Tessa Bailey-Findley enters her second season in 2014 as the Assistant Coach for the Villanova water polo team. Despite having graduated college only a year ago in 2012, Bailey-Findley brings extensive playing and coaching knowledge to the Wildcats.
As a player, Bailey-Findley was a four-year starter at Occidental College from 2008-12. She ended each season with accolades, including Second Team All-Division III, Second Team All-Sciac and Honorable Mention All-Sciac. As a senior in 2012, Bailey-Findley was the second-highest goal scorer for the Tigers and she ranked ninth in steals across all water polo divisions. She was awarded the 2012 Roy Dennis Scholar Athlete of the Year award.
Bailey-Findley has coached at Glendale High School and Canyon High School, both in California.
A native of Anaheim Hills, Calif., Bailey-Findley graduated from Occidental in 2012 with a degree in Diplomacy and World Affairs and Chinese Language.