August 20, 2013
Olympic medal winner to coach St. Francis water polo

Heather Moody, who has won four Olympic medals as a player and coach, will coach the St. Francis water polo team this season.

"We are excited to have Heather join our coaching staff and look forward to the impact she will have on the girls in our program," said St. Francis athletic director Mark McGreevy in a press release.

Moody brings an international resume to the Troubadour program.

She is a two-time Olympic medalist, winning a silver medal at the 2000 Olympic Games. She also captained the USA Water Polo team to a bronze medal finish in 2004.

She led the Americans to gold medals at the 2003 FINA World Championships in Barcelona and at the 2003 Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic.

After her playing career, Moody served on the USA coaching staff as an assistant for the 2008 Olympic team, helping lead them to a silver medal in Beijing. She also was a member of the gold medal staff in 2012 in London.

"The position at St. Francis High School is very exciting for me," Moody said. "I hope to build on the success of the program and add a twist based on my own experiences."

St. Francis has won three Sac-Joaquin Section Division I championships and been runners-up to rival Davis the last four years.

She replaces Chris Borasi.

Moody recently stepped down from her post as assistant coach of the USA Women's Senior National Team and head coach of the USA Women's Junior National Team to join the Sacramento-based American River Water Polo Club as its performance director.

Moody, who played at San Diego State, will make her coaching debut when the Troubadours open the season at Mountain View on Sept. 13.



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