The Falcons earn a 15-11 conference victory over the Aggies.
Ryan Brown enters his third season as an assistant coach with the Air Force water polo team. With his arrival at the Academy, Brown brought more than a decade of experience coaching at the high school, college and national levels.
Brown has made an immediate impact on the Falcons' program, particularly at the goalkeeper position, as he coached 2013 graduate Mike Fish to second-team All-Western Water Polo Association honors. Fish, who became just the second Air Force goalie in the past nine seasons to earn all-conference accolades, was also a first-team WWPA all-tournament selection and set the Falcons' single-season record for saves per game (12.77).
Prior to his arrival at the Academy, Brown spent five years as an assistant for the USA Men's Senior National Water Polo Team, working with the program from 2006 until 2010. In 2008, Brown helped guide the U.S. team to a silver medal at the Summer Olympics in Beijing, its best showing in 20 years. Starting in 2009, Brown also served as the head coach of the USA Junior National Water Polo Team.
Brown also spent four seasons as the head women's water polo coach at the University of the Pacific prior to working with the men's national team. In 2005, he led the Tigers to their highest win total in program history. Meanwhile, Brown also served as an assistant coach for the men's team during the 2002 season and in 2003, served as the assistant men's coach for the USA World University Games team.
Brown, a two-year starting goalkeeper for the Tigers during his collegiate career, graduated from Pacific in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in business administration, while receiving his MBA from UOP in 2001. During his time at Pacific, he started a water polo club team, serving as director and head coach from 1999 until 2006.
Brown also served as the boys' youth director and head coach for the SoCal Water Polo Club, as well as an assistant coach for the boys' and girls' water polo teams at Foothill High School in Santa Ana, Calif.
Brown currently resides in Colorado Springs with his wife, Rebekah, and their sons, Reese (4) and Russell (2), along with two dogs (Dozer and Jewlz) and two cats (Wicket and Momma Kitty).