Water Polo (Girls)

Head Coach - Doug Wright

Doug Wright has led the Davis Senior High School girls’ water polo program for 24 seasons and was the girls swim team coach for 12 seasons. Wright started at Davis Senior High School in 1994 as the head coach for girls swimming and took over the girls’ water polo program in 1996, the year it gained CIF recognition as a varsity sport.  Wright also is the girls program director for the Davis Water Polo Club where he has been a coach for the past 24 years.

During his tenure, Wright has collected 15 Division I CIF Section water polo titles and 4 Division 1 CIF Section swimming titles. Wright is in his 23rd year teaching.

Wright started his coaching career in 1990 as coach of the boys’ high school water polo team at Menlo-Atherton High School, his alma matar. Shortly thereafter, Wright attended UC Davis where he both swam and played water polo. As a senior, Wright earned All-American status in the 200 butterfly and 200 freestyle relay, helping UC Davis capture the Pacific Collegiate Swimming Conference title and a third place finish at the NCAA DII Championships. As a team captain in water polo, he was named second-team All-WWPA. Wright earned his degree in Art History in 1994.

Wright served as Assistant Coach for UC Davis Women’s and Men's Water Polo programs from 1993 to 1997. Wright also served as the Central Zone USA Water Polo Youth Coach from 1997-1998 and USA Water Polo National Youth Team Head Coach from 1999-2000.

Wright's five children Malaya (14), Luke (10), Aubree (3), Landon (2) and Payton (1) all are current or future swimmers and water polo players. Wife Lori (Arcangel, DHS Class of ’90) is the brains behind the family and keeps everyone in order….especially her loving husband Doug.


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