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Richard Draz
Richard  Draz

Last College:
San Diego

Position:
Contributor

Induction Year:
2003


Elected to Hall of Fame: 2003

Participation:

  • US Water Polo Official 1995-present
  • Head Water Polo Coach San Diego Mesa College 1986-89 and 1991-94
  • Head Swimming coach men and women at San Diego Mesa College 1986-1995
  • US Water Polo Coach- C Horse Water Polo Club 1976-1986
  • US Water Polo Coach- San Diego Water Polo Club 1987-1995
  • Head Swimming Coach- Crawford High School- San Diego, CA 1962-1986
  • Head Water Polo Coach- Crawford High School- San Diego, CA 1969-1986
  • US Water Polo Age Group Training Camp San Diego, CA
  • Area XIV Head Coach 1984-1988
  • Water Polo at San Diego Mesa College- 147 wins - 134 losses
  • Six players selected All-American
  • Water Polo at Crawford High School- 1969-1985 - 334 wins - 116 losses
  • League Champs 13 times - 17 All Americans

Professional Involvement:

  • San Diego County Interscholastic Coaches Assn. - President
  • San Diego Aquatics Assn. - Vice President for Swimming
  • San Diego Aquatics Assn. - Vice President for Water Polo
  • San Diego CIF - Advisory Board Water Polo and Swimming
  • Tournament Director for CIF San Diego for both boys and girls Water Polo and Swimming
  • San Diego Water Polo Officials Assn. - Vice President

Honors:

  • 1999 San Diego High School Sports Association - Coaches Award
  • 1998 Received CIF "Outstanding Service Award" - San Diego
  • 1996 Achievement Hall of Fame Chagrin Falls Schools, Ohio
  • 1990 National Interscholastic Coaches Association - Outstanding Service Award
  • 1990 Listed in "Americas Greatest Coaches"
  • 1990 National Parent Teachers Assn. - Crawford High School
  • 1987 National Interscholastic Coaches Association - Twenty-five year Service Award
  • 1986 National High School Athletic Coaches Assn. - "National Coach of the Year"
  • 1986 California High School "Coach of the Year"
  • 1970 San Diego Aquatic Association "Coach of the Year"
  • 1969 San Diego Aquatic Association "Coach of the Year"

Personal:

  • Married- wife Helen, three children and 5 grandchildren
  • Retired Educator and Coach
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