Martin Matthies completed his first season as head coach of CSUN Water Polo. He coached the team to a 15-11 record with a 3-2 record in conference play. The team finished second in the conference standings and earned seven wins against ranked opponents. CSUN finished third at the Big West Conference Championships, its fourth top three finish at the tournament in the last six seasons. Also, the team's winning record is the sixth over the last seven years.
Matthies became the third CSUN Women's Water Polo head coach in program history with his appointment to the position in June of 2014. A talented player during his NCAA career, Matthies has brought extensive credentials and experience to the Matadors.
Matthies joined the Matadors after serving as an assistant coach for both the men's and women's teams at LMU. During his stint with the Lions, Matthies coached six CWPA All-Americans (three men, three women) in addition to 18 ACWPC All-Academic honorees. The women's program also won the Golden Coast Conference Championship in 2014. While at LMU Matthies was charged with coordinating the program's recruiting efforts, as well as working with the goalies, center offense and center defense.
Prior to his time at LMU, Matthies was an assistant with the men's and women's programs at Bucknell University from 2011 to 2012. He has also spent time as a coach within the USA Water Polo ODP System (since 2009) and has assisted at Pepperdine University, Westlake (Ca.) High School and the University of California, Berkeley.
As a player, Matthies won the 2006 NCAA Division I National Championship with Cal and was named an All-American three times. He also competed for the USA Water Polo National Team at the senior level from 2002 to 2005 and again from 2009 to 2010. Matthies earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Cal in 2008.