Oct. 7, 2013
BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- University of Michigan water polo head coach Matt Anderson has been chosen as the coaches' representative during the men's water polo season on the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Technical Committee, the league announced last Friday (Oct. 4).
Anderson was appointed based on a vote of varsity head coaches around the league. His selection is based in part on being a women's coach, as the coaches' representatives are comprised of an individual from the opposite gender's competition season. Fordham University head coach Bill Harris was selected as the women's season representative.
The CWPA Technical Committee is charged with evaluating, educating and assigning officials with the input from the coordinator of officials, Ed Reed. The size and composition of the technical committee is determined by the CWPA staff and approved by the varsity governance council. Membership and officials are surveyed each year regarding the technical committee's performance as part of an annual review process. The coordinator of officials and commissioner will forward recommendations to the board of directors as appropriate.
Anderson is in his 12th season at the helm of the Wolverine program. A three-time Collegiate Water Polo Association Coach of the Year honoree and five-time division Coach of the Year, Anderson boasts a 311-120 record, listing third in all-time wins at the collegiate level.
In February 2008, he was appointed to the NCAA Women's Water Polo Committee and concluded his time on the committee on Sept. 1, 2012. The water polo committee oversees the conduct of the NCAA Championship and playing rules. Anderson is also a member of the NCAA rules committee for men's and women's water polo; that term runs concurrently with his committee duties. He served on the five-person board of directors for the CWPA and holds the position as treasurer for the ACWPC.
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