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Bahram Hojreh – President & Executive Director

cell 949-533-5216, e-mail bhojreh@aol.com

Works with all progams and age groups, currently 10&U coed/12&Us and 18&U Girls, & assist others

20+ years of coaching at the club level, has also headed and assisted high schools, colleges, national/international teams¬†and Olympic Development Programs along with National Zone Selection All-Star Camps…Currently help many colleges on scouting and recruiting…travel to different parts of the world to help develop the sport in less represented areas and advocate for more opportunities to those groups off people that are less fortunate…still enjoy playing polo¬†with our adult masters…was a high school all-american back in the day, played club water polo since I was 6 years old, was a club swimmer growing up, played many other sports like basketball, baseball, soccer, skiing, snowboarding, surfing and other fun stuff…played college water polo for legendary coach Ted Newland at UC Irvine where our team was nationally ranled top 4 every year… also¬†where I also earned my bachelors degree, also swam for UC Irvine’s swim team, was a 2 time scholar athlete at UCI..as a collegiate athlete I competed with and against many olympians and national team players…years later i finished my masters degree in Kinesiology from Long Beach State University…I am seriously thinking about going for my doctorate soon…I have been on many water polo commitees and organizing bodies for the growth and development of our sport in different capacities…I have been very foturnate to have been influenced and touched by so many great people involved with water polo over the years.

 

Eduardo Osorio-   

works with all age groups,¬†currently with¬†10&Under Coed, splashball/aquaball…assists with 12&Us, 14&Us and high schoolers as well…

Eduardo¬† earned¬†his Bachelor‚Äôs degree in Kinesiology from California State University Fullerton and is¬†currently working on¬†his teaching credentials at California State University, Long Beach.¬†He has been involved with water polo for 30 years… started playing water polo at the age of 13, and¬† a former Venezuelan water polo national team member… he came to the U.S. and played college ball at Long Beach City College for the late Hank Velekamp.¬†Ediardo has lots¬†of experience¬†coaching at the high school, club and college level. He is still a great player in¬†the water as a member of the Inter WPC masters men’s team. Eduardo lives with his wife Jennifer and two kids Ethan and Jenine who also play water polo.

 

Eric Pierce-

e-mail: polocoacheric@yahoo.com

works with all age groups, especially 18&Under Boys, helps with splashball, aquaball, 12&Us, sometimes 14&Us and other high schoolers

Played water polo and Swam at Arroyo Grande High school where he was all league in both sports multiple times, team MVP ,and Scoring leader…Played 2 years at Long Beach State…currently plays on Inter WPC masters team
Officiated water polo and Swim from 1994 to present….has also coached high school water polo locally…currently he is the assistant at Kennedy High School in the city of La Palma

 

 

 

John Ivins-

works with all age groups, especially 12&Under Boy….also assists 10&U coed¬†and 12&Under Girls, helps with splashball, aquaball, 14&Us and high schoolers as well….he mentors many individual high school athletes who need guidance

John played for Ted Newland at UC Irvine in the 1970s…coach Bahram considers him a brother from another generation.¬† John also played for Ken Hamdorf at Lakewood High School many moons ago. The kids love him, he is a guru to the program. His lovely wife Maureen is a big advocate of what we teach the kids…they have two grandkids in our club, Blake and Alyssa… John is a fighter of obstacles…especially since he beat up his Leaukemia diagnosis that hospitalized him for the most part of 2012…I am happy that John has recently started getting back in the water to exercise, teach the kids from within, and started to play masters polo with our group….he is also¬†officiating again (I can’t buy my calls from him)

 

bio, pic, and contact info coming soon

 

David Nunez-

assistant club manager-works with all age groups, especially high school girls 16&Us, 18&Us, helps with 10&Us, 12&Us, 14&Us and¬†splashball/aquaball well…this past summer he lead up our 16&Under girls team to the championship game of the national junior Olympics where they earned the silver medal..

