Rio Focus: USA Water Polo’s Adam Krikorian Seeks a Second Gold: Re-broadcast

Athlete-to-coach transition, John Wooden UCLA legacy; Re-broadcast


Adam Krikorian struck gold in his first Olympics as head coach – in London 2012 with the USA women’s water polo team. He began coaching the squad in 2009, in addition to having the same role at UCLA since 2000.






Adam is a former standout water polo player himself, with lots of fascinating things to say about making the transition from athlete to coach. You’ll hear about how the legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden has been major source of inspiration. Like Wooden,

Adam is refreshingly modest and open, qualities that were dramatically apparent in the later stages of the Olympics, which you’ll also hear about when he discusses a key mistake he made and its aftermath.

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Topics: Water Polo, U.S., Adam Krikorian; Olympics @WaterPoloCoachK