Santa Cruz Water Polo Club Coaching Staff
Marcelo Adas: 18u Boys head coach, 18u Girls head coach , Recreation Manager.
For over 25 years Marcelo has been dedicated to the formation of athletes in the area of Santa Cruz and the Olympic Development program in the Central Coast of California.
He began his career in Hebraica Club in Sao Paulo-Brazil and was the Head coach of the Brazilian team in the Pan American Maccabi Games -1987. Since he moved to Santa Cruz in 1990 and took over as coach of Soquel HS. Up until that point Soquel was without any sustained tradition of success. With in a few years Marcelo turned the program into a power house in North Cal. He created and renewed teams year after year by winning the Santa Cruz League for 18 consecutive years setting a record of 232 wins and 3 losses. During this period Marcelo developed 18 League MVP and 4 Central Coast Sections MVP. Soquel HS was as top ranked public school in the Central Coast for many years and achieved the CCS Championship in 2002.
Marcelo also was the Olympic Development program coach for the Pacific Zone. Many of his athletes were invited to play for the Junior and National US Team. Many of his athletes achieved All American status, went to play Division 1 polo at top Universities in the County and won NCAA Championships.
Marcelo received several honors, in the Santa Cruz League, Central Coast Section and USAWP as Pacific Zone development coach of the year many times.
Marcelo’s multi-cultural coaching and playing experience stem primarily from South America, the US, and Eastern Europe. This has provided a unique environment to be successful in bringing players to the next level and prepare his athlete’s with knowledge and skills needed for success in water polo.
Cody Gilbert …more info coming soon
Chris Melcer …more info coming soon
Caleb Conroy Terzich …more info coming soon
Joel McKown …more info coming soon
Ryan Chapatte …Chief Financial Officer, Girls Program Director, 16u Girls Head Coach
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Eric Byrd …more info coming soon
Trevor Wiens …more info coming soon