Laszlo (Laci) Gyori, originally from Hungary, played water polo for 16 years. He began coaching in 2005 and later moved to Florida where he coached at South Florida water polo club from 2009-2011. Laci has coached all age groups and both genders over the last 10 years. He is currently the head boy’s coach as well as the head coach for Primo Polo.
Jorge Perez is from La Paz, Mexico and has played water polo for 20 years, starting with a club team representing his state. Jorge won the National Championship with his state team for five consecutive years. This opened the door for him to play international tournaments with the Junior National team, where he earned the MVP title and served as the Team Captain. This experience gave him the opportunity to move up to the Mexican National team later in 2006 until he retired from playing the sport professionally in 2014. Jorge has played in different international tournaments, such as:
Jorge started coaching in Mexico while he was still an active player. He coached the Baja California Sur state’s 10U and 14U teams in 2008. Under his direction, both teams qualified for the National Tournament that year.
In 2013, Jorge moved to the United States where he started as an Assistant Coach at Los Angeles Valley College, and as Head Coach of the 10 and Under team at Los Angeles Premier Water Polo Club in 2015. After a year working for L.A. Premier, he was named Head Coach of the 12 and under team. During his time at L.A. Premier, he and his team won the Coastal California Zone Championship and qualified to compete in the Junior Olympic Tournament. As Head Coach for L.A. Premier Water Polo Club, he spent a majority of the practices teaching proper swimming techniques, endurance, and water polo fundamentals. He believes these are the essential building blocks to train youths for all aquatic sports.
Upon moving to San Diego, Jorge’s community college team at Southwestern won 3rd in Conference his first year, which tied the highest record for the college in water polo. During Jorge’s community college experiences as a Head Coach and Assistant Coach, he not only “coaches” his team, but he also works with each student-athlete to address individual water polo skills and swimming techniques. He is 100% committed to help his players with their overall athleticism and to prepare them to play the sport at the next level.
Ivanna is originally from La Paz, Mexico and has been playing water polo for 8 years. She played for 4 years representing her state in Mexico, giving her the opportunity to play with Mexico’s Youth and Senior National Team. After concluding her time in La Paz she was recruited to play at Cal State East Bay University. During her time at CSUEB, she was a three-year starter primarily playing as a driver and center. Ivanna graduated in Spring 2021 with her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.
– 3 year-starter at CSUEB (2017-2020)
– Mexico National team (2015-2019)- Central-American and Caribbean Games, Colombia (2018)
– Central-American and Caribbean Games Qualifier, Trinidad & Tobago (2017)
– Youth Women’s World Championship, New Zealand (2016)
– Youth Pan-American Games, Jamaica (2015)
Coach Experience:- Intern as assistant at CSUEB Women’s Water Polo (2020-2021)
– Volunteer assistant coach at Moarue Catholic High School Varsity Boys (2019)
– Volunteer assistant coach at East Bay Bat Rays water polo club (2019)