The Pride Coaching Staff is committed to the development of each individual as both an elite level athlete and a young person of character.

The Coaching Staff

The Pride Water Polo Academy Coaching Staff consists of premier male and female coaches with playing and coaching experience at every level of competition. The Pride staff has developed successful teams at the Olympic, professional, international, NCAA Division 1, high school CIFss Division 1, and USAWP Age Group levels. Jack Kocur develops the training curriculum that is implemented at every age group. (click on photos below to read more about the coaching staff)

Pride Coaches

Jack Kocur

Co-Founder
Jack Kocur is the Co-Founder of Pride Water Polo Academy. In addition, Jack was ...

Ramiro Saldain

Coach 10U Mixed
Ramiro’s coaching experience includes: Pride Water Polo from 2016 to ...

Greg Frazier

Coach 14U Boys Black
Greg started coaching water polo in 1990 and has coached at both the youth and ...

Joyce Abarta

Joyce has coached for several club teams since 2007.  Most recently coach...

Joseph Vernaza

Coach 14u Boys Red
Coach Joe is a Granada Hills resident, having played at Kennedy High School. ...

Christine Anderson

Coach Splashball
Christine began coaching water polo over 20 years ago after her swimming and ...

Jenna Hurst

Coach 12/14U Girls
Jenna has coached with Pride for several years now since graduating from UCLA ...

Ben Brown

Coach 10U/12U Boys
Ben started coaching for Pride in 2020. He is from San Diego and played for San ...

Andy Anguiano

Coach 12U Boys
Andy Anguiano started playing water polo when he was 9 in Ventura County. ...