Jordan Watson is the Co-Founder of Pride Water Polo Academy. Jordan is a former water polo athlete at the club, high school, and the NCAA Division 1 collegiate level. He has coached age group and high school water polo for nearly seven years.
As an athlete, Jordan competed for the Los Angeles Water Polo Club from 2001-2005. Jordan won two National Championships in 2003 and 2004 as well as silver and bronze medals in 2005. He competed for Palos Verdes High School and earned All-CIF honors from 2002-2004, All-American honors in 2004, a three-time All-Bay-League player, and the Bay League’s Most Outstanding Player in 2004. He went on to play at Pepperdine University.
As a coach, Jordan has led winning teams at every age group level from 12U through 18U. Before co-founding Pride Water Polo Academy Jordan coached for numerous prestigious club and high school programs. Some of his accomplishments during that time are listed below
Pride Club Accomplishments
2016: Bronze Medal: 16U National Junior Olympics
2016: Bronze Medal: 16U United States Club Championships
2016: 4th Place: 16U California Cup State Finals
Previous Club Accomplishments
2014: Bronze Medal: 12U Ironman Super Finals
2014: Bronze Medal: 14U CCA Zone Championships
2013: Bronze Medal: 12U Rocktober National Championship
2012: Gold Medal, National Champions: 16U National Junior Olympics (assistant coach)
2013 Boys’ CIFss Division I Champions (Harvard Westlake Assistant Coach)
2013 Girls’ CIFss Division IV Semi-Finalist (Harvard Westlake Assistant Coach)
2009 Boys’ CIFss Division V Champions (El Segundo High School Coach)
USAWP Olympic Development Program
2013 First Place: 12TH Grade and Under Regional Championship
2012 First Place: 12TH Grade and Under Regional Championship
2011 Second Place: 10TH Grade and Under Regional Championship
Jordan graduated from Pepperdine University Cum Laude with a B.A. in Religion and a B.A. in Speech Communication. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Pepperdine’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology with a M.A. in Psychology. Jordan is committed to the development of young people through athletics. He also works full time in the mental health care field.