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Pete Cutino
Pete  Cutino

Last College:
UC Berkeley

Position:
Coach

Induction Year:
1995


11/10/2016

50 Years Of Miramonte High School (CA) Water Polo Celebrated This Fall

First men's water polo season took place in 1967-68

03/19/2013

Olympic Club Gives Back Through Coaching

San Francisco area club has spawned several well known coaches

Elected to Hall of Fame: 1995

Club: Concord S.C.

College: California State University, Cal. Poly. San Luis Obispo

High School: Monterey Union H.S.

Playing Record: H.S. College Club Concord S.C. 1956-57

Participation:

  • Water Polo & Swimming at Cal State University
  • Swim Champion and Record Holder
  • Community College Swimming All American
  • Monterey Union H.S. League Champions for 4 years
  • City of Monterey, Mgr Monterey Sports Center 1991-94
  • Supervisor of aquatics 1963-1991 UC Berkeley
  • Physical Education Chairman 1962-63 Oxnard H.S.
  • Founder and Head Coach - Atascadero S.C., San Luis Obispo SC
  • Oxnard W/P Club including Swimming, Concord S.C. Water Polo and Swimming, Golden Bear W/P Club, Orinda Aqua Bears and Swim Club
  • Member of the Technical Water Polo Committee FINA 1988 to present
  • Member of the USOC for the World Games
  • Member of the Technical W/P Comm ASUA
  • Member of USWP Men's Olympic/International Committee
  • Member of USWP Hall of Fame Committee
  • Author:
    • Editor of NCAA Water Polo Rules - Contributor to Nat'l Mags
    • Polo Manual for players and coaches published by Swimming World Inc. LA 1975
    • The Driver in Water Polo Article in the Complete Book of Water Polo by Simon Schuster N.Y. 1986
    • Chapter on Water Polo in the Sport Source Publication by World Publications 1975

Coach:

  • U. of C. Berkeley 1963-1988 W/P 1963-1973 Swimming
  • Diablo Valley W/P Club 1989
  • Olympic Club of San Francisco 1989-
  • NCAA National Championship Teams 1973, 74, 75, 77, 83, 84, 87, 88
  • NCAA National Championship Tournaments 1969 2nd. 1978 2nd. 1979 4th. 1980 2nd. 1981 3rd. 1982 4th. 1986 2nd
  • PAC 8 Champions 1973, 74
  • PAC 10 Champions 1983, 84, 87, 88
  • AAU National Champions outdoor 1972, 73, 75, 76, 77
  • USWP National Champions outdoor 1978, 79, 80, 91, 92, 93
  • USWP National Champions indoor 1993
  • AAU Junior National Championship Team outdoor 1969
  • AAU National Championship Tournaments outdoor 1970 4th, 1971 4th, 1974 2nd
  • USWP National Championship Tournaments outdoor 1982 3rd, 83 3rd, 84 2nd, 85 2nd, 86 5th, 87 4th, 88 4th, 89 5th, 90 2nd, 94 3rd
  • USWP National Championship Tournament indoor 1994 2nd
  • California State Championship Team 5 times
  • Pan American Games Assistant Coach 1971 Cali COL VI Gold
  • World Games Assistant Coach 1973 Belgrade YUGO I 5th
  • Pan American Games 1979 San Juan PR VIII Gold
  • US National Team Coach 1975-76
  • US Can Am Mex 1981 Long Beach CA I Bronze
  • US National Team Assistant Coach 1973
  • Pan American Games 1975 Mexico City MEX VII Silver

Honors:

  • All Conference Selection, San Luis Obispo 1956-57
  • All American in Swimming at Community College
  • US Water Polo Award from USWP Inc. The Highest honor given in Water Polo 1990
  • US Congress Award listed in the 100th Congressional Record
  • Master Coach Award the highest honor given to an aquatics coach (swimming and water polo)
  • NCAA Coach of the Year 1973, 74, 75, 83, 88
  • AAU of the US, US Water Polo Coach of the Year 1972
  • ASCA Contributor to Aquatics 1974
  • CSCA Contributor to Collegiate Swimming 1978
  • American W/P Coaches Association Meritorious Award, highest level of coaching recognition in the sport of Water Polo 1980
  • National recognition for "500th Collegiate Water Polo Win" at Brown University 1988
  • US Olympic Games 1984, Deck Marshall for Competition Protocol
  • Lucky Stores of America Award: Contribution towards development of Olympic Athletes representing the United States
  • "Alumni of the Year Award" Cal State Poly Univ. San Luis Obispo
  • PAC 8 "Coach of the Year" 1973
  • The University of California Centennial Medal 1974. UC Berkeley
  • Big C Alumni Assoc.: Award for Excellence in Coaching 1974 NCAA
  • Cal Championship Water Polo Team
  • PAC 10 "Water Polo Coach of the Year 1983"
  • UC Berkeley Alumni Award Contribution to the U of C in W/P 1987
  • California State Poly. Univ. "Athletic Hall of Fame" 1987
  • UC Berkeley Alumni Award, "For Coaching and Developing UC Athletes for the Seoul Olympic Games" 1988
  • PAC 10 Water Polo Coach of the Year 1988
  • UC Alumni Commendation, Coach of UC Berkeley W/P team to the 1988 NCAA
  • Championships
  • Establishment of the Peter Cutino Most Improved Player Award 1989
  • The Peter J. Cutino Scholarship, established by the UC Berkeley 1900
  • Monterey Peninsula College, Athletic Hall of Fame 1992
  • University of California Berkeley Athletic Hall of Fame 1994
  • Resolution City of Oxnard, Contributor to Aquatics 1963
  • Pacific Assoc. No. California W/P Coach of the Year 1967, 73, 74, 75, 88
  • California State Legislature Resolution "to Peter J. Cutino for NCAA Championship
  • 1975 Also Coaches and Team UC Berkeley"
  • City of Santa Cruz, Peter Cutino and John Madden Celebrity Sports Night 1974
  • Northern California Athletic Hall of Fame, Walnut Creek CA 1979
  • California State Senate Resolution, UC Berkeley NCAA Champions 1983
  • Contra Costa Times Newspaper Award, Developing Contra Coast Olympians Concord, CA 1984
  • California State Assembly Resolution, For Development of California Athletes for the Olympic Games 1984
  • Contra Costa Hall of Fame 1984
  • Pacific Assoc. of USWP, Northern Cal Coach of the Year 1987
  • Peter J. Cutino Day, Proclamation by the City of Monterey for 25 years of service as an educator 1987
  • California State Senate Resolution, Peter J. Cutino as Educator and Coach for 25 years at the U of C Berkeley 1987
  • Friends of Peter J. Cutino Dinner honoring Pete for 25 years of coaching, Berkeley CA
  • Univ. of Cal. Aquatic Alumni, Outstanding Coaching 1987

Personal:

  • Married, spouse Louise A. Donato, son, Paul J. 12/26/55, son Peter J. 1/31/61, daughter Anna M. 11/5/62
  • B.S. Cal St. Poly Univ. San Luis Obispo CA
  • M.S. Cal St. Poly Univ. San Luis Obispo CA
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