Sunday, May 31, 2015

Mr. Predmore's Class Trip to Japan



For the most part we know Kurt Predmore as the Head Water Polo Coach for St. Andrews. Kurt is also a teacher at Lake Worth High with a goal & dream for his students. Please click the link below and make these kids dreams come true.


Kurt Predmore






Vogel Brothers

Thursday, May 28, 2015

New York Athletic Club 2015



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Princeton Class of 2015



Overall Record 119-19
Dade County Standout Ashley Hatcher (Miami Country Day)







Ultimate Way To Fold Your Water Polo T-Shirts





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BY THE WAY.....





The SoFlo Water Polo Blog was 4 years old this month!

Hopefully we have helped with the growth of water polo in some small way as well as getting college recruiters attention for the fortunate few who have the ability to play at the collegiate level.

Regardless, it's been fun raising hell with the people who deserve it.

And rest assured we're not done yet.




A History of Water Polo in South Florida / The First Two Decades 1960-1979





FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- In 1960 a young coach, Cav Cavanaugh, brought his family to South Florida and began coaching swimming at Coral Park High School in Miami.  As a part of the team’s training, they did water polo drills, thus beginning the introduction of Water Polo into the area.
Other swimming coaches in the Miami area – Al Sheeler, Sheeler-Winston Swim Club; Archie Chesneau, Coral Gables Swim Club; Larry Holley, North Miami Beach Swim Club; and Mike Burdges, Hialeah Swim Club – to name a few – saw the benefits of water polo as a component of their swimming club programs and began to incorporate it.  Games between these clubs started in the early ‘60s.
At about the same time another young man immigrated to the United States from Holland and settled in Ft. Lauderdale.  Rob de Vust was a Dutch National Team player and began a water polo club at the Swimming Hall of Fame pool.
At this time the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) was the National governing body for ALL sports.  Each sport had their own committees, but they were all under the AAU’s umbrella.  One of the benefits of this was that once an athlete paid to participate in a sport, for just $1 more, you could add another sport and so on.  In this way, many boys and girls who were swimmers could, for $1.00, participate in water polo.  It was a very good deal.
My family has 8mm movies of the first South Florida Water Polo Clinic, held at Victory Pool in North Miami Beach, where my brother Larry Krauser and I were introduced to the sport of water polo.  There were at least 50 kids, and we were taught the egg beater kick, how to swim with a ball, how to pass, and how to shoot.  It was an all-day affair, and we LOVED it.  Playing water polo was a break from swimming laps, it was hard work, and it kept us in the pool.  My mother saw it as a win-win situation.
As the ‘60s continued, the pace of water polo in South Florida exploded.  There were high schools playing as well as club teams.  Many of the top swimmers in the area were enjoying water polo as a conditioner for swimming as well as the fun of playing a team sport.  As the sport started taking off, a number of the local swimming coaches saw it as a THREAT to their programs.  Led by Jack Nelson at Ft. Lauderdale Swim Association, these coaches started to bad mouth water polo and tried to keep their swimmers from playing.  With the initial group of athletes, this didn’t work, but with the younger swimmers and their parents, the local swim coaches ingrained in them that water polo was a detriment to swimming.  However, many of those swimmers did play water polo on the sly, and it never seemed to hurt their swimming.
In 1967, a couple of events put Florida Water Polo on the map.  The first State High School Water Polo Championships were held.  This competition featured teams from Dade County including Coral Park, coached by Cav Cavanaugh; Palmetto, Errol Seegars and later Vince Santostefano; North Miami, Terri Greene; Miami, George Duggan;  Carol City, Henry Adams;  Coral Gables, Cullen Bullock; and Miami Springs, Bill Diaz.   Broward County teams were Nova,  Glenn Kaye; and South Broward, Hal Boylan.  Palm Beach County had St. Andrews, Terry Carlisle.   The winners of this inaugural event were Ransom Everglades in the Girls and Palmetto for the Boys.  If I’m not mistaken, Florida was the first state to play girls’ high school water polo.
