Steve Gill enters his second season as a volunteer assistant coach with the UCLA men's water polo team in 2011. A former standout playing the two-meter position at UC Irvine and with the U.S. National Team, Gill primarily coaches the Bruins' two-meter players.
Gill's past coaching experience includes working with age-group club teams Orange County Water Polo (formerly Split OC) and SET Water Polo Club from 2004-2007.
A three-time All-America selection and three-year letterwinner at UC Irvine (1989-1992), Gill captured MPSF Co-Player of the Year honors as a senior in 1992. He helped lead the Anteaters to a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Tournament in 1991 and 1992.
Following his collegiate career, Gill played for the U.S. Senior National Team and excelled for various professional water polo teams in Europe and Australia. Playing at the World University Games in 1991 and 1993, Gill led Team USA to gold medal finishes in both tournaments. He competed for the U.S. Senior National Team from 1992-1996 and in 2003-2004.
Gill's international water polo career included stops in Italy, Australia, Croatia, Spain and Greece. He competed for SS Lazio Nuoto in Rome, Italy in 1994 and for West Magpies Waterpolo Club in Sydney, Australia in 1996. Gill spent two years (1996-1998) competing for VK Jug in Dubrovnik, Croatia. He also played for C.N. Mediterrani in Barcelona, Spain in 1998. In 2003 and 2004, Gill competed for two teams in Athens, Greece - Glyfada Water Polo Club (2003) and Panionios Water Polo Club (2004).
Gill graduated from UC Irvine in 1993 with a bachelor's degree in social science.
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