Robert Lynn went by two titles when he was introduced Sunday at Newport Harbor High.
The announcer, Matt McLaren, referred to Lynn as U.S. men's water polo assistant coach and mastermind of the three-day pre-Olympic water polo showcase that ends Monday.
The Americans' 12-9 win over Hungary featured just about everything Lynn had envisioned. The pool deck was rocking with chants of U-S-A, fans waved white towels for Team USA and the place sold out. An estimated 1,700 fans watched the game at Newport Harbor.
Four sets of bleachers surrounding the pool were filled. A standing-room-only area was set up and there were a few who sat on top of a wall to catch the action. NBC Sports televised the game.
It seemed as if everyone and anyone who is associated with water polo attended the game. Team USA did not disappoint and the fans continually showed the U.S. men love throughout.