Also in 1967, the Women’s Senior National Championships were held in Miami at the Young Women’s Hebrew Association pool and were run by Cav Cavanaugh.  I happened to play in this championship and remember that our team came in 5th.  The winner was Northern Virginia Aquatic Club, with Cav Cavanaugh’s Coral Park team placing 2nd. 
In 1968, Terry Carlisle’s team from St. Andrews beat Coral Park in the Boys’ State Champion-ships held at Tamiami Park pool.  I’m not sure who won the Girls’ crown.
Our girls’ team at Ft. Lauderdale was an interesting group.  As I mentioned earlier, Rob de Vust was the coach of the team.  However, he refused to coach girls.  His only interest was in the boys.  We trained in the diving well of the Swimming Hall of Fame pool.  My female teammates and I would sit on the side and watch the boys do a drill, and then we would get in the other end of the pool and do it ourselves.  Basically, we learned to play the game by watching the boys and then trying to duplicate it.
All of us, girls and boys, were the top swimmers in Ft. Lauderdale.  Most of us were National age group swimming champions, both individually and on relays.  So we had the swimming part down.  I remember my best friend, Barb Law, was a terrific breaststroker who had legs “up to her armpits” and arms “down to her knees.”  She also had a mean egg-beater kick and was our goalie.  Some of the younger girls were pretty fast so they played offense.  Me, I defended “hole.”  At this time we, the girls, played a half-court game where there were forwards (3) and defenders (3).  I was able to steal the ball from most of the opposing girls playing “hole,” but then I had to throw it.  It wasn’t that I couldn’t throw a ball; it was that I wore glasses before they made soft contact lenses.  Thus I was never quite certain if I was throwing it to the right color cap!
Our boys group in Ft. Lauderdale fared much better than the girls did. Over the Christmas holidays in 1968, they went to a tournament in Puerto Rico, which started their International competition.  In 1969, Rob de Vust took them to The Netherlands for training and games, where they were very successful.  Also in 1969, the first National Junior Olympics were held in Des Moines, Iowa, organized by Bob Helmick.  Our 15U boys’ team, including my brother and some of the parents, my mom included, drove to the tournament.  Ft. Lauderdale became the first Boys Junior Olympic Champions, with Des Moines placing 2nd and Chicago 3rd.  Two of the boys from that FL team, Larry Krauser and Buddy Orland, continue to play and are currently on the 55+ KAOS team that placed 2nd at the recent World Masters Championships in Sweden.  They’ve been passing the ball to each other for over 40 years.
While the players and coaches were improving, we were also developing referees.  My father, who played football in high school, wasn’t a swimmer.  In fact, he walked on the bottom of the pool.  It didn’t matter how deep the pool was, he was walking on the bottom.  He never really got “into” our swimming careers, but when we started playing water polo, a team sport, he got involved with refereeing along with some of the other fathers.  The mothers would work the table, and it was quite a family affair for many of us.
The highlight of my father’s refereeing was at the Men’s Senior National Outdoor Championships in 1971.  This event was held at the Swimming Hall of Fame pool in Ft. Lauderdale right after the Pan-American Games in Cali, Columbia.  My family hosted the two neutral referees from those games, Abe Fuchs from Belgium and Mateo Mangeot from Spain.  They refereed our Nationals along with my dad and Mr. O’Laughlin, another parent from our team.  The most exciting team at the Nationals was Ft. Lauderdale.  With mostly high school age players, they placed 2nd to the New York Athletic Club.  NYAC was a team of older players who played “old style” with each player having a “spot” in the pool.  They passed the ball from one to the other with “a little bit of swimming.”  The Ft. Lauderdale team swam up and down the pool, all 6 players, and almost pulled out what would have been the biggest upset in water polo.
