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Head Coach - Boys Water Polo

Austin played water polo for Cathedral Catholic High School.  During his high school career, he helped to see his team to 3 CIF Open Division championships.  Austin also played with Del Mar Water Polo Club where they placed second in the Jr Olympics platinum division.  He has also played internationally in Croatia, Serbia, and Montenegro.

Austin has experience coaching both high school and club teams.  He was previously head varsity coach at Fallbrook High School and as a coach for both F.A.S.T and Pacific Polo. 


Austin Farkas

Head Coach - Boys 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 ten years of water polo coaching experience and has been a swim coach for seven 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.

As the head coach of the Poway Girls Water Polo team Crystal has guided the team to a 2019 CIF and State Championship. This is her third season as the head of the girls water polo program at Poway High.

Crystal Patterson

Head Coach – Varsity Girls Water Polo

Lexi Burg

Girls Water Polo JV Coach


Michelle Ford

Head Coach – Varsity Boys & Girls Swimming

Phone: 909-527-5907

Makenna Sammons

Head Coach – Diving



Crystal Patterson

PHS Pool Director

Phone: 858-748-6049 (w)