My goal as a coach is for my athletes to grow both physically and individually. This is done through hard work, overcoming adversity, being responsible and respectful. As a coach I hold my ability to mentor athletes to the highest regard and strive for athletes to grow from each experience. Teamwork, cohesion and goal setting plays a key role in my program. I believe everyone plays an equal role on the team, regardless of playing time. Each athlete knows their role, their goals and how they impact the team. Throughout the season, it is made a priority to set goals and work toward these goals. I believe in having a strong line of communication with my athletes, by allowing athletes to participate in problem solving and leadership opportunities. I want the experience of sport competition and being on a team to be something my athletes can carry through their lives through physical activity, character and values.
Jul 2012 - Present
Fresno City College
As the Head Women's Water Polo Coach at Fresno City College I provide skill instruction that develops and enhances athletes competitive edge. My responsibilities include managing team finances, conducting fundraisers, preparing transportation, ordering and maintaining equipment, scheduling games, organizing practices and recruiting. I also teach performance training classes that are designed to develop strength, endurance and flexibility.
Jun 2009 - Jul 2012
Teach children ages 2 years and older water safety and swimming technique. Also, to create an environment for young swimmers to have fun and learn how to be safe in the water.
Aug 2009 - May 2012
Director of Sports, Women's Water Polo and Swimming and Substitute Teacher
Central Unified School District
Director of Sports, Women's Water Polo and Swimming As the Head Coach my goal was to create an environment for athletes to learn about the sport and personally develop as an individual. My responsibilities included team finances, prepare transportation, order equipment, plan practice and prepare athletes for games.
Substitute Teacher I was responsible for adapting to and managing a classroom of students. Also, provided academic instruction to students when their regular teacher was absent.
Jun 2005 - Feb 2012
Water Polo Coach
Fresno Dolphins Swim Team
Teach athletes proper water polo fundamentals, skills and game strategizes during the off season. My responsibilities included scheduling games, organizing practices, managing team finances and recruiting.
Sep 2008 - Jun 2009
Volunteer and Intern
As a volunteer my responsibilities were to support academic development for elementary school students, supervise classroom activities and aid students with both homework and classwork. As an Intern my responsibilities were to assist managers in the corporate office with program development, organization and data input.
Jun 2007 - Aug 2008
UC Irvine Swim Camp
Mentor and teach young athletes swimming fundamentals and technique.
Jan 2008 - Apr 2008
Corona Del Mar Junior High School Club Team
Provide water polo skill instructions to Junior High School athletes.
Sep 2014 - Present
Masters in Kinesiology: Emphasis in Physical Education
Fresno Pacific University
Sep 2005 - Jun 2009
Bachelors Degree in Social Ecology, Minor Education
University of California, Irvine
Aug 2009 - Present
American Sport Education Program
Fresno City College Women's Water Polo hits the weights at 6am.