This group of players from Ft. Lauderdale continued playing together for many years, competing at local, national, and international events.  One in particular occurred in 1975 when they went down to Caracas, Venezuela, and placed 2nd to the local team in another International event.
The 1970s saw the emergence of Women’s Water Polo in South Florida as the best in the nation at that time.  Being able to use girls who were strong swimmers was a big help to the teams.
In 1971, Cullen Bullock took the Coral Gables girls’ and boys’ 15U teams to Albuquerque for the Junior Olympic Championships.  The girls placed 1st, beating Chuck Hines’ Asheville YMCA team from North Carolina 8-6 for the gold.  CG’s Kathy Horne was the tournament MVP.  The CG boys placed third.  At the Women’s Junior Nationals that year, the team from Hialeah, coached by Mike Burdges, upset Coral Gables 10-9 to win the championship.  The big event in ’71 was the Women’s Senior Nationals, held at the Univ. of Miami pool.  The Palmetto Barracudas, coached by Vince Santostefano, won over a 9-team field that included entries from Coral Gables, Coral Park, Hialeah, Sheridan Swim Club of Illinois, Northern Virginia, Cincinnati, and Asheville.  Lead-ing Palmetto were All-Americans Diane Irwin, Jackie Kayser, Robin Matley and Marcia Pope.      
By 1972, the team from Palmetto had disbanded, and at the Women’s Senior Outdoor National Championships hosted by Asheville, Coral Gables placed 1st with Hialeah taking 2nd.  At the Women’s Senior Indoor Nationals held at Cincinnati, Coral Gables again was the winner.
In 1973, the Junior Olympics were held at Ransom School in Coconut Grove with North Dade Y taking 3rd in the Girls’ division, behind Northern Virginia and Asheville.  Ken McGartlin, director at North Dade, had recruited Mike Burdges from Hialeah to coach the Y girls and build a potent program there, which he did.
The 1973 Women’s Senior Outdoors was again held in Asheville, and Coral Gables, now being coached by Billy Burrell, continued their winning streak.  Fresno from Calif. took the runner-up spot, followed in order by North Dade, Asheville, Northern Virginia, and Cincinnati.  At the Senior Indoors, again held in Cincinnati, Coral Gables won their fourth Women’s Senior National Championship in a row!  Cincinnati was 2nd, Asheville 3rd, and Anaheim, Calif., 4th, with other entries including Ann Arbor, Lexington from Kentucky, Northern Virginia, and the Cincinnati ‘B’ team.  Leading Coral Gables to their four straight national titles were All-Americans Kathy Horne, Karen Bruce, Jenny Thompson, and Sallie Thomas, aided by Shawn Doyle, Dorothy Swanko, and goalies Sue Thompson and Sue Winston.      
In 1974, at the Women’s Senior Outdoor Championships held in Fresno, Calif., the North Dade Y, coached by Mike Burdges, upset the field and won the championship.  Anaheim was 2nd, Coral Gables 3rd, Asheville 4th, Fresno 5th, and Modesto 6th.  Members of the victorious North Dade squad were Cathy Burch, goalie Heather Cairns, Connie Eakins, Nancy Jana, Judy Johnson, Debbie Meekins, and MVP Lynn Pringle.     
In 1975, the Coral Gables, North Dade, and North Miami women’s teams combined forces and competed together as a unit representing North Miami Beach.  Coached by Jeff Smith and with eight All-Americans on their roster, they were a powerhouse. The local newspaper reported that “the team, ranging in ages from 16 to 21, won five games in the Senior Nationals at Ashe-ville, scoring a total of 90 goals.  The only close game for North Miami Beach was against Ashe-ville in the finals, which NMB won 10-8.  Coach Smith said the score was running 1-1 at the end of the first quarter, 3-3 at halftime, then 6-5 at the conclusion of the third period before the NMB team took over. ‘We were a bit more experienced,’ he said, ‘and maybe in better shape.’”
There was also a separate Miami team that played in the Women’s Senior Nationals at Ashe-ville, coached by Larry Holley, with the top players being young Tina Holley, who was just 12, and Rose Castillo, Bunny Muscara, Robin Wingate, and Bonnie Hudson.
Also in 1975, the North Miami 15U girls’ water polo team, coached by Gary Besbris, took a trip to the Junior Olympics in Toledo, Ohio, where they placed 3rd behind Tucson, Arizona, and Asheville.  All-Americans from that team were Julie Singleton, Laura Park, and Cheryl Shippee.  The North Miami Beach 15U boys’ team also competed in the Junior Olympics at Toledo, with a young Mike Greenwald competing.  Coaches Larry Holley and Skip Hallquist were instrumental in the successes of NMB at that time.  In 1976, they qualified for and attended the Junior Olym-pics at Albuquerque.  Their boys’ and girls’ teams traveled in a chartered Greyhound bus from Miami to New Mexico.    
