Aggies resume WWPA play in home finale against Fresno Pacific
Trent Calder, a 2008 All-American at California and most recently the assistant coach at Brown, returned to his home state to become Daniel Leyson's top aide in the spring of 2017. He will assist in all aspects of the program, including recruiting and operations.
Originally from Chino Hills, California, Calder served three seasons at Brown as a director of operations, assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. In 2014, the Bears won their first Eastern Conference championship in 30 years and made their first NCAA postseason appearance since 1985. A year later, Brown won the Ivy League title and went undefeated in league play for the first time in program history. Then in 2016, Calder helped guide the program to a 22-8 record and the inaugural Northern Water Polo Conference crown.
In his three-year tenure with the Bears, six players earned ACWPC All-America accolades, including two-time honoree Will Klein, who also garnered conference Player of the Year distinction.
As a collegiate student-athlete, Calder won back-to-back NCAA championships at Cal in 2006 and 2007. He served as the Golden Bears' team captain in his final two seasons, and added All-America honorable mention as a senior. Calder scored 33 goals in each of his junior and senior years, adding a team-best 34 combined field blocks during that span. He subsequently played for the USA Senior National Team in 2009, representing his country at the World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia.
On the club scene, Calder coached with the Lamorinda Water Polo Club as an assistant for the boys 14-18 squads. Wit the 16's he compiled a 44-0 regular-season record and won the gold medal at the 2011 Junior Olympics, Club Championships, and Kap7 Invitational. In 2012-13, Calder assumed the helm as the 18-and-under head coach, guiding the program to a bronze at the 2013 Junior Olympics.