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BOYS WATER POLO

Coach John

John Giulianotti

Head Coach – Varsity Boys Water Polo

John started his water polo career at the young age of seven playing on one of the first Junior Olympic 10 and under championship teams. John continued to hone his water polo skills in the L.A./Orange County area until he made the move to San Diego. He then played varsity water polo for Poway High his sophomore, Junior and Senior years. During his senior year he was a member of a Poway team that went undefeated in the San Diego area as well as winning a C.I.F. championship. At the end of his senior year John is the only player in Poway High history to have received both C.I.F. player of the year as well as first team All-American honors. In addition to water polo accolades John was also a member of a four time swimming C.I.F. championship team at Poway High School. John then went on to Grossmont J.C. where he was a two sport All-American in both swimming and water polo. After Grossmont, John attended UCSD where he was a part of a team that finished third in the NCAA tournament.

John Giulianotti

Head Coach – Varsity Boys Water Polo

Phone: 858-231-1483 (c)

David Calder

Boys Varsity Water Polo Assistant Coach

David started playing water polo in high school after competing on age group swim teams starting at age 9. He played two seasons at Grossmont College (1984-85) for former standout Titan coach Greg Ormsby, before transferring to UCSD to complete his eligibility under the legendary Coach Denny Harper. He led the Tritons in goals scored both seasons and finished with a career shooting percentage of .532%. He has made many friends and acquaintances in the water polo world over the past 35 years and is actively using those relationships and experiences to benefit the PHS program. Dave "Buster" Calder continues to play water polo at the Masters level for Sunset Water Polo Club. He was named All-American at the age of 40, while bringing home the silver medal in the 40+ category, 2008. His 45+ team features most of his former Triton teammates and they captured another silver medal in 2014. As the current President of the Poway Valley Water Polo club, he is actively involved in providing a competitive atmosphere for all athletes interested in learning and excelling in the sport of water polo. He coaches several teams from 10U to 18U for PVWP. Dave became an assistant coach with the Poway High School Varsity boys team in 2014. David is a full time Lifeguard and Harbor Patrol officer for the City of San Diego. This will be his 29th summer working along the San Diego coastline and waterways. He has coached many different sports over the years from recreational to club teams for his children. Emma and Trevor currently attend Poway High. He has lived with his children in the Poway community of Rancho Arbolitos since 2000.

David Calder

Boys Varsity Water Polo Assistant Coach

Brandon Rath

Assistant Coach – Boys JV Water Polo

Phone: 858-382-5576 (c)

GIRLS WATER POLO

Crystal Patterson

Head Coach – Varsity Girls Water Polo

Crystal played water polo for four years Mt. Carmel High in San Diego. During her senior year the team went undefeated and were Palomar League Champions. Crystal continued her water polo career at Mesa College where selected as 2nd team All-Conference her first year and 1st team All-Conference her second year where she helped guide the team to a 7th place finish in the CCCAA tournament.

Crystal has nine years of water polo coaching experience and has been a swim coach for five years. She was an assistant coach with Mt. Carmel during the 2012 season when they won the CIF Championship Title. Crystal was also a part of the coaching staff at Rancho Bernardo High School for their run to States in 2015. She coached both boys and girls water polo at Mt. Carmel and has also coached boys water at Rancho Bernardo High School for a couple of seasons. This is her first season as the head of the girls water polo program at Poway High.

Crystal Patterson

Head Coach – Varsity Girls Water Polo

Moe Malekpour

Girls Junior Varsity Coach

Leti Sanchez

Girls Novice Water Polo

Phone: 858-705-9728 (c)


SWIMMING & DIVING

Steve Norby

Head Coach – Diving

Steve fell in love with the diving watching the olympics and diving off the cliffs in La Jolla. As a freshmen he joined the Varsity Diving Team at Monte Vista High School. With no coach to guide him, he competed and performed well in CIF each year. Steve coached the Monarchs for seven years after high school while helping to develop two top divers in San Diego. After a break from the sport, Steve became the proud coach of the Poway High School Dive Team when his son started swimming. Steve also co-coaches the the local club diving team San Diego Diversity Diving. Steve encourages a fun yet safe diving environment. He is a very positive and supportive coach that enjoys seeing athletes learn from their experiences on the boards to help them succeed in all facets of life. "Diving is 90% mental... 99% of divers are mental." Embrace it and have fun!

Steve Norby

Head Coach – Diving

Phone: 858-354-5176 (c)

Ryan Brunanski

Head Coach – Varsity Boys & Girls Swimming


POWAY HIGH SCHOOL POOL STAFF

Crystal Patterson

PHS Pool Director

Phone: 858-748-6049 (w)