There was more traveling to compete in 1976.  The Ft. Lauderdale women’s water polo team, which now had a coach of their own, Larry Krauser, traveled to Quebec, where they stayed with the local team members and spent time sightseeing and playing water polo.  Some of the top players for Ft. Lauderdale were Lil Hermes, Beth Wotton, Nancy Wright, Kathi Karageorges, and Chris Bloese, who continues to compete at the Masters level.
Also in 1976, the NMB women’s team journeyed out to Honolulu for the Women’s Senior Out-door Championships.  This was their final appearance on the national scene.
In 1977, a team from GO Water Polo, started and coached by Lee Childs in Cooper City, played in the Junior Olympic Championships held at Victory Pool in North Miami Beach.  The girls placed 3rd.  The NMB boys’ teams competed in both the 15U and 17U age groups, with the 17U team placing 3rd.  In the 15U age group, GO Water Polo also had a boys’ team that placed high.
Right after this tournament, the Women’s Senior Nationals were contested at the Swimming Hall of Fame Pool and GO again competed as did Ft. Lauderdale.  In the same year, the Girls’ Junior Nationals were held in Asheville, with a team representing North Miami, coached by Shawn O’Rourke, placing 1st and GO 2nd.  There was an additional International division con-tested during this event which was won by Ste-Foy from Quebec, with Asheville 2nd, North Miami 3rd, GO 4th, and Houston 5th.
In 1978, the GO girls traveled to The Woodlands, Texas, for the Junior Nationals, where they placed 2nd to Commerce, Calif. The NMB boys’ 15U and 17U teams again qualified and attended the Junior Olympics held in Berkeley, Calif., where the 17U’s came in 4th.   An all-star women’s team from South Florida coached by Shawn O’Rourke and Larry Krauser competed in the Senior Nationals in 1978 at Pittsburgh and in 1979 at Long Beach. 
Also in 1979, Larry Krauser was the first player from Florida selected by Coach Monte Nitzkow-ski to our United States Men’s National Team.  Larry and his wife moved to the Irvine, Calif. area, and he played at the highest level until the Government decided not to field a team in the 1980 Olympics.
Meanwhile, at the 1979 Junior Olympics, held at the Commerce Aquatic Center in Calif., there was quite a bit of controversy.  The controversy was over National team members competing in the JOs without being properly registered.  Also, the team from Hawaii was disqualified by the tournament committee after the event.  The outcome of the tournament saw the North Miami girls, coached by Gary Besbris, placing 3rd in both the 15U and 18U divisions.  The North Miami boys’ 18U team qualified for this tournament and placed 2nd, beating teams from Commerce and Newport Beach, Calif., and Texas, and elsewhere. They were leading the title game with Concord, Calif., at the half, but lost in the end.
During the late 70s, Florida had a number of women players who were members of the Na-tional Teams.  Kathy Horne, Lil Hermes, and Nancy Wright were on the Senior Women’s Team and Barbara Meisenholder, Lee Ann Bounds, and Beth Wotton were on the Junior National team.  These players represented the United States in International competitions that turned out to be the beginning of women’s water polo worldwide. 
Many of our men who grew up and played during the ‘60s and ‘70s in Florida went on to play water polo in college – Bill Burrell Jr. at Foothill Community College; Randy Wilkins at Stanford; Larry Krauser at Purdue; Buddy Orland at Yale; Mike Greenwald, Tony Korvick, and Robert Sparks at Loyola University of Chicago; Lonnie Finkel and Jim Oppenborn at UCLA; Ed Hirsh at USC; Rick Solomon at Cal- Berkeley; Peter Kaufman at Brown; Mark Holley at Texas A&M; Ted Bresnahan and Bobby Arnold at Kentucky; Doug Malcolm at Ohio State; Dirk Jordan and Joe Wotton at Air Force; and Mark Shulman and Brian Saul at Slippery Rock.
Looking back on those days has been quite a journey.  My thanks to Cav Cavanaugh, Gary Besbris, Mike Greenwald, Jeff Smith, Larry Krauser, Chuck Hines, Ted Bresnahan and Nancy Horton for their help with names/dates/events.  I’m sure there are many more stories from this era, and I welcome any additions/changes to this article.  

