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BOYS STAFF

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HEAD COACHRANDALL BURGESS

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MEN 14 & PRIMO POLOLASZLO GYORI

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 coach of the U14 and Primo Polo.

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MEN 16 & 18KEMO MATTOCKS

COED STAFF

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COED 8, 10 & 12SAM WORKING

Sam graduated Coronado in 2008 after winning the San Diego 2007 CIF Championship as a Senior. After Coronado High Sam moved on to Long Beach State University to study and play water polo; where he majored in International Politics/Creative Writing and was head Coach of Marina High School JV program for 2 years. After College Sam entered the music industry in Santa Cruz working from a traveling writer, to band manager and staff writer at Good Times Santa Cruz, and eventually starting Santa Cruz Music Festival which he still runs to this Day. After moving back to San Diego in 2017, Sam was a sales manager at SlideGenius! design firm, but has since shunned the office life to start his own business, teach surf lessons, coach water polo, and manage at Coronado Brewing Company.

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COED 8, 10 & 12CHRISTIAN DUDLEY

Graduated from Coronado High in 2012 after winning the 2011 CIF Championships. After high school I went on to play water polo for four years at Mercyhurst University in Pennsylvania. Since college I have been working as a lifeguard as well as reffing some water polo since 2016. Preparing to enter the Coast Guard in pursuit of a master’s degree.

GIRLS STAFF

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WOMEN 16 & 18ALICIA BEGAN

Alicia Began is originally from Ventura County. She played for four years at UC Davis, followed by a season in Melbourne, Australia, and a year with the club team at University of Pittsburgh. In addition to coaching for Coronado, Alicia is an assistant coach for the Development National Team. Currently Alicia is beginning her career as a school nurse. Alicia coaches the boys and girls 12U and 14U’s as well as the girls 16U and 18U. In addition, she is the Varsity Girls High School.

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WOMEN 16 & 18JILLIAN WILDER

Born and raised in San Diego, CA. Began playing water polo at age 12. Attended Cathedral Catholic High School and was the varsity girls water polo goalie all 4 years. She continued her water polo career at UC Davis. She is currently working as a garden science teacher and urban farmer for Good Neighbor Gardens where she teaches young kids about earth sciences and sustainable agriculture.

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WOMEN 16 & 18NATALIE STRINGER

I started playing water polo in middle school, and played for both Coronado High School and CAC. I went on to play for Marist College and played for a total of ten years. I am back for my second year coaching for CAC, and also coach for the high school girls team. Working with the girls is such a rewarding experience, and I truly enjoy watching them grow and learn while falling in love with the sport!

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