Terry is a four-time Olympian in the sport of water polo.
He was a member of Team USA during the Olympic boycott in 1980. After the boycott, Terry re-focused on his Olympic dream and became the captain of Team USA. In 1984 and 1988 he led the team to Olympic silver medals.
He retired in 1988 and then made a comeback in 1990. Dr. Terry was again named Captain of the water polo team for the 1992 Olympic Games. Team USA placed fourth in water polo Barcelona.
Dr. Terry Schroeder was named the “Player of the World” in 1981 and 1985 in the sport of water polo. He was also selected to be the model for the Olympic torso that stands out in front of the Los Angeles Coliseum.
In addition, he was selected by the captains of all the sports represented in Seoul, Korea to carry the flag for Team USA in the Closing Ceremonies of the 1988 games.
He has been the head coach for water polo at Pepperdine University since 1986. In 1997 his Pepperdine team won the NCAA championship and his teams have consistently been ranked in the top 5 in the country. Terry was named the Head Coach for the USA Olympic Water Polo Team in 2007. At the time the US team was ranked 9th in the world and in a state of disarray. The team made a remarkable run and won the silver medal. This was the first Olympic medal for USA Water Polo in 20 years.
He also was the head coach for the USA team in the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Dr. Schroeder also enjoys speaking and inspiring people with the life lessons he has learned as a world class athlete and as a leading collegiate and Olympic Coach. A Santa Barbara native, Dr. Terry Schroeder is a third generation chiropractor. He is a 1981 Magna Cum Laude Sports Medicine graduate of Pepperdine University and a 1986 Cum Laude graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. He was the 1986 Chiropractic Student of the Year and the 1988 Palmer Chiropractic Alumni of the Year. Dr. Terry Schroeder has been married to his wife Lori for 29 years. Lori is also a chiropractor. The Schroeder’s have owned a successful family chiropractic office in Westlake Village, CA for the past 30 years. Drs. Terry and Lori have two children; Leanna and Sheridan.