-Janice Krauser




SEEKING A WATER POLO COACHING POSITION? CHECK OUT THE POSTINGS ON THE COLLEGIATE WATER POLO ASSOCIATION SITE





BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- There are currently several coaching positions open in the ranks of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Collegiate Clubs on the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) website.
Positions are listed by the date they were released for publication and could be in the process of being filled at this time.  Applicants should check with the hiring institution regarding the availability of the position.
Additional jobs will be posted on the Collegiate Water Polo Association Employment Opportunities page throughout the year.  Individuals should check the page often for the latest postings, including collegiate club jobs.

COLLEGIATE CLUB JOBS

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SEEKS MEN'S WATER POLO "B" TEAM COACH (JANUARY 17, 2015)

The University of Michigan men's collegiate club program is currently seeking a head coach for the institution's "B" team.
Primarily a volunteer position, with a minimal payment based on experience of between $250-$1,000 the position is responsible for the following:
  • Develop new and inexperienced players
  • Lead and attend B team practices and games
  • Assist in the planning of the A team’s game strategy
Playing and/or coaching experience preferred, but not required.
Interested parties should contact Ben Hubbard, head coach of the Michigan club team, at hubbbenj@umich.edu.
The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.



VARSITY JOBS

CARTHAGE COLLEGE SEEKS HEAD WOMEN'S WATER POLO COACH (MAY 25, 2015)

Carthage College, located in Kenosha, Wisc., seeks a part-time head women's water polo coach.
Job responsibilities for the position include:
  • Match and practice coaching and preparation
  • Student-athlete recruitment
  • Budget management/fundraising
  • Scheduling in cooperation with the Collegiate Water Polo Association
Requirements for the position:
Bachelor's Degree Required, Master's Degree preferred.  Collegiate water polo participation and/or successful high school, club or collegiate water polo coaching experience.

Qualified candidates must email a letter of interest, resume, names and phone numbers of at least three references and unofficial college transcripts to: Dr. Robert Bonn, Director of Athletics, at rbonn@carthage.edu.

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-NORTHRIDGE SEEKS ASSISTANT WOMEN'S WATER POLO COACH (MAY 20, 2015)

California State University-Northridge seeks an assistant women's water polo coach.
Responsibilities for this position will include assisting the head coach in day-to-day operations of the women’s water polo program. Specifically, assist with skill training, competitive coaching and recruiting. Understand and model the Athletic Department goals as set forth by the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a job related field.  Minimum of three years of experience in collegiate coaching preferred.  Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.  Ability to multi-task, be self-motivated, highly organized, pay close attention to detail, work effectively in a diverse university, community and athletic department environment.
To apply, CLICK HERE.
The Cal State-Northridge Athletic Department empowers more than 350 student-athletes and staff to achieve comprehensive excellence both on and off the field in 19 intercollegiate sports through a diverse and inclusive educational experience. The Matadors are members of the Big West Conference, their colors are red, white and black and the “Rise of the Matadors” campaign pays tribute to the rich tradition and culture of CSUN Athletics.
Serving more than 40,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest universities in the United States, and it has an impact to match its size. Money Magazine recently named CSUN one of the top ten values in all of higher education, and the Social Mobility Index ranked CSUN fifth in the nation for elevating its students’ economic and social well-being.
CSUN ranks 10th in the country in awarding bachelor’s degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth nationally in awarding master’s degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. CSUN’s 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the globe and attracts the largest international student population of any U.S. master’s level institution. Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is a welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and student success.
CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, active learning and diversity. Our values include a respect for all people, building alliances with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and we value the diversity of all of our students and the campus community. CSUN actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented students.
As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, CSUN strives to create a community in which a diverse population can work, teach and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights of each individual. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, medical information, marital status, or veteran status.
For more information about the University, go to: http://www.csun.edu/. At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY SEEKS WATER POLO COACH (MAY 18, 2015)

The Head Coach for Water Polo is responsible for providing Christian leadership principles to a successful Men’s and Women’s Water Polo program within the framework of the mission of the University and the Intercollegiate Athletic Department. In addition, the Head Coach is to establish an environment in which student-athletes develop as well as mature spiritually, academically, socially and athletically with the purpose of each performer and team reaching their maximum potential. The Head Coach will also embrace rules education and develop an environment where documenting rules compliance is a part of the culture. Additional responsibilities may be assigned depending on prior experience and background. All activities of this position are to make a contribution to the fulfillment of the mission of the University and the Intercollegiate Athletic Department.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university along with 1-2 years related experience and training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Secondary level athletic experience is preferred, as well as previous coaching experience at high school or NCAA level. The ability to recruit and motivate student-athletes along with and a strong commitment to academic success is required. A clear understanding and commitment to the NCAA philosophy, rules and regulations, and the role of intercollegiate athletics within the university mission is a must. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills required. This is a full-time; twelve month position including full benefits and requires evening/weekend work/travel. Please indicate any prior lecturing/teaching experience and provide at least three professional references with application.
To apply, CLICK HERE.

