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 12u Boys Black
Ramiro’s coaching experience includes: Pride Water Polo from 2016 to ...

Greg Frazier

Coach
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...

Justin English

Youth Technical Director/Coach 14u
Justin English grew up in Ventura, California. He spent most of his younger ...

Matt Cherrie

Coach 12u Boys Red
Matt Cherrie played water at South Pasadena High School before going on USC ...

Michael Radka

Coach 10u Mixed
Michael Radka grew up in Orange County and Ventura County.  He started playing ...

Joseph Vernaza

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

Jenny Jamison

12u/14u Girls Coach
Jenny Jamison grew up in Camarillo, California. She grew up as a competitive ...