One year removed from finishing one of the most remarkable playing careers in UCLA water polo history, Brett Ormsby begins his first season as a member of the Bruin coaching staff. The four-time All-American and 2004 National Player of the Year will serve as UCLA's Undergraduate Assistant Coach for the 2005 season.
As a member of the UCLA men's water polo team from 2001-2004, Ormsby notched 243 career goals which puts him second on the school's all-time list.
The El Cajon, Calif., native scored a career-high 72 goals in 2003 before following that up with 70 as a senior in 2004. His 2004 campaign was ultimately his most successful, as he and five other Bruin seniors, paved the way for the UCLA's eighth national title.
Complimenting his 2004 championship is a resume of individual accolades that is nothing short of spectacular. As well as being tabbed the 2004 National Player of the Year, Ormsby was a four-time All-American (three first-team selections), the 2004 NCAA Final Four MVP, a four-time All-MPSF selection and was named the conference player of the week eight times.
In 2003 and 2004, Ormsby was also a finalist for the Peter J. Cutino Award, an honor annually bestowed college water polo's finest male and female player.
In addition to his stellar play at UCLA, Ormsby also was a member of the 2004 U.S. Water Polo Olympic Team in Athens, Greece. While playing with fellow Bruins Brandon Brooks and Adam Wright, he scored his first Olympic goal against Hungary on August 19, 2004.
Ormsby is looking to complete his history degree at UCLA.
Ormsby was born on Dec. 1, 1982 in San Diego.