Paragon Awards Presented By
Richard McCoy, President, Mikasa Sports
2003 Paragon Award / Water Polo
Richard McCoy attended Principia College in Illinois. After graduation, he worked three years for a national youth organization in Colorado. He later spent three years as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, specializing in amphibious landing crafts.
He joined Mikasa Sports USA in 1976, and has served as President for the past 15 years. Being a lifelong surfer and swimmer from La Jolla, California, he has directed his company’s efforts to the sport of water polo. Emphasis is placed on the development of new and improved water polo products, and he has established supplier contracts with FINA, USA Water Polo and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. For a 12-year period, Mikasa has been a long-term, official corporate sponsor of United States Water Polo and has helped to raise the level of visibility in the sports community.