Carl Salyer, a former water polo player at UCLA, assistant coach at the Naval Academy, and served eight seasons as the University of Maryland’s head women’s water polo coach.
Carl had earned the Doc Hunkler Coach of the Tournament award at the 2011 and 2012 CWPA Eastern Championship and was voted the Division Coach of the year in 2012,11 and 07. The Terps claimed 12th place in the final national poll, the highest-ever finish in school history for the 2012 season.
A southern California native, Salyer went to Maryland after serving as an assistant coach at Navy since 1999. Salyer helped guide the Midshipmen to the 2000 and 2003 NCAA Final Four.
Prior to his time at Navy, Salyer spent five years working with the Naval Academy Aquatic Club. He guided the Navy AC 18 & Under women’s team to the National Junior Olympic Championship in August of 2000 and coached the U.S. Men’s National Youth “B” Team in the summer of 2002. He also guided the Navy AC Men’s High School team to the Eastern Championships in, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002. His coaching experience on the club level has helped place many men and women in Division I programs.
As a player, Salyer competed at Mission Viejo HS (Calif.) where he played for a C.I.F. Championship team and earned All-American honors, Golden West (Calif.) Community College and won two California State Championships and at perennial national power UCLA for one year. Salyer earned a degree in kinesiology from the University of Maryland in 2004.
Carl lives in Crofton with his Wife Jane, son Christopher and daughter Katie.
Carl started Crossfit in January 2010, and has become a Crossfit Level I Trainer in January 2013.