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Bahram Hojreh – President & Executive Director

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

Works with all programs and age groups,

About twenty three years coaching experience while in the sport of water polo for nearly thirty two years. A successful track record for promoting student-athletes and their quest for learning and performance, implementing the system desired from the higher authority, teaching fundamentals, and developing and evaluating talent at the club, all-star, youth, junior, senior, scholastic (high school/college), national & international levels, my true passion lies at the development based level from youth to adult. My international experience includes as a player a few times, a club coach on travel trips with my teams and personal ventures in quest for more water polo knowledge, growth, new developmental opportunities…A pioneer in our sport by developing the first a) ¬†kids water polo as early as 3 years old, ¬†b)founded the All-Star Water Polo League (adult masters), ¬†c) year-round club water polo, d) biggest ever mega multi-tier club directed water polo tournament in t he world (WinterFest), e) National U.S. Club Championships, f.) water polo club coaches association & confernece

I have participated in water polo as a player or coach in 5 continents…in 2012 I was an invited VIP guest at the London Olympic Games (where I had the privilege to watch some of players I helped develop when ¬†they were younger) …August of 2013 I traveled to Kabul, Afghanistan to train their national team for a month (a program I helped put together 5 years earlier), in December of 2014 I will be taking a club water polo team of American men to Egypt to train, educate and compete in pursuit of helping develop their nation’s aquatic program while also promoting humanitarian peace through sports. I can’t wait to see what I will do next year…I enjoy traveling to different parts of the world to help develop the sport in less represented areas and advocate for more opportunities to those groups of people that are less fortunate.

Coaching Notebook (for a full CV/bio/resume please contact Bahram Hojreh)

Club Water Polo

  • 6 National Championships, 110 + All-Americans developed, 35 + National Team Players developed ( Youth, Junior, Senior & Olympians), 19 years of National Junior Olympics Qualifying Teams, 16 years of qualifying for Masters Nationals, 20&U Nationals, National Age Group Championships, National Club Championships & U.S. Club Championships, 10 years of competing & fielding teams in the Premier League/Champions League, Cal Cup League State Finalists & Champs, ¬†35 + Top 3 Finishes with medals earned in National Championships, 160 + Final Four Finishes in basic leagues & tournaments

National/Olympic Development Program Water Polo

  • 5 Times Selected as Orange County Boys 18&U Youth Team Coach, 4 Times Southern Pacific Zone Champions with Team Orange County, 4 Times Selected as assistant coach Southern Pacific Zone Boys Youth Team, 3 Times California State Games Champions, 3 Times National Zone Champions-Assistant Coach, 1 Time Selected as Head Coach of Southern Pacific Zone Youth(16&U) Boys of USAWP-ODP, 1 Time¬† National Zone Champion(16&U Boys)- Head Coach/ODP

International Water Polo Experiences & Development

  • Selected as Assistant Coach of Afghanistan National Men‚Äôs Team (also promote female opps.& future pool designs), Personal small trip ventures and sometimes assisting at local clubs:¬† to Italy, Iran, Canada, Hungary, Spain, Croatia, Serbia-Montenegro, Germany, Afghanistan, Coached American club teams that have traveled to: Croatia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Hungary, Greece, Italy

Collegiate Water Polo

  • 3 Regular Season Tournament Champions-Head Coach, 1 Post Season Conference Championship Finalist- Head Coach, 24 Wins- best in school history for single season record -Head Coach, 6 Different Players placed top 5 in state statistical leaders-Head Coach, 1 Time Regular Season League Champions/Best Record- Assistant Coach, 1 Time Post-Season Conference Tournament Top 3 ‚Äď Asst. Coach, 1 Time Post-Season Conference Top 4 Finish- Assistant Coach, 2 Times Regular & Post Season#1 NCAA Division 3 Ranking in National Polls-Assist. Coach, 4 Different Players rank top 5 in conference stats & make all-conference team- Asst. Coach, 2 Different players earn NCAA Div. 3 All-America Honors- Asst. Coach

High School Water Polo

  • 6 CIF-SS Finals- ( California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section), 1 CIF-SS Championship-, 19 Seasons CIF-SS Playoff Appearances (Boys & Girls ), 24 League Championships ( Boys & Girls All Levels-N,F/S, J/V, Varsity)

High School Swimming

  • 5 Times League Champions (Varsity, JV, FS ), Multiple Individual & Relay Qualification in C.I.F.- Finals & Preliminaries ‚Äď ¬†10 Seasons as Boys/Girls Coach at High School Level= FS, JV, V

Club Swimming

  • Qualified many swimmers for Junior Olympics¬† & Junior Nationals each year, Helped recruit so many new swimmers by making it simple and fun

Although I work at a family owned computer tech firm, currently I am also a sports agent adviser for post college water polo & other minor sport athletes to find professional opportunities…also, I help many colleges on scouting and recruiting of high school aged water polo players. My past non-aquatic work experiences include: hospital doctor’s assistant, E.R. tech/EMT, physical therapy clinic aide , ocean lifeguard, substitute teacher, college assistant lab instructor, commercial real estate & land development

