Head Coach: Matthew Latham
In 2014, Coach Latham was hired to guide the Men’s Water Polo program at Michigan State University. His impact was immediately felt as he guided the Spartans in 2014 to their first Big Ten championship since 2010 and a top 10 finish at the CWPA national championships while being named the 2014 Big Ten Coach of the Year. Coach Latham has high expectations and hopes to continue to lead the Spartans to compete for Big Ten and National Championships. In 2015, he guided a young Spartan squad to a 15-4-2 record.
Coach Latham brings a wealth of experience to the table, prior to joining MSU he was a long-time assistant turned head coach for the Okemos High School Varsity Boys team guiding them to a state tournament bid in 2012 (their first since 2009) and their first regional final appearance in 2012. He also is currently coaching the Okemos High School Girls Varsity team leading them to a state championship in 2014, a state runner-up finish in 2012, a top 4 finish in 2013, a pair of regional championships (2012, 2014) and district championships (2012, 2014). He has been named the Lansing State Journal Water Polo Coach of the Year three times (2012, 2014, 2015). Coach Latham is currently the head coach of the Spartan Water Polo Club, a local age group club dedicated to growing the sport of water polo in the greater Lansing region for boys and girls. He led the girls 14u program in 2013 to a bronze medal in the gold division at the national junior Olympic tournament – the first medal for the club in any age group. On top of these duties he is a USAWP Great Lakes Zone ODP Boys head coach, and serves on the board of the Michigan Water Polo Association and USAWP Midwest Zone. He currently resides in East Lansing and works as a CPA at a local accounting firm in Lansing.
If you would like more information on the team or playing at Michigan State, do not hesitate contact Coach Latham.