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Boys' Water Polo Head Coach


Austin Farkas

Boys' Water Polo Coach


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

Leti Sanchez

Girls Novice Water Polo

Phone: 858-705-9728 (c)


Michelle Ford

Head Coach – Varsity Boys & Girls Swimming

Phone: 909-527-5907

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)


Crystal Patterson

PHS Pool Director

Phone: 858-748-6049 (w)