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 ...

Héctor A. Pereles

Héctor A. Pereles was a former swimming and water polo athlete at the Ponce ...

Zach Graper

Technical Director HS Girls Program, Social Media Director
Coach Zach Graper is the Technical Director for the HS Girls Program and ...

Ramiro Saldain

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

Hannah Blitstein

Hannah began playing water polo at the age of 11 where she was a member of ...

James Perry

James grew up in Orinda, CA playing water polo from age 12 to present. In ...

James Fujikake

James  began coaching water polo at One Way Water Polo Club in Santa Maria, ...

Greg Frazier

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...

Goran Sablic

Youth Technical Director
Goran was born and raised in city of Split, Croatia. Goran played water polo ...