BROWN UNIVERSITY SEEKS ASSISTANT WOMEN'S WATER POLO COACH/MEN'S WATER POLO OPERATIONS ASSISTANT (MAY 17, 2015)

Brown University invites applicants for an Assistant Coach, Women’s Water Polo; Operations Assistant, Men’s Water Polo. This 9-month position assists the Head Water Polo Coach in all phases (coaching off-season and in-season) of the Women’s Water Polo program. This includes coaching, assisting in recruiting, and administrative responsibilities that include compiling and maintaining student-athlete participation and prospective student recruiting logs and other NCAA/Ivy League compliance information.
All department employees are required to demonstrate exemplary ethical conduct and conformance to NCAA rules and regulations; the duties of the position are to be performed in compliance with all NCAA, Ivy League and ECAC rules and regulations; and any rules violations on behalf of themselves or any knowledge of violations within the department are to be reported to the appropriate parties. Employees in coaching positions are required to pass the NCAA Coaches Certification Test and maintain current AED/CPR and First Aid certification (certification is available at no cost through the Athletic Department).
Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.
Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sexual orientation and/or gender identity, sex, national origin, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • One to three years coaching experience at the high school or collegiate level; collegiate coaching experience preferred; and/or collegiate playing experience.
  • Ability to recruit within NCAA and Ivy League Rules.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, oral communication and computer skills.
  • Ability to write, draft and edit correspondence.
  • Commitment to the student-athlete, passion for the game, and the ability to coach and motivate
  • Support all decisions made by the Head Coach.
  • The successful candidate for this position will be required to complete a criminal background and DMV checks satisfactory to Brown University prior to commencing employment.

BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY SEEKS ASSISTANT MEN'S & WOMEN'S WATER POLO COACH (MAY 11, 2015)

Bucknell University seeks an assistant men's and women's water polo coach.
Job Summary

Responsible for on-field coaching and recruitment of academically-qualified student athletes for an NCAA Division I Water Polo program, within the guidelines, rules, and regulations of Bucknell University, the NCAA, and the Conference.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Lead training and practice sessions, ensuring that all appropriate safety guidelines and standards are maintained. Perform specific coaching responsibilities during athletic events. Attend coaches preparatory meetings and implement strategies resulting from these meetings.
2. Assigned responsibilities within the daily operations and overall administration of the sports program.
3. Develop a comprehensive and functional knowledge of the sport and maintain a thorough and continuing familiarity with all applicable University and NCAA regulations.
4. Scout and recruit quality student-athletes under the guidance and direction of the head coach. Coordinate all recruiting activities with the head coach and appropriate Departmental personnel. Be responsible to identify, cultivate, and assess for a specific geographical area or position group.
5. Serve as an Academic Enhancement staff member responsible for all facets of the sport specific academic program, including the monitoring of individual student-athletes academic progress as expressed by the faculty. Demonstrate an active interest in the academic progress of student-athletes. Work closely with all appropriate departmental personnel to assure academic success of student-athletes.
6. Work with student-athletes to monitor adherence to rules and regulations regarding conduct, appearance, and behavior. Provide individual counseling to student-athletes when appropriate and direct the student-athlete to professional staff when needed.
7. Work closely with the athletic training staff to insure the safety of all student-athletes.
8. Teach in the departmental wellness program as assigned.
9. Represent the sports program to various institutional programs and externally to the media, funding agencies, students, parents, faculty, and the general public.
10. Maintain current CPR and First Aid Certifications.
11. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

* A Bachelor's degree is required.
* The successful candidate must contribute to Bucknell's commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

Preferred Qualifications

* Collegiate playing/coaching experience is preferred.

Physical Demands

1. Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
2. Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds. Requires standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
About Bucknell

Bucknell University, an equal opportunity employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who will be committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

Bucknell University is a private, highly selective, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and appealing amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.
To apply, CLICK HERE .

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SEEKS ASSISTANT MEN'S & WOMEN'S WATER POLO COACH (MAY 6, 2015)

