When Ted Bresnahan agreed to take his Gilman School water polo team to Johns Hopkins University for a scrimmage nearly 30 years ago, the coach had no idea that decision would change his life.
"Back then, there weren't as many NCAA rules," Bresnahan said, "so Hopkins called and asked us to come over and scrimmage with them. I think we beat them like 13-3."
That showing by Bresnahan's team was enough to convince George Kennedy, the legendary Hopkins swim coach, to contact Bresnahan and see if he was interested in coaching water polo and helping with the swimming program at Johns Hopkins. Bresnahan said yes, and 27 years later he is still coaching at Hopkins.