Olympic Development Program

2017 ODP Pipeline National Team Coaching Staffs Announced


March 13, 2017

Huntington Beach, CA - March 13 - USA Water Polo Chief High Performance Officer John Abdou has announced the coaching staffs for the 2017 ODP Pipeline National Teams including the Junior, Youth, Cadet and Developmental National Teams. These staffs will guide teams into a variety of competition in 2017 including the FINA Junior World Championship among other events. 

"At the start of a new Olympic Quadrennial we are working with a new group of coaches that can help build and develop the next generation of national team athletes and teams. This group is a strong collection of Olympians, high level age group and college coaches, and coaches that have been developing in ODP with bright futures," said Abdou.

The group features six Olympians including Coralie Simmons, Natalie Benson, Betsey Armstrong, Gavin Arroyo, Brett Ormsby, and Jeff Powers. In addition, five collegiate head coaches are in the mix with Simmons, Benson, Arroyo, Serela Kay and John McBride.

See below for a complete staff lisiting. TBD assignments will be filled in the coming weeks.  

2017 ODP Pipeline National Teams
Women's Junior
Head Coach: Coralie Simmons
Assistant Coach: Natalie Benson
Assistant Coach: Betsey Armstrong
Manager: TBD

Women's Youth
Head Coach: Ethan Damato
Assistant Coach: Ross Sinclair
Assistant Coach: Serela Kay
Manager: Jen Gudmudson

Women's Cadet
Head Coach: Kristin Rodriguez
Assistant Coach: Catherine Arroyo
Assistant Coach: TBD
Manager: Linda Wright

Women's Development
Head Coach: Casey Greenawalt
Assistant Coach: Nicole Davidson
Assistant Coach: Nathan Varosh
Manager: TBD

Men's Junior
Head Coach: Gavin Arroyo
Assistant Coach: John McBride
Assistant Coach: Joey Gullikson
Manager: Liz Grimes

Men's Youth
Head Coach: Brett Ormsby
Assistant Coach: Dusty Litvak
Assistant Coach:Bryan Lynton
Manager: TBD

Men's Cadet
Head Coach: Nikola Malezonov
Assistant Coach: Jeff Powers
Assistant Coach: Trent Calder
Manager: TBD

Men's Development
Head Coach: Drew Clute
Assistant Coach: Clarke Weatherspoon
Assistant Coach: TBD
Manager: Bryson Walker




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