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Jack Doria Coach and Director, Lamorinda Brentwood Water Polo

Jack Doria started coaching with the SeaWolves in summer 2012. He has been a coach at Liberty High School since 2011, and has coached the girls varsity team since 2016.

Jack has trained in the Olympic Development (ODP) coaching program and brings that expertise to Lamorinda Brentwood. In spring 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. In spring 2018, Jack traveled to Barcelona with Lamorinda where he learned additional drills used in another country and is looking forward to implementing with Lamorinda Brentwood. 

Jack was key in driving the start of the first Splashball program in this area in spring 2018, in partnership with the City of Brentwood.

Jack's passion is for improving the fundamentals and increasing the skill level and confidence in players.

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Chris Rose Water Polo Coach

Chris Rose joined the SeaWolves in summer 2009. He has been a key figure on 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.

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Jeff Lapum Water Polo Coach

Jeff Lapum joined the SeaWolves in winter of 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 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 and Coach Lapum won the 2016 BVAL Managers awarded Jeff "Coach of the Year". Most recently Coach Lapum lead the Heritage Varsity girls to their very first NCS Division 1 Championship, and was awarded the 2018 BVAL Board of Managers Female Coach of the Year

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.

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Rosy Ayers Water Polo & Splashball Coach

Rosy joined the Lamorinda Brentwood coaching staff in the spring of 2018 as a Splashball coach to kick off the new program in our area. She was an assistant coach to Jack Doria for the 14U girls during Junior Olympics summer 2018, and now coaches the 12U/10U/8U waterpolo groups.

Rosy played three years of varsity water polo at Antioch High School, and was team captain. She was also a part of USA Water Polo sending the first players from Antioch High school to the National Junior Olympics.

While earning her BS degree at University of Texas in Biology/Chemistry, Coach Rosy played water polo for UT and taught swimming to 4-7 year olds.  She also worked with the East Bay Regional Parks District for six years training Junior Lifeguards at Lake Anza in Berkeley.  Rosy also started a bilingual water safety program for at-risk youth to reduce the risk of drowning at Lake Del Valle in Livermore. 

Rosy has been a part of the SeaWolves for over 6 years as a parent, volunteer and board member. 

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Cameron Jamison Water Polo & Splashball Coach

Cameron Jamison joined the Lamorinda Brentwood coaching staff in the Fall of 2018. Cameron is a Splashball coach and currently coaches the 14U boys. 

Cameron played for four years at Heritage High School, and lead his team as a starting varsity goalie; earning first team, all-league two years in a row. Cameron also helped launch our goalie training program for all age groups. Cameron helps our goalies develop proper techniques and improve on their fundamentals. 

Cameron is thrilled to work with Lamorinda Brentwood and the great coaching staff. He strives to teach the younger athletes the true fundamentals of water polo, and what it really means to be a part of a team. Cameron plans to attend UC Berkeley in the Fall of 2020 to pursue a career in teaching. He hopes one day he can come back and help continue teaching water polo for Lamorinda Brentwood.

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Benji Mock Water Polo Coach

Benji Mock joined the Brentwood SeaWolves program in the Summer of 2013, and started his first season coaching with Lamorinda Brentwood in the Fall of 2019.

Benji played water polo all four years at Heritage High School, playing 3 years at the varsity level. He earned First Team All League for two years, and earned the League MVP Award his senior year. Benji lead his team in scoring with a season high and school record of 99 goals.

In 2018, Benji earned his Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry from San Jose State University.  He's currently attending Touro University College of Pharmacy and will graduate in 2023.

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Chris Evans Water Polo Assistant Coach

Chris joined the Lamorinda Brentwood staff in fall 2019.

He played water polo for four years at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill. The team won its league all four years and was runner-up at the CCS finals. Chris was first-team, all-league his junior and senior years. He scored the winning goal his senior year to defeat Sierra High to play in the CCS finals against Bellarmine College Preparatory. Chris also played two years at West Valley Junior College and was a starter both years.

Chris’ daughter is on the Lamorinda Brentwood 10U team, and he’s excited to teach her and teammates the skills he has learned.  

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Kiel Olff Splashball Coach

Kiel joined Lamorinda Brentwood as a Splashball coach in Spring 2019. Kiel is a teacher at Deer Valley High School in Antioch where he was the head coach for the boys & girls water polo and swim teams from 2009 to 2013. Kiel is a graduate of Liberty High School and UC Santa Cruz.

Kiel is also a water polo official. Be sure to say hi if you see him on deck this high school season!

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Junior Coaches Splashball

All of our Splashball Junior Coaches are here to help your kids have fun, learn basic skills, and keep them safe. Our ratio of Splashball Junior Coaches to kids is about 1:3 or 5. They all have been part of either our SeaWolves and/or Lamorinda Brentwood water polo program. They play water polo in high school and most of them swim during the high school season. All of them have eagerly volunteered their time because they want to give back to the community and enjoy working with kids.

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Guy Baker Executive Director, Lamorinda Water Polo


Guy Baker Selected to USA Water Polo Hall of Fame

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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.

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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.

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