Director of High School Programs
Former co-captain of USC's 2003 NCAA National Championship water polo team, and current Loyola H.S. head coach, Erik Healy is the director of the Trojan Water Polo Club. Coach Erik brings a vast knowledge of water polo to Trojan Club and is dedicated to helping all age group players reach their maximum potential both individually and as members of a cohesive group. With proper focus and hard work, Erik believes that the Trojan Club will continue to be the lynchpin of the competitive South Bay water polo community.
As he directs Trojan Club's high school programs and continues to coach (his 16 and under team finished 8th in the Junior Olympics’ strong Platinum bracket in 2013) – Erik is committed to developing ongoing, lasting relationships with players both in and out of the pool.
In addition to his head coaching duties, Erik, who has a Masters in Education from LMU, teaches Human Geography at Loyola. For the last 10 years, his teams have won five Mission League Championships and been Division 1 Semi-Finalists five times. Erik has sent numerous athletes on to top national collegiate water polo programs, including USC, UCLA, Stanford, Santa Clara, Princeton and the United States Naval Academy among others.
Erik played for USC from 1999-2003, culminating in the 2003 National Championship, which he shared with his teammate/brother Nik, who joins him as a coach at Trojan Club. Erik also represented USC in the World University Games in the summer of 2003.
Erik is a native of Manhattan Beach, CA. where he played water polo at Mira Costa High School.