Sam Bailey enters his first season as an assistant coach on the UCLA women's water polo team after having served as an assistant coach on the 2007 men's water polo team. Bailey returned to his alma mater after having been a part of two NCAA championship teams (1996, 1999) while at UCLA.
Bailey served as an assistant coach on the Stanford men's water polo staff in 2005. The former Bruin was the head coach of the boys' water polo team at Corona Del Mar High School in 2004, and served as head coach of the girls' water polo team from 2002-2004.
Bailey graduated from UCLA in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in geography. He was born and raised in San Clemente, Calif.