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

Joyce Abarta

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

Michael Radka

Coach 12U Boys
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 ...

Joe Vernaza

Coach 14U Boys
Bio Coming Soon

Michael Piloyan

Coach 14U Boys
Bio Coming Soon

Christine Townsend

Coach Splashball
Bio Coming Soon

Jenna Hurst

Coach 12/14U Girls
Bio Coming Soon