Dec. 22, 2012
BERKELEY - Boyd Lachance, Cal's associate head coach for men's water polo who has been a member of the Golden Bears' staff for the past 11 seasons, has been named head coach at Jesuit High School in Sacramento. The appointment is effective as of Feb. 1, 2013.
"Boyd has been an integral part our programs success over the past 11 years," Cal head coach Kirk Everist said. "We are all very excited for him as he moves on to a new challenge in his career. As he did here at Cal, I know he will enjoy tremendous success at Jesuit."
Starting with his first season in Berkeley in 2002 when Cal captured the MPSF championship and advanced to the NCAA title match, Lachance has played a major role in the Bears' success. He helped Cal win back-to-back NCAA crowns in 2006 and '07 and to another appearance in the national final in 2010. In addition to his work with the Bears, Lachance has been a member of the USA Men's National Team staff since 2008 and served as assistant coach for the U.S. team at the 2011 World University Games in China.
"My career at Cal has given me some of the greatest years of my life," Lachance said. "I'm very thankful for the opportunity that Kirk and many others provided, and I wish everyone the very best! I take with me many meaningful friendships and I look forward to many new ones. I also want to thank the current student-athletes on our team as well as the many alumni I've coached. Each of you has had a tremendous impact in my life."
A resident of East Sacramento with his wife, Gretchen, and their three children, Lachance will oversee three competition teams at Jesuit.