Adam Krikorian, born July 22, 1974, is the head coach of the United States women’s national water polo team. He has won 14 NCAA national championships as player, assistant coach, and head coach at UCLA. He remains on the staff of the UCLA men’s water polo team as Associate Head Coach.
During his senior year in high school, he was named All-America after scoring 113 goals. He helped his team to a National Junior Olympic championship. He led UCLA to its first NCAA Championship in 23 years (1995). While at UCLA, Krikorian scored 76 goals and was a four-year letterwinner (1992–1995), was named the second-team All-America and All-MPSF honoree in 1995, and became the captain of the UCLA team in 1994 and 1995. In 2009, Krikorian was named NCAA Division I Coach of the Year for the fifth consecutive season and sixth time overall by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC).
As the head coach of the USA Women’s Water Polo Team, Krikorian coached his team to the gold medal at the World Championships in Rome, Italy on July 31, 2009, defeating Canada, 6-5. In October 2011, Adam led the team to the gold medal at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. This year’s Summer Olympics in London saw his team take gold, defeating Spain 8-5.