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Lancers Women's Water Polo
Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Terry Stoddard (626-585-7785)
Office: W-105C (adjacent to the Aquatic Center)

Year at PCC: 16th

Serving the last 16 years at Pasadena City College, Terry Stoddard has been the only director of the school's Aquatic Center since it came into use in 2000.

In 2014, Ariahn Givens set a new PCC single-season record for steals with 126. Later this year, Stoddard will serve as tournament director as PCC hosts the CCCAA State Water Polo Championship.

In 2012, Stoddard's Lancers produced new all-time leading scorer Makenzie Blank (168 goals in 2011-12) and single-season saves leader Shelby Gregg (279 saves). The pair were two-time, All-South Coast Conference First Team selections. The team's total of 307 steals is a new school record.

In 2007, the team took third place at the South Coast Conference Tournament, defeating a high-ranked Chaffey team that went on to reach the State Tournament. The Lancers grabbed fourth place overall in the combined regular season/tournament standings and finished above .500 overall at 14-13. That season remains the most successful year for PCC women's water polo.

In 2006-2007, Stoddard coached a pair of All-Americans who would set the school's single-season goals record. One year after Sarah Min scored 96 goals, Lybov Tchoughounova scored 105 goals in 2007 to break the goals mark. 

Stoddard also coached two-time, All-Southern California selection in goalie Hannah Hogue (2009-2010), who set school records for saves in a game and a career.

Stoddard coached the women's swim team to the school's first-ever South Coast Conference championship in 2003. Besides his tireless work as a coach for three of PCC's 16 intercollegiate teams (men's and women's swimming/diving in the Spring), Stoddard hosts several tournaments and invitationals. In water polo, every year he hosts the Pasadena Bowl Tournament and October Mini Tournament.Before coming to PCC, Stoddard served as the head coach for Rose Bowl Aquatics in Pasadena from 1992-97. On the national level, Stoddard was an assistant coach for the U.S. women's team at the Pan American Games in 1991. An adviser for the Polish Olympic swim team, he coached two medalists in Rafel Szukala (1992, silver medal, 100-yard butterfly) and Artur Wojdat (1988, bronze medal, 400-freestyle).

A club coach in Mission Viejo, Stoddard directed back-to-back U.S. junior national championship teams  for men and combined in 1986-87.

At the prep level, he coached boys water polo at Capistrano Valley High from 1978-80. In swimming, Stoddard was head coach at Buena High School (1977-78) and later a coach at Capistrano Valley from 1978-85. The Capistrano girls' team finished as CIF runner-up five times and the '81 team set a then national prep record in the 200-yard medley relay. He directed seven individual CIF champions in his tenure there.

Coach Stodddard's Swim Coaching History/Bio at link below:




Terry Stoddard


Personal Highlights

  • Married to wife Sheri, the couple have two daughters in Michelle and Dana.
  • Stoddard earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees at Eastern Kentucky University in 1976-77. He attended the college on a swim scholarship and went on to set then school records in the 200, 500, 1,000 and 1,650 freestyle events.
  • Stoddard was hired as the full-time aquatics coach at PCC in August, 1999.
  • Dana Stoddard was hired at PCC in 2006 as a full-time assistant equipment attendant
  • Sheri Stoddard teaches swim classes at the Aquatic Center



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