106 Intercollegiate Athletics Building | 949-824-7240 | mhunt@uci.edu

Head Coach Marc Hunt

Marc Hunt, a two-time UC Irvine All-American, is in his 11th season as head coach of the Anteater men's water polo program in 2015.

He has guided UCI to a top-five ranking in the final national poll three times in the past six years, and five times in the past 10 seasons.

Hunt was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Coach of the Year in 2009, marking the second time he has earned that honor in the past three years.

Hunt also was named the MPSF Coach of the Year in 2007, when he led UCI to the MPSF Championship Tournament final for the first time in history and a final national ranking of third. Two of his players, Tim Hutten and Colin Mello, were named first team All-Americans while Cole Bitter was an honorable mention selection. Hutten received the prestigious Peter J. Cutino Award, which is given annually to the top collegiate player in the nation. Hutten and three other former UCI standouts, Ryan Bailey, Rick Merlo and Jeff Powers, were members of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team.

Bailey, Powers and Hutten competed for the 2012 U.S. Team at the London Games.

Hunt has coached 15 UCI players who have earned 24 All-America awards and 14 of his student-athletes have received All-MPSF honors 21 times. His program has produced 99 UCI Scholar-Athletes and two Peter J. Cutino Award finalists - Dreason Barry in 2006 and Tim Hutten, who won the award in 2008.

Seventy-one of Hunt's student-athletes have earned MPSF All-Academic honors and 51 have received national All-Academic recognition by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches.

Hunt served as interim head coach of the USA National Team that won the FINA World League Prelims in May 2013.

He was head coach of the USA men's team that competed at the 2011 World University Games in Shenzhen, China, placing fourth.  In April 2010, he was appointed head coach of the U.S. Men's Senior National B Team.

Before taking over the head coaching duties at UCI, Hunt served as an assistant coach under the legendary Ted Newland for four years. He also served as interim women's head water polo coach at UCI in 2003-04.

Hunt was named Southern Pacific Zone Elite Men's Coach of the Year by USA Water Polo following his inaugural season as head coach in 2005 when he led UCI to a final national ranking of fourth. The Anteaters were 18-12 overall and 6-2 for second place in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation that year.

Hunt was a two-time All-American as a player (1992, 1993). He led the Anteaters with 60 points, including seven two-point goals, as a senior in 1993 in leading UCI to an 18-11 record, a berth in the NCAA Tournament and a final national ranking of fourth. He earned first team All-America honors that season. He was named a third team All-American in 1992 when he scored 32 goals as the Anteaters finished fourth in the nation.

In 2007, Hunt was named to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation's All-15th Anniversary team.

Hunt was co-captain of the gold-medal winning USA team at the 1993 World University Games in Buffalo, N.Y., the last time the U.S. won a gold medal at the Games. He also played in the 1995 World University Games in Fukuoka, Japan, where the Americans placed seventh. Hunt played for the U.S. National Team from 1993-96, and then competed for the Sydney (Australia) University Lions club team that finished third in the National League in 1999.

He then served as assistant coach for the Corona del Mar High School boys' and girls' teams for two seasons, winning boys' CIF titles both years and finishing as CIF runner-up in one girls' season.

Hunt was inducted into the Righetti High School Hall of Fame in Santa Maria in May 2010.

He and his wife, Christine, were married in August 2010.









 

The Hunt File

  • MPSF Coach of the Year, 2009, 2007
  • Two-time All-American at UC Irvine
  • U.S. Head Coach, 2011 World University Games
  • Named to MPSF All-15th Anniversary team
Hunt Coaching Record
Year School Record Conf./ Finish Final Ranking
2015 UC Irvine 16-12 3-6/7th 6th
2014 UC Irvine 15-14 2-6/T6th 12th
2013 UC Irvine 13-15 1-7/T7th 8th
2012 UC Irvine 14-12 0-8/9th 10th
2011 UC Irvine 17-12 2-6/T6th 5th
2010 UC Irvine 18-8  4-4/5th  5th 
2009  UC Irvine  17-12  3-5/6th  5th 
2008  UC Irvine  11-15   1-7/8th  8th 
2007  UC Irvine  14-11 4-4/5th  3rd 
2006  UC Irvine  10-21  2-6/6th  11th 
2005 UC Irvine  18-12 6-2/2nd  4th
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         

 

Contact Coach Hunt

Email: mhunt@uci.edu | Phone: 949-824-7240

Office: IAB 106

Assistant Coach Jared Osborn



Jared Osborn is in his first year as an assistant coach with the UC Irvine program.

He scored 83 goals while competing four seasons for the Anteaters, including 32 as a senior last year.

Osborn scored a career-high seven goals against Long Beach State at the NorCal Invitational in September 2015.

He majored in political science at UCI.




 

The Osborn File

  • 2016 UC Irvine graduate
  • 83 goals in four seasons with UCI
  • Career-high seven goals vs. LBSU

  

Contact Coach Osborn

Email: jaosborn@uci.edu

Phone: 949-824-7240

Office: IAB 107

 

Volunteer Assistant Coach Greg Haynes

Greg Haynes is in his third year as a volunteer assistant coach with the men’s water polo program at his alma mater.

A 1994 graduate of UC Irvine, Haynes was a member of the Anteater program from 1989-94.  He was a four-year starter and during his career, UCI placed fourth in the nation three times.

He played for the Newport Water Polo Foundation in several Outdoor National Championships, winning three national titles.

Haynes currently plays for a men’s club team that includes mainly UCI alums, competing in national tournaments, U.S. Masters Nationals and FINA World Masters Championships.  He also helps organize and plays in an annual Police vs. Firefighters charity event that benefits underprivileged youth.

He is the Detective Bureau Sergeant at the Chino Hills station of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.  A member of the Sheriff Department’s dive rescue team, he previously was assigned to SWAT as physical training coordinator and certified CrossFit and Tactical Strength & Conditioning instructor.

 

The Haynes File

  • 1994 UC Irvine graduate
  • Four-year starter, UCI water polo team
  • Played for Newport Water Polo Foundation

 

 

Director of Operations Bruce Reynolds

 

Bruce Reynolds learned how to swim from UCI Men's Coach Emeritus Ted Newland at age 5. He played for Newland at Corona del Mar High School and UC Irvine. Bruce is still an active player and coaches for Newport Water Polo Foundation and SoCal Water Polo Club.

Bruce is married to Lynn, who was a New York State champion swimmer, and has two sons, Patrick, who coaches high school and club water polo at Corona del Mar, and Lucas, who coaches high school and club water polo at Corona del Mar, plays for NYAC and professional water polo in Europe and Australia.

Bruce is part of a four-generation water polo family that includes his grandfather, father, himself, and his sons.

 

 

Contact Bruce Reynolds

Email: bruce.reynolds@uci.edu 
Phone: 949-824-7240 

Office: IAB 117

 

 

 

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