Jacob Medina enters his seventh year as the head coach of the women’s water polo program.
In six seasons, Medina has a career record of 143-86, never experiencing a losing season and posting at least 22 wins in five of six seasons. In 2011, he led the Lancers to a school-record 28 wins and their fourth consecutive NAIA Invitational title.
This past season, while playing a challenging schedule that featured 12 nationally-ranked teams, including six in the Top 10, and redshirting some of their top players, the Lancers finished 18-17 overall but were 17-8 over the course of their final 25 games. It was the Lancers' sixth straight winning season in Medina's six seasons at the helm. They were ranked No. 18 in the preseason poll.
In 2012, playing arguably their toughest schedule ever, Medina led the Lancers to a 24-11 record and a final ranking of No. 19 in the nation. CBU scored wins over four ranked or receiving votes teams on the season and all of the Lancers' losses came to ranked opponents including five to Top 5 teams.
In 2008, Medina wasted no time helping both the men's and women's programs to a then school-record 27 wins and a championship in both inaugural NAIA Water Polo Invitationals in his first season in 2008. The first-year head coach led the Lancer women to a school-record 15 straight victories during the season. He assisted with the men's program.
The 2009 season was loaded with top 20 teams. Medina’s women’s team took on 13 teams ranked inside the top 20 and finished the season winning their second straight NAIA Women’s Water Polo Invitational. His 2009 team also set individual single-season records in goals scored, steals and saves.
In 2010, Medina led the Lancers to a 24-16 mark.
Medina spent the 2006 season as the men’s water polo head coach at Miramar Junior College in San Diego, Calif. He also coached the North San Diego Stars Water Polo Club before coming to CBU.
In addition to his duties at Miramar, Medina spent six seasons as an assistant men’s and women’s water polo coach at Vista (Calif.) High School where he helped lead the girl’s program to an Avocado League championship and an appearance in the CIF-San Diego Section finals in 2006.
Medina earned a bachelor’s in philosophy from Redlands in 2004 in addition to a master’s degree in physical education from Azusa Pacific in 2007. He is also certified as a strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
As a player at Redlands, he earned NCAA Academic All-America Honors. He also played two seasons at Palomar Junior College, earning All-Pacific Coast Conference honors.
Medina married Ashley Baldridge July 18, 2008, and they have four children.