Entering his third season as Assistant Coach for both the men's and women's water polo programs, Ryan McMillen has a rich history with the sport.
Ryan’s love of the game led him to coaching in the Bay Area after college. He was the Menlo High School Water Polo JV coach 1997-1999 (undefeated), the Menlo High School Assistant Varsity Coach 1997-1999 (2nd CCS 1998), and the San Jose State Asst. Women’s Water Polo Coach 1997, 1998. He returned to Santa Barbara in 1999 and began volunteer coaching with the Dos Pueblos High School Boys Water Polo team from 1999-2013.
Most recently, Ryan has been a Santa Barbara Water Polo Club Assistant coach for 16 & 18 under boys (2012-present) and the Santa Barbara Water Polo Club Assistant Goalie coach (boys and girls - all age groups 14,16,18 & under).
His numerous awards and honors include: High School All-American Goalie 1990, Junior Olympic Silver Medalist 16 & under 1989; All PAL Team 1989 & 1990, PAL MVP 1989, 1990; CCS MVP 1990; Don Dryfus Award – 1990; Captain Fresno State Water Polo 1993; Captain UCSB Water Polo 1995; National B Team 1991, Olympic Festival Silver Medalist (east) 1991; 2nd Team All Big West 1991; San Mateo High School Hall of Fame – inducted in 2003; 3-time Masters Nationals Champion; 7-time Masters Nationals runner-up; Winterfest Runner-up 2012; Fisher Cup Champion 2013 – NYAC; USA Water Polo Masters All-American 15 years as a field player (20’s, 30’s, 40’s).
When not on the pool deck Ryan enjoys spending time with his girlfriend Shanti, traveling, going to the beach, surfing or just relaxing.