Dante Dettamanti

Dante Dettamanti

Coach Dettamanti has produced winning and championship water polo teams at all levels, including high school, college, club and International. In 25 years at Stanford, his teams played in the NCAA Championship final game a total of 14 times, producing eight NCAA Championships and six second-place finishes. His eight National championships tie the NCAA record for the most in NCAA history.He has been named NCAA “Coach of the Year” eight different times and League “Coach of the Year” ten times. Fourteen of his players have gone on to play for the USA Olympic Team. Inducted into the 2002 United States Water Polo Hall of Fame, the 2003 Stanford University Athletic Hall of Fame, the 2014 University Of California, Davis Hall of Fame Legacy Award, and the Occidental College Aquatic Hall of Fame. Since his retirement in 2002, he has written four water polo books and coaches manuals and presented numerous coaches clinics and seminars around the world. His new coaches book, scheduled for release in 2017, is titled “New Concepts in Coaching Water Polo”.

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