Duje Grubisic - 12U Boys Team Coach
Duje Grubisic, born and raised in Split, Croatia, has been playing water polo since the age of 12. Duje played on the Jadran Water Polo Club up through his Senior Year, winning multiple Croatian water polo championships and acting as Team Captain for 3 years. Duje played on the Croatian Water Polo Team from 2003 – 2004. He was named MVP the Men’s Water Polo Team at Concordia in 2009. He is a 3 time Academic All American.
While at Northwood WPC Duje has led the 10 and Under Mixed team to a 3rd Place finish at the National Junior Olympics and 2 years later took that group and placed 5th in the 12 and Under division.
Coach Duje is currently working on his MBA from Concordia.
Martin Babovic - Goalie Coach
Bio coming soon...
András Antal - Splashball/10U & Masters Team Coach
Born and raised in Budapest, Hungary. András has been playing water polo since the age of 8. He played for Budapest Vasutas Sport Club (BVSC) before coming to the U.S. and served as team captain his last 4 years on the team. While with BVSC, he finished 2nd and 3rd in the Hungarian Junior National League, and also 2nd and 3rd in the U21 Hungarian National Championships. András was also on the Hungarian Junior National Team from 2006 - 2010 where his team won the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in 2009.
Allie Flath - 12U/14U Girls Coach
Allie played water polo and swam for Northwood High School. She was on the Varsity water polo team all four years. Allie was first team all sea view and pacific leagues junior and senior years. She was named to the All city team from her sophomore-senior year. Team captain swim and polo junior and senior years. Currently a sophomore playing water polo at Concordia University Irvine.
Brian Edelman - 10U Mixed Coach
Brian Played at Woodbridge High School for 4 years, 2.5 years Varsity, 2 years CIF. He began coaching at 17 years old. Have coached every age group at some point, from age 6 to 18. Brian started coaching at Kahuna Water Polo Club in 2008 and had a lot of success developing athletes. In 2010 while with Kahuna they placed 16th at Junior Olympics. A year later they placed 8th. He attended the Olympic Development Program Camp in Colorado, December 2010. Brian is currently the assistant coach at Woodbridge High School (boys and girls). He has been coaching at WHS for 2 years now.
Steve Simmons - 14U Girls Team Coach
Steve started his career as a freshman in high school at El Dorado in Placentia. There as a sophomore, he helped the Golden Hawks achieve a CIF victory while playing in the goal. As a junior, Steve helped lead his team to a back to back CIF victory earning the honors of first team Orange Empire League, and second team all CIF. Steve also had the honor of being invited to play goalie with the "Born in 63" Team, a predecessor to today's National Cadet Team. As a senior, Steve helped bring his team to the CIF quarter finals and earned the honors of first team all league and first team all CIF. Steve made the transition from goalie to field player at Orange Coast College. There he broke the all time single season scoring record in his first year as a field player. The Lyon's Club of Costa Mesa awarded him top athlete of the year 1982.
From there, he joined one of the nationally top rated teams, UCSB. In the three years he played, the Gaucho's stayed in the top four ranking while holding the number one position numerous times. Though never achieving a national title, Steve had the privilege of playing with and against many world class athletes including many Olympians. Steve spent 10 years out of the water starting businesses and a large family. When his eldest decided to play water polo, Steve rekindled his love of the sport. He is elated to coach kids; three out of his six included, and give back to a sport that has brought him such joy.
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