Please reach out to any of our Executive Board members with questions, or email pennstatemenswaterpolo@gmail.com

Todd Roth-Coach

Todd Roth, who was recently named CWPA Mid-Atlantic Division Coach of the Year for the second consecutive year, is a Penn State Alumnus – he played water polo at Penn State from 1992-1997.  He has been coaching swimming and water polo at many levels since 1992.  Todd has been coaching Penn State water polo officially since 2012 – some years as more of a coach, and some years as more of an advisor, depending on the teams' wishes. Todd is the Aquatics Supervisor for Centre Region Parks & Recreation, overseeing all aquatic facilities, programs, and events in the State College area.  He also teaches RPTM 390 at PSU as an adjunct professor. He has three daughters (the oldest is currently a sophomore at PSU) and enjoys the outdoors. 

Chadd Crump-Coach

Chadd Crump has been playing, coaching, and officiating water polo in the Philadelphia area since 1986. He played high school water polo at Germantown Academy, and played for Annapolis as a member of the 17U Junior Olympic National Championship Team in 1990, which remains the only team outside of California to win Junior Olympics. He played collegiate water polo at Johns Hopkins University and was the first water polo player inducted into the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011. In recent years,  Chadd has been an assistant coach at both Wissahickon High School and Maverick Water Polo club.

Ryan McLaughlin - President

Ryan McLaughlin is a Junior from Blue Bell, PA studying Economics with a minor in Energy, Business, and Finance, and has 12 years of water polo experience. He attended La Salle College High School, where he was named Pennsylvania MVP "Mr. Water Polo" his senior year.  Upon high school graduation, he played his first year of collegiate polo for the Division-1 United States Air Force Academy, picking up WWPA Freshman of the Week honors. Since joining our club, he was named CWPA 2023 Mid-Atlantic Division MVP. When not in McCoy Natatorium, Ryan is a member of Air Force ROTC and is involved with his professional business fraternity, Phi Gamma Nu.

Danny Crump - Vice President

Danny Crump is currently a Sophomore from Blue Bell, PA studying Finance with a minor in International Business, and has been playing water polo for 9 years. A four-year starter at Wissahickon High School, he was a 3-time Pennsylvania All-State recipient, and was named 1st team All-State and a NISCA All-American his senior year.  He also swam and played baseball in high school. At the club level, he competed for Maverick Water Polo, traveling to both Texas and California for Junior Olympic tournaments. Outside of the water, he participates in a THON committee and enjoys rooting for Philadelphia sports teams. He is thrilled to join the exec board to schedule tournaments, engage with alumni, and give back to the sport that he loves!

Louis Porter - Treasurer

Louis Porter is a Junior studying Finance from King of Prussia, PA. He has 9 years of both water polo and swimming experience, and played for both Maverick Water Polo club and Germantown Academy under head coach Mike Koziol. At Germantown Academy, Louis was named to the All Inter-Ac League team his senior year. At Penn State, he was recently named All-MAWPC Honorable Mention for the 2023 season. Outside of the pool, Louis can be found studying financial markets, playing basketball, skiing, golfing, and as a member of Greek life through his fraternity, Alpha Gamma Rho. He is excited to get to work as our treasurer for the upcoming year.

Evan Kready - Secretary

Evan Kready is currently a Junior studying Nuclear Engineering from Elizabethtown, PA, where he attended Elizabethtown Area High School. He has been playing water polo since his freshman year at Penn State, and also swam during his high school days. Currently one of our team captains, Evan has established himself as a solid leader of our program, and is consistently at every single practice, even during offseason workouts. As secretary, Evan is in charge of our team merchandise, service hours, and seminars, and he hopes to continue to keep our team active and in good spirits. When not in the pool, he is involved with the American Nuclear Society, and enjoys snowboarding and cooking in his free time.

Garrick Zheng - THON Chair

Garrick Zheng is a Junior from State College, PA studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He has been a member of our club for 3 years and has over 14 years of swim experience, many of which with Nittany Lion Aquatic Club. From our very own State College, PA, Garrick attended State College Area High School, where he was a district and state qualifying swimmer in the 200 IM and 100 Butterfly. Outside of the water, Garrick currently researches host-microbe interactions in the gut microbiome. His post-college dreams are to attend medical school and study sports medicine and orthopedics. As one of our THON chairs, he is responsible for organizing fundraisers, t-shirt orders, family events and more. In his free time he enjoys watching sci-fi movies and TV shows, working out and promoting a fitness lifestyle, video games, and playing backyard football.

Will Ulmer - THON Chair

Will Ulmer, more commonly known as Mr. Will, is a Junior Enterprise Technology Integration major from right here in State College, PA. He has more than 10 years of swim experience. At State College Area High School, Will was a varsity swimmer, and was named an All-American as a member of the 200 Freestyle Relay. He joined PSU water polo as a freshman, and served as one of our captains last year, helping to coordinate practices, swim sets, and drills. As one of our THON chairs, Will is dedicated to making THON run smoothly and continue to be the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. In his free time, Will can be found running the scoreboards for Penn State sporting events and concerts.