Menlo Park native Keith Wilbur begins his eighth season as head coach of the men's and women's water polo teams in 2009-10.
Wilbur joined Santa Clara in July 2002. In 2006 he became the all-time winningest men's water polo coach at Santa Clara, and eclipsed the 100-victory mark in 2008.
In the 2009 season, Wilbur led the men's team to its highest ever Collegiate Water Polo Association ranking of No. 10 in the nation and a third-place finish in the Western Water Polo Association Championships after falling to eventual champion Loyola Marymount in the semifinals. The Broncos also put together its best record ever, going 22-12 on the season. Jack Wall earned his second-consecutive ACWPC All-American award.
In 2008, he coached redshirt junior Jack Wall to All-American Honorable Mention honors. This was Wilbur's third consecutive All-America honoree. Wall, junior Liam Farrell, redshirt senior Chris Parolin and freshman James Case earned conference accolades. Throughout 2008, the Broncos were nationally ranked, reaching as high as No. 12 for four-consecutive weeks.
Since his first season overseeing the women's program in spring 2003, Wilbur has been behind the continued improvement of the program, highlighted by an historic 2006 campaign in which the team finished a program-best 25-8 and took third place at the WWPA Championships. That finish at the 2006 WWPA was eclipsed by the 2009 squad, who made it to the WWPA Final for the first time ever and finished second. The 2006 squad also reached No. 15 in the national rankings and utility Lindsey Baccolini became the program's first-ever Division I All-American.
Wilbur joined Santa Clara after one season on the water polo coaching staff at San Jose State University. In addition to his coaching duties for the Spartans, he coordinated recruiting efforts for a team that finished the 2002 season ranked sixth nationally.
Wilbur started his coaching career as the boys varsity water polo coach at Menlo School, where he coached four high school All-Americans and led the team to the CCS Championships three times in his four years there. Prior to his arrival, Menlo had never won a CCS playoff match.
Wilbur graduated from Princeton in 1996 with a degree in Economics. As a player, he was a team captain as a senior, leading the Tigers defensively from the cage to three Ivy League Championships and the 1992 East Coast Championships. Wilbur was also a member of the U.S. National Team in 1997-98 and competed at the 1997 World University Games in Sicily, Italy.