands. He has also spent the last year working with James Graham and Associates, a pioneer in the field of water polo analytics.
“I am extremely excited to be joining the George Washington University athletics department, where athletics programs, staff and student-athletes are highly respected,” said Coach Carson. “I look forward to having the opportunity to work with Coach Foley, as he has accomplished so much in his coaching career. Both the men’s and women’s water polo programs have a ton of potential, and I can’t wait to get started.”
A native of Tacoma, Washington, Coach Carson earned his associate’s degree in arts from Santa Rosa Junior College in 2010 and his bachelor’s degree in history from Chapman University in 2012.
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