SALEM, W.V. -- Rob Bullion recently assumed duties as the head men's and women's water polo coach at Salem International University,
A 2011 graduate of Gannon University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, he replaces longtime coach, SIU Director of Athletics and his father Keith Bullion.
"I would like to thank Chancellor Brooks for the opportunity to coach here at Salem," said Rob Bullion. "It has always been my goal to one day coach the game that I love."
During his career with the Golden Knights, Bullion posted 28 goals, 18 assists and 37 steals a, including career highs of 10 goals, seven assists and 14 steals during his senior campaign in 2010.
"Rob’s playing experience is valuable to us as we try to develop and rebuild our programs here at SIU," Keith Bullion said. "He has been around the game for most of his sporting life, he has benefitted from outstanding coaches at the Empire State Games, various youth leagues and Coach Sherman’s guidance at Gannon. His first-hand knowledge of Salem and the teams in the CWPA conference will greatly benefit him."
A native of Tonawanda, N.Y. and a graduate of Kenmore East High School, he comes from a rich heritage of water polo and, in particular, Salem International University. His father guided the SIU Tigers Men’s Water Polo team to the CWPA Eastern Division II Championship in 2004 and a berth in the Eastern Championship Tournament.
"I play to win," said Rob Bullion. "There is no doubt that Salem has a rich tradition in athletics and my job is to get this program competitive year in and year out.