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Ken Hamdorf
Ken  Hamdorf

Last College:
Golden West CC

Position:
Coach

Induction Year:
2000


Elected to Hall of Fame: 2000

Club: Whittier Swim Club (WP) 1959-1960, Inland Water Polo Club 1961, Nu-Pike Water Polo 1962, Nu-Pike Water Polo 1963-1966

College: Fullerton Jr. College, Long Beach State University

High School: Cal High School - Whittier, CA 1953-1957

Participation:

  • Named to Olympic Training Camp
  • Second Pan Am Trials
  • Three Time Outdoor AAU Championships
  • Represented US at the World CISM Games 1963 (third place)
  • Fullerton JC Player of the Year 1958 and All American 1957-1958
  • Long Beach State Forty Niner of the Year 1961-1962

Coach:

  • Westminster High School 1962-1965
  • Lakewood High School 1966-1976
  • Long Beach Wilson 1976
  • Golden West Community College 1977-Present
  • Plans to retire end of 2000 season
  • Assistant Coach 1977-1985 - 6 state championships - 6 So Cal Champs
  • Head Coach 1986-1999 - 11 Conference Championships
  • 7 Times So-Cal Champions - 9 Consecutive State Championships
  • Overall Record as Head Coach 425-46-2
  • A Total of 47 players named to All American
  • Named California Community Coach of the Year - 5 Times
  • USWP Level III Elite Water Polo Coach Certified 1986
  • Swimming:
    • Golden West Community College
    • 14 - Conference Championships
    • 4 - State Championships
  • Coaching Philosophy:
    • Always be on time - always be truthful
    • Be responsible for your personal life and your actions, by planning ahead- keeping a written calendar and plan for each day- don't blame others.
    • Think Ahead - Anticipate, take responsibility for something outside of yourself - someone else - or a cause (environment, religion, etc.) Leave where ever you go a better place because you've been there.

Personal:

  • Wife - Marilynn 39 years. Sons Paul and Tim. Two grandchildren
  • Military Service US Army 1963-1965
  • Teacher/Coach
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