Congratulations to Kimberley Pare, MWPA’s West Regional Coach of the Year!
Head Coach of EGR Girl’s Water Polo, Kimberley Pare, has been selected by Michigan Water Polo Association as West Regional Coach of the Year. After taking over the program in 2016, Kim led the team to a winning season, in part by emphasizing both team work and defensive play. The strength of this combination was realized at the Conference Championship, where from down 3-6 at the half, Kim coached the team to overtime victory which then propelled them to a berth at the State Championship for the first time in 4 years. The team placed 8th in Michigan, ending the season with a 23-15 win-loss record. Kim is a graduate of EGRHS where she earned All America honors in both water polo and swimming. She went on to play water polo at Villanova University and thereafter coached on the East Coast before returning to East Grand Rapids. She is assisted by Justin Hulsebus, Head Coach of EGR Boy’s Water Polo, and Christina Westveer.