New ODP National Coaches Announced

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New ODP National Coaches Announced

Postby Moderator1 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:45 am

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

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: Jim Staresinic

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

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Re: New ODP National Coaches Announced

Postby Rbpolo0414 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:57 pm

Can anyone comment on Drew Clute and Nikola Malezonov? Good to see Ormsby back involved.

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Re: New ODP National Coaches Announced

Postby Big Johny » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:10 pm

I don't know much about Clute and Malezonov but I am sure that there were bigger names and more experienced coaches available for those positions.

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Re: New ODP National Coaches Announced

Postby HawkinsPolo4 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:06 pm

Big Johny wrote:I don't know much about Clute and Malezonov but I am sure that there were bigger names and more experienced coaches available for those positions.


Malezonov was the head coach of the Washington & Jefferson College women's water polo team (DIII) in 2016. This was the bio according to the athletic site:



"The native of Nis, Serbia, arrives at W&J following a successful tenure as the head coach of the Pittsburgh Water Polo Club and North Allegheny High School, where he won Pennsylvania state titles in 2011-12 and 2012-13.

A veteran of more than 14 years of water polo coaching experience, he has also been involved with the USA Water Polo Olympic Development and National Team programs as an assistant coach for the USA Water Polo Cadet National Team and the Great Lakes Zone head coach. Previously, he served on the staff for the US National Team at the World University Games and World League preliminary tournament.

Malezanov gained experience in the collegiate ranks as a graduate assistant for swimming and water polo at Salem International University (W.Va.) from 2007-2009. He then moved on to the United States Naval Academy as a coach with the club water polo team, eventually earning a spot on the Varsity coaching staff.

He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Physical Education at the University of Nis and later received his Master’s in Education, Coaching and Exercise Science from SIU."

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