ALYSSA BIRCH - Head Water Polo Coach
The Grove City College Department of Physical Education and Athletics has announced the hiring of Alyssa Birch as its fifth head women's water polo coach in program history.

Birch will also serve as an assistant swimming and diving coach and an instructor of physical education within the department.

Birch comes to Grove City after spending the last five years at California Baptist University. She earned four letters as a member of the Cal Baptist women's water polo team from 2010 to 2014, helping CBU to a 97-50 aggregate record and recording 70 career goals and 110 career assists during her four seasons of play (2010-12, 2014).

She graduated summa cum laude from Cal Baptist in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology and recently finished her master's degree in kinesiology at CBU.

A native of Calgary, Alberta, Birch worked as an assistant coach for the Alberta Water Polo Association's provincial team from June 2010 to August 2013.