Women's Water Polo Head Coach Megan Thomson Resigns
University of the Pacific Vice President for External Relations and Athletics has announced the resignation women's water polo head coach Megan Thomson, effective August 15.
"Megan had an outstanding stretch as the women's water polo head coach here at Pacific," said Leland. "We wish her the best in this new chapter of her life."
"I have enjoyed my time here at Pacific and am very proud of how far this program has come from when I started, including winning a Big West Championship," said Thomson. "I will miss many of the extraordinary students, coaches and staff members that I have been lucky enough to interact with during my time here at Pacific. I am leaving an outstanding group of student athletes that now make up the women's water polo team and I look forward to following their continued success after my move to Southern California."
Thomson leaves Pacific after six seasons and is Pacific's all-time wins leader with 73. She turned around the Tiger program, engineering an impressive rebuilding effort that has established Pacific as one of the premier programs in the Big West Conference. She led the team to a program record 23 wins and a Big West Conference regular season championship in 2010. Thomson nearly matched that number with 21 victories in 2011, finishing with 55 wins in her last three seasons. The Tigers finished 11-18 in 2012.
Under Thomson, Pacific has had six different players earn all-conference honors (nine total), one player earn All-America honors (twice) and 21 Academic All-America selections. In 2011, Pacific's team GPA of 3.48 was tied for the ninth-best team GPA in the nation.