Jack Doria - Director, Lamorinda Brentwood Water Polo
Jack Doria started coaching with the SeaWolves in the summer of 2012. He has coached the Liberty High School girl's varsity team since 2016. Prior to that, Jack coached the Liberty JV girls team since 2011.
Jack has trained in the Olympic Development (ODP) coaching program and brings that expertise to our program. In spring of 2016, Jack had his mind set on sending teams to the Junior Olympics (JOs). Under his leadership, the 14U girls trained during the spring and summer and made the qualifying round to play at JOs where they earned a national ranking. Jack's passion is for improving the fundamentals and increasing the skill level and confidence in players.
Chris Rose joined the SeaWolves in summer 2009. He has been a key figure in the water polo scene for many years in Brentwood. He started the water polo program at Liberty High School in 1997, and has worked with both the boys and girls teams. Chris was the Head Coach of the Liberty girl's polo team from 2006-2015 and currently coaches the JV girls.
In spring of 2016, Chris started training the 14U Boys for the Junior Olympics (JOs). Through this experience, the 14U Boys achieved their first national ranking at JOs that summer.
In February 2017, Chris took the same team to compete at WinterFest where they took third place in the next higher level bracket than where they were originally seeded.
Chris' playing experience began at Cupertino High School and continued at San Jose State University. Read more about Chris here.
Jeff Lapum joined the SeaWolves in winter 2015. In summer of 2016, Jeff was the assistant coach to Jack Doria who took the 14U Girls to the Junior Olympics.
Jeff has been the coach Heritage High School girls varsity coach since 2014, where the Lady Patriots have qualified for the North Coast Section (NCS) playoffs every year since. In 2016, the team won their first Bay Valley Athletic League (BVAL) championship with 8 wins/0 losses in the league, and 19 wins/5 losses overall. In 2016, the BVAL Managers awarded Jeff Coach of the Year.
Jeff has also been a freshman and JV basketball coach at Heritage since 2008. Jeff’s passion lies with team sports and building the strength and conditioning of young athletes, both in and out of the water. Jeff always looks forward to improving the skill level, teamwork and character of our athletes. Read more about Jeff and his dedication to water polo and the HHS program here.
Lindsey Hull joined the Lamorinda Brentwood coaching staff in the fall of 2017. During her high school years, she played as a hole set for Liberty High School and Brentwood SeaWolves. Lindsey was chosen as a first team all-league player during her sophomore year of high school, and was BVAL MVP her junior and senior years.
Lindsey played on multiple intramural teams while earning her Elementary Education degree from Brigham Young University. She later earned her Master’s of Education from Southern Utah University while teaching second grade at Westside Elementary. Lindsey moved back to the bay area in the summer of 2017 and was hired as a 6th grade math and PE teacher at Delta Vista Middle School.
Lindsey is thrilled to be back in the world of water polo and part of the Lamorinda Brentwood coaching team. Her passion as a coach is helping young athletes discover the joy of personal growth and thrill of experiencing success as a team through consistent hard work and effort. Lindsey believes in the importance of honing fundamental skills early on, and is committed to helping players develop the skills that will help them be successful now and in years to come.
Daunte Lopez joined the SeaWolves coaching staff during the winter of 2015. Prior to formally joining the SeaWolves staff, he worked as a volunteer coach supporting Chris Rose with the 14U Boys 2016 at Junior Olympics and 14U Boys 2017 WinterFest team where they took third place in the next higher level bracket than where they were originally seeded.
Throughout high school and college, Daunte played water polo and swam. Daunte’s training philosophy is centered upon progressive athletic and cognitive build-up, planned rest days and structured workouts to achieve maximum performance goals. Daunte enjoys road cycling and competing in triathlons.
Guy Baker, Executive Director Lamorinda Water Polo
Baker coached both the men and women's water polo teams to national championships. The men's team won the NCAA championship in 1995, 1996, 1999 and 2000, while the women's team won the national collegiate championship in 1996, 1997 and 1998. Both of his teams won a national title in the same school year twice (1995–96 and 1996–97), a first for a coach. In his first year at UCLA, he was named American Water Polo Coaches Association Coach of the Year for leading the men's water polo team to a second-place finish in the NCAA tournament. Baker was inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame on October 11, 2014.
At the 2008 China Summer Olympic games, his American team lost 8-9 in the championship game to the Netherlands, and the team took home the silver medal. "Head Coach Guy Baker has presided over one of the most dominating runs for women’s water polo the last eight years plus and with 10 first time Olympians on the roster the future looks very bright for this group," according to USA Water Polo.
Joe Born, Girl’s Technical Director Lamorinda Water Polo
Las Lomas Varsity Team (4 years) Miramonte High School JV Team (2 years) Olympic Development Program (2 years) Lamorinda Water Polo (3 years) 680 Water Polo (1 year) Oakland Masters Water Polo (1 year)
Premier League - 2nd place National Championships
- US Berkeley 200-2003, 2nd place at NCAA Championships in 2002
- Miramonte High School NCS Chamionships 1996-1999
- UC Berkeley (2005)
- Miramonte High School (2000)
If Joe could describe himself in one word that word would be blessed. He is grateful to have come up in Lamorinda, and is proud to be both son to Christine and Tom Born and brother to David Born. Joe attended Miramonte and UC Berkeley where he played water polo and studied cognitive psychology and economics.
As a water polo player, Joe was fortunate to play for many great coaches including Bill Brown, Kirk Everist, Peter Asch and the legendary Pete Cutino. Joe played on the inaugural 18U Lamorinda Water Polo team that went on to win the east bay’s first Junior Olympic championship. However, Joe had to miss the JOs in order to undergo surgery on a broken left hand that had gone untreated for over a year. While playing with the injury, Joe had won an NCS championship, earned 1st team all-American honors, and was recruited by some of the top college programs in the country. Joe plans to go back and earn his JO medal as a coach at Lamorinda.
Joe’s career as a player took him to many exciting places and experiences, but he cherishes most the lessons he learned in persistence and resilience. Those qualities emboldened an exciting and diverse professional life driven by passion and curiosity. One that has taken him from running small farming operations in the Central Valley to acting on movie sets in LA. His proudest accomplishment professionally has been his 5-year tenure as a Para Educator in the special education department at Wagner Ranch Elementary School. In those 5 years, he successfully facilitated transitions from the ILC to mainstream classrooms, increased and enhanced social interaction for many of his students, and cultivated a love of learning in those for whom learning is most difficult.
As a coach, Joe has worked with an array of players from age 5 to 67. He has worked with skill levels ranging from beginners to former national team players. Joe has been a part of many organizations, deliberately exposing himself to and learning from a wide variety of successful coaches, players and programs. These organizations include the Olympic Development Program (PacZone 16U 2012-2014), 680 (16U assistant 4th place at JOs), and Miramonte. In addition to his role at Lamorinda, Joe will continue coaching at Las Lomas High School (3 straight NCS semi-final appearances) and the Oakland Masters (USAWP 2015 Masters Club of the Year). Joe also represents up and coming local artist, Molly Kars, and is helping his family build a new business: Born Investment Management.