Tempe, Arizona - The Arizona State University water polo team has named former CSUN head coach Marty Matthies as the program's newest assistant coach, as announced by head coach Todd Clapper on Wednesday.
"We are very fortunate to have Marty joining the Sun Devil staff. He is an accomplished player and coach," Clapper said. "In addition to his experience, Marty brings high energy and an innovative approach to his coaching. I'm looking forward to all that he will add to the program."
Matthies spent two seasons with the Matadors, leading the program to a 15-11 record his first season in 2015 while finishing second in the Big West Conference standings. He coached the Matadors to a third-place finish in the 2015 Big West Conference Championship that year as well.
During the 2015 season, his Matador program climbed as high as seventh in the nation and finished the season ranked No. 10 in the final CWPA Poll. He had one player selected as an All-American during his two years at CSUN, along with 12 ACWPC All-Academic selections, five All Big West selections, and 19 Varsity N selections (student-athletes with a 3.5 GPA or higher in a calendar year).
Matthies joined the Matadors after serving as an assistant coach for both the men's and women's teams at Loyola Marymount. During his stint with the Lions, Matthies coached six CWPA All-Americans (three men, three women) in addition to 18 ACWPC All-Academic honorees.
A total of 19 players (nine men, 10 women) earned All-Gold Coach Conference honors while Matthies was with the program. The women's program also won the Golden Coast Conference Championship in 2014. While at LMU, Matthies was charged with coordinating the program's recruiting efforts, as well as working with the goalies, center offense and center defense.
Prior to his time at LMU, Matthies was an assistant with the men's and women's programs at Bucknell University from 2011 to 2012. He has also spent time as a coach within the USA Water Polo ODP System (since 2009) and has assisted at Pepperdine University, Westlake (Ca.) High School and the University of California, Berkeley.
As a player, Matthies won the 2006 NCAA Division I National Championship with Cal and was named an All-American three times. He also competed for the USA Water Polo National Team at the senior level from 2002 to 2005 and again from 2009 to 2010. Matthies earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Cal in 2008.