A Graduate of La Habra High School where he was a standout player, David played in junior college at Cerritos & Golden West¬†as well along with different clubs growing up before he settled with us at Inter WPC where he not only coaches, but helps our adult masters team with his southpaw skills…David has worked at a few different high schools assisting their aquatics programs (currently head boys WP¬†at Santa Fe HS, assistant girls WP at Santa Fe HS and assistant swimming at Brea Olinda HS)…he is young, energetic, polite and hardworking

 

bio, pic, and contact info coming soon

 

 

Aleksandar “Sale” Petrovic-

works primarily with 14&Under Boys, assists girls 14&Us and high schoolers as well

Sale was team captain, mvp and leader scorer his senior year at Long Beach State University playing for Gavin Arroyo, where he earned all conference honors and finishing up his bachelors degree. Aleksandar learned how to play water polo in Belgrade, Serbia where he was a standout

 

bio, pic, and contact info coming soon

 

Yuridia “Jasmin” Vella-

works primarily with 14&Under girls, assists girls 16&Us, 14&Under Boys and splashball/aquaball

bio, pic, and contact info coming soon

 

Ali Landeros-

works primarily with 12&U girls, splashball/aquaball….assists with all age groups, especially 10&Us, 12&Us, 14&Us, high schoolers

bio, pic, and contact info coming soon

 

Chris Rheaume-

works with all high school age groups, especially 16&U Boys team…sometimes assistant splashball/aquaball

Chris began playing water polo in the 1980s at Pacific High School in Garden Grove, he later on coached for his alma mater for a number of years. His son Sean began playing on our 14&U team a few years ago, and now is a¬†sophomore goalie¬†standout at Los Alamitos High School…I asked Chris to coach with our club because he is patient with the athletes and enjoys helping with their development, he breaks parts of the game down for the players so they can understand better…coach Chris is also Mr. Rheaume, as he is apopular social studies teacher at Oak Middle School in Los Alamitos…many of our 14&Us have had him as a teacher, they get excited when they see him on the deck…Chris Rheaume is also a member of our Inter WPC men’s masters team…his younger son Liam just started playing with our 14&U/12&U program

 

bio, pic, and contact info coming soon

 

Milos Vrzic-

assists with all age groups, but primarily splashball, aquaball, 12&Unders, 14&Unders

Milos is currently a standout player for the 49ers at Long Beach State University. He is serious about his academic studies. A well disciplined athlete, student and coach…Milos comes from Serbia as his upbringing allowed him to also learn how to play water polo¬†at the world¬†famous VK Partisan club.

bio, pic and contact info coming soon

 

 

 

 

Past/Former staff members taking a break form our club to pursue other interests, who may come back at a later time

Derek Wiebe-Bailey – works with all age groups, especially 12&Us, helps with 10&Us, 14&Us and high schoolers as well

Derek is currently taking a break from club coaching right now to focus on another career venture, he got married last year to his new bride Ashlynn and they live together in Long Beach. Derek also finished a masters degree in sports management from Long Beach State, prior to that he was an Ocean Lifeguard at Seal Beach and was an instructor as well for the junior guards program. He was an All-American player at Long Beach State University where he earned his bachelors degree. Derek still plays on our Inter WPC men’s masters 20 & Over team as our star goalie. Derek’s first learned how to play water polo at age 8, guess who was his coach back then ? yup…yours truly

bio, pic, and contact info coming soon

 

Tim Trute- works with  14&Us and high schoolers as well

Tim is currently taking a break from coaching to focus on finishing up college and working at a few other jobs that take up his time. Tim played both at Los Alamitos High School as a goalie and also started playing club with coach Bahram as a stand out field player and goalie for two years on our very successful 14&Under team. Tim’s older brother Tyler also played at Los Al high school and our club and also coached with us on and off, they both occasionally play on our masters team, their parents Shauna and Norm are avid supporters of our club and they have a younger brother Tommy who is at Los Alamitos High School.

bio, pic, and contact info coming soon

 

Justin Koeppen- works with college and masters primarily now

Justin was one of our former club managers, currently he is the Long Beach State University Water Polo men’s and women’s assistant coach, he is married to his lovely wife Lauren and together they have a new born baby boy named Luke … who will be a stud polo player one day

bio, pic, and contact info coming soon

 

Steve Billings- part/time & emergency coach now, previous helped manage our club and was very successful…he is currently working full time at a high level marketing firm, and is getting ready to get married later on this fall

bio, pic, and contact info coming soon

 

 

 

 

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