George Washington University, located in Washington D.C., seeks an assistant men's and women's water polo coach.
Job duties include:
  • Assist in identifying and recruiting academically and athletically talented student-athletes for the men’s and women’s water polo program
  • Assist in scouting and video preparation to prepare team for competition
  • Assist in team coaching and individual player development
  • Assist in the coordination of team and individual travel for the purpose of team competition and player recruitment
  • Assist in the match and event management
  • Assist in monitoring academic, social, and personal development of men’s and women’s water polo student-athletes
  • Maintain knowledge and remain current regarding all appropriate NCAA, Collegiate Water Polo Association, Department of Athletics and Recreation, and University compliance issues, policies, and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships and communications with students, colleagues, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and general public
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head Coach and/or Director of Athletics and Recreation
Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus one to three years of coaching/playing experience, preferably at the college level. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Previous coaching or playing experience at highly competitive level is desired. Strong organizational, management, communications, and computer skills with attention to detail. Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast paced environment.
To apply, CLICK HERE.
The George Washington University is an NCAA Division 1 athletic department sponsoring 27 varsity sports. An elevated focus has been placed on athletics at GW through the release of the Department of Athletics and Recreation 2012-2016 Strategic Plan. The George Washington University (GW) was created in 1821 through an Act of the Congress, fulfilling George Washington’s vision of an institution in the nation’s capital dedicated to educating and preparing future leaders. Today, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. We have more than 20,000 students—from all 50 states, the District and more than 130 countries.

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY SEEKS ASSISTANT WOMEN'S WATER POLO COACH (APRIL 29, 2015)

The mission of Princeton University Department of Athletics is to strive for excellence in academics and athletics, while embracing equity in opportunity, good sportsmanship, and ethical conduct. In keeping with this mission, the role of the Assistant Coach of Women's Water Polo is to provide a quality varsity program which will challenge and develop the physical, mental and personal abilities of student-athletes of a Division I program.
Reporting to the Head Coach of Water Polo, the responsibilities of the Assistant Coach of Women's Water Polo at Princeton University include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Assist in all aspects of coaching a nationally competitive Women's Division I Water Polo program, including thorough knowledge of the sport, coaching strategies and player development.
  • Assist in overall program planning and organization.
  • Assist in recruitment of student-athletes on national and regional levels.
  • Adhere to Ivy League, ECAC and NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Work within the framework of the Department of Athletics administration and coaches.
  • Communicate effectively with students, faculty, administration, staff and alumni.
Essential Qualifications:
  • Successful background in coaching preferably at the collegiate level.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Previous recruiting experience.
  • Collegiate water polo experience.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Successfully pass NCAA recruiting examination within four months of hire.
  • First Aid, AED, and CPR certification within four months of hire.
The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully.
Princeton University offers competitive salary and benefits.

MONMOUTH COLLEGE SEEKS HEAD MEN'S & WOMEN'S WATER POLO / ASSISTANT MEN'S & WOMEN'S SWIMMING COACH (APRIL 18, 2015)

Monmouth College seeks applications to fill the opening for the full-time, twelve-month position of Head Men’s and Women’s Water Polo and Assistant Men’s and Women's Women’s Swimming and Diving Coach. Monmouth College is a member of the Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference, the Collegiate Water Polo Association and NCAA Division III.
As the Head Men's and Women's Water Polo Coach, responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, managing all aspects of the water polo programs including coaching, recruitment and retention of water polo players, and contributing to the overall program of the college. As Assistant Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Coach, the position provides assistance to the head coach as directed.
Position requires effective experience as a water polo player and coach. Commitment to the mission of a residential liberal arts college and satisfactory driving record is required. Additional qualifications include, but are not limited to:
To review full position description, including duties and qualifications, please visit:https://ou.monmouthcollege.edu/_resources/pdf/about/employment/ATH-Coach-Water-Polo.pdf.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Send letter of application, resume, statement of coaching/teaching philosophy, and contact information for three (3) references to: Michael McNall, Director of Personnel, Monmouth College, 700 East Broadway, Monmouth, IL 61462. E-mail address:mike@monmouthcollege.edu.
Monmouth College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.
Position requires effective experience as a water polo player and coach. Commitment to the mission of a residential liberal arts college and satisfactory driving record is required. Additional qualifications include, but are not limited to: 
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred
  • Excellent understanding of NCAA III philosophy               
  • Ability to work effectively with college students

PENN STATE BEHREND SEEKS GRADUATE ASSISTANT WATER POLO COACH (MARCH 25, 2015)

Penn State Behrend seeks a coaching graduate assistant for the men's and women's water polo programs at the institution.
The position will assist the head coach with all coaching duties. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, recruiting, assisting in practice and games, game management, off-season and pre-season conditioning, and day-to-day activities associated with an National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III program.
Master of Business Administration (MB) degree tuition waiver and stipend, plus additional opportunities to earn income through camps and clinics are available.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Starting date is August 10, 2015. Please apply online at: https://psu.jobs/job/56260.
If you have questions, contact head coach Joe Tristan at 814-898-7567 or jpt12@psu.edu.