Richard Corso is Head Coach of the US Mens Water Polo team. He also serves as Head Olympic Coach at the 1996 Games. Corso assumed head coaching responsibilities after the 1992 Olympics.
From 1990 to 1992 he served as head coach of the Canadian National Team. Corso was head coach of the US National Junior Team from 1984-1988. In 1984, he was Assistant Olympic Team Coach for the silver medal winning US squad. Corso was assistant coach of both swimming and water polo at UCLA from 1978 to 1985. He was head water polo coach at Yale in 1977 and assistant coach at Stanford Water Polo Foundation in 1976.
In addition to his National Team duties, Corso has been head water polo coach at Harvard Westlake School in North Hollywood, CA for 11 years and was recognized as the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) "Coach of the Year" in 1987, 1988 and 1991.
He also is coach of the Harvard Water Polo Foundation in Los Angeles, where his team won three Indoor National Championship titles (1989-1991) and two outdoor National Championship titles (1989 & 1990).
In order to coach the Olympic team full time, Corso has taken a leave of absence from the Foundation and Harvard-Westlake school. Corso received his masters of science in Kinesiology from California State University, Northridge in 1981. He earned his bachelor of arts in Physical Education from Southern Connecticut State University in 1977. He lives in Van Nuys, CA with his wife Catherine and daughters Meredith and Meghan. Corso was born May 4, 1954 in Flushing, NY and raised in East Hartford, CT.