Matt Cherries

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Matt Cherries played water at South Pasadena High School before going on USC where he was team captain on the NCAA finalist team in 1994.  Matt is a mathematics teacher and coaches the girls at Ventura High School.   He also assists with the youth at the Pride Water Polo Academy. He has developed a deep passion for teaching fundamentals over the years working with hundreds of athletes.  He also invented a device called the Polo Pendulum to help athletes control their wrist release, improve their balance catching and throwing,  and improve their leg strength.                                                                

Water Polo Achievements: CIF Champion and All- American in Water Polo and Swimming 1989, 1990, NCAA Finalist  University of Southern California 1993 and 1994, CIF Division 2 Coach of the Year 2006, Olympic Development Team Coach 2011, USA Master’s Nationals Silver Medal 2018, 2017, 2016, Bronze 2015, Development:  South Pasadena HS League Champions 2001, 2002, Ventura High School League Champions 2007, 2009, 2019, Coached over 20 All-American water polo players, Fina Master’s World Championship Budapest, Hungary,  Quarterinals , August 2017