I have 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…was an All-American athlete at University High School in Irvine,¬†played college water polo for legendary coach Ted Newland at UC Irvine where our team was nationally ranked top 4 every year… also¬†where I ¬†earned my bachelors degree, swam for UCI’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…Currently I am studying towards a PhD in Sports Leadership and in the near future I hope to pursue an MBA in Sports Management…I have been on many water polo committees and organizing bodies for the growth and development of our sport in different capacities……I still enjoy playing polo¬†with our adult masters program…..I have been very fortunate 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¬†14&Under Boys…

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. Eduardo is a full time season lifeguard in 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.¬†Eduardo 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 high school age Boys, helps with splashball, aquaball, 10&U coed, 12&Us, sometimes 14&Us

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 head aquatics coach at Kennedy High School in the city of La Palma, lead the boys team to the league championship in 2014 and CIF playoffs



David Nunez-

assistant club manager-works with all age groups,…in the summer of 2013 he lead up our 16&Under girls team to the championship game of the national junior Olympics where they earned the silver medal….is also the main security guard at Honda Motors Corporation in Los Angeles County

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 and was head boys WP¬†at Santa Fe HS, assistant girls WP at Santa Fe HS and assistant swimming at Brea Olinda HS.. currently he is the head boys and girls coach at Walnut H.S…he is young, energetic, polite and hardworking


Ali Landeros-

works with all age groups, currently he is part time emergency while he finishes up his teaching credentials from Long Beach State Univ.

Ali is a graduate of Garden Grove High School where he was a standout water polo player and swimmer, he then swam at Golden West College and played water polo while earning his bachelors degree at California State University- Chico … Currently Ali works full time 9-5 at a pension plan corporation. He is also a valued member of our adult masters team.

bio, pic, and contact info coming soon


Sunny Vang-

works with all age groups, currently just accepted the El Modena H.S. head coaching job, played for coach Bahram at Orange Coast College, gew up in Orange County, has played and coach for other clubs, recently moved back from Minnesota where he started a business in the shipping industry, also was the Univ. Of Minnesota collegiate club head coach


bio, pic, and contact info coming soon


Nicolas Banales-

played and currently coaches at Kennedy H.S., works with all age groups, especially the younger ones, also plays on our masters team


bio, pic, and contact info coming soon


Dan Matulis-

works with all age groups, was an All-American at Long Beach State University, trained with US Men’s National Team, desired to play pro-ball overseas, originally from Ohio


bio, pic, and contact info coming soon


Jeff Tsim-

works with all age groups, also coaches at Seal Beach Swim Club, played at Los Alamitos H.S., plays on our masters team


bio, pic, and contact info coming soon


Randy Toma-

new to the club, has a son Trenton, works with all age groups, especially 14&U boys and splashball, a member of our men’s masters team


bio, pic, and contact info coming soon


Travis Huxman-

primarily works with UNI H.S. kids and 16&U girls, also a member of our masters team


bio, pic, and contact info coming soon


Andrew Brown-

primarily works with UNI H.S. kids


bio, pic, and contact info coming soon


Michael Armand-

primarily works with UNI H.S. kids


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

Justin Koeppen-

part-time/emergency coach in our club right now…as he is currently the head boys coach at Pacific High School…occasionally he will help out splashball kids when he brings his little boy Luke over for some water fun

Justin was one of our former club managers,¬†recently he was¬†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 married to his lovely wife Emily.

bio, pic, and contact info coming soon


John Ivins-

(John recently moved to  Texas with his family, however he will guest coach with us when he visits)

worked with all age groups, ….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)


Past Coaches in our club who have moved on to pursue other interests:

Clayton Snyder-

is re-pursuing his acting career, previously played pro-ball in Europe, was on the US National B team, was an All-American at Pepperdine University, was a CIF Champion at Los Alamitos High School


Ricardo Azevedo-

currently is coach Chinese Women’s National Team, previously coach China’s Men’s national team, was professional coach in Camogli, Italy for over 3 years, was the USA Men’s National Team head coach, assistant coach, was coach of the Junior National Team, was the head coach of the Long Beach Shore Water Polo Club,¬†was the head men’s and women’s coach at¬†Long Beach State University,¬†was a multiple CIF Championship coach at Woodrow Wilson High School

Guy Baker-

was a guest coach a few times when the club was under the LOS AL WPC umbrella when his daughter Christin was a member of the 14&U and 12&U girls teams


Derek Wiebe-Bailey-

was an All-American at Long Beach State University, Northwood High School, learned how to play water polo at age 8 in city of Irvine under coach Bahram Hojreh


Phil Geiger-

currently coaches Marina H.S. girls team in city of Huntington Beach, was a stand-out lefty at Long Beach State University, originally from Ohio


Tim Trute-

played for coach Bahram at LOS AL WPC


Julie Cooper-

played at Cal State Monterey Bay, originally from Temecula





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