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Brent Bohlender
Brent  Bohlender

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USA Water Polo Announces 2016 National Award Winners; Congratulations To All!

Award winners to be recognized on July 26 during the 2017 Junior Olympics


USA Water Polo Inducts Three Into Hall Of Fame; Celebrates National Award Winners & Retired Olympians

Water polo community gathers in Costa Mesa to honor greats of the game


Natalie Benson, Richard Corso, & Amber Drury To Be Inducted Into USA Water Polo Hall Of Fame On May 30

Costa Mesa Hilton to host Hall of Fame induction and National Awards dinner


USA Water Polo Announces Annual Award Winners; Honorees To Be Recognized At 2015 Hall Of Fame Induction & National Awards Dinner On May 30

Event set for Costa Mesa Hilton this May 30; Tickets on-sale now!


USA Water Polo Announces Annual Award Winners To Be Honored On January 19 In Los Angeles

Elected to the Hall of Fame: 2001, Life Member


  • High School:
    • First California HS coach to reach 1200+ wins in one sport - Water Polo
    • High School coach for boys and girls since 1975
    • Varsity Water Polo Boys Career Record 615-341-3
    • 25 seasons (485-399)
    • Varsity Water Polo Girls 697-161-2 (1981-2003) 22 seasons (529-130)
    • Varsity Boys & Girls Swimming Record 354-116-1 - Total Record 1666-518-3
    • Established a national high school record for water polo teams by winning
    • 128 consecutive games between 1996-2000 (total 1014-529)
    • Retired from coaching
    • Several High School All Americans both girls and boys
    • Chairperson Sac-Joaquin Section Women's Water Polo 1996-present
    • NISCA All American selector for California from 1986-present
    • 1997 Awarded CIF Lifetime pass work both water polo and swimming
    • Cal-Hi Sports Magazine Team of the Year 1981-85-91-97-98-99
    • California Coaches Association - Coach of the Year 2001
    • C.I.F. Sac-Joaquin Section Hall of Fame inaugural class
  • United States Water Polo:
    • Chairperson for Women's International Olympic Committee 2000-2005
    • Central Cal Zone Chairperson 2006-present
  • USA WP Junior Women's Head Coach from 1985-1999
    • 3 Gold Medals Pan American Jr. Water Polo 94-96-98
    • 2 Bronze Medals World Jr. Women's WP Championship 95, 96
    • Over 200 International Competitions as Head Coach Junior Women
    • Total of 27 Siler or Bronze finishes at National Championships
    • Four (4) Club players member of Women's Olympic Teams 2000-2004
  • USA WP Water Polo National Championships - Women's Level
    • 9 Junior Olympic Age Group Championships
    • 9 Junior/Senior Level Championships
  • United States Olympic Festival Women's Coach 1985-1987
  • Pacific Zone Executive Board member since 1988
  • Central Cal Zone Vice President since 1998
  • Author of numerous articles regarding water polo and swimming high school
  • Masters thesis on "Female Sport Psychology" 1986
  • Awarded USWP & US Olympic Committee Development Coach of Year 1999
  • Level 4 American Swim Coaches Association - Life member


  • United Airlines United States Water Polo Coach of the Year 1999
  • National Interscholastic Coaches Association for Outstanding service 2002



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