Coaches

Eve Okamura

Steve "Coach K" Kurihara

Steve "Coach K" Kurihara

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President

Program Director

Head Coach 18u Girl's A


Eve has been involved in the sport of water polo for the past 11 years both as a player and as a coach. She is currently the Varsity Water Polo Coach at Presentation High School in San Jose and is one of the Cadet Age group coaches for USA Water Polo’s Olympic Development Program for the Pacific Zone. Eve competed for Sobrato HS and went on to play for CSU Monterey Bay’s NCAA DII program while earning her B.S. in Kinesiology. She previously coached at Harbor High School and Santa Clara Swim Club Water Polo. She is currently enrolled in the Single Subject Credential Program at San Jose State University for Physical Education and Concordia Irvine University’s Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration.  

Steve "Coach K" Kurihara

Steve "Coach K" Kurihara

Steve "Coach K" Kurihara

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Vice President

Assistant Program Director

Head Coach 16u Girl's A


Coach K is from Stockton, Ca. He grew up swimming competitively and eventually transitioned to playing water polo. Coach K attended UCSB, and is an Engineering Manager at Texas Instruments. He is the Varsity Girl's and JV Girl's Water Polo Coach at Pioneer High school. Previous to that he was the JV Girl's Coach at Pioneer. Coach K is huge on fundamentals, development of game knowledge, and regularly inspires us to be our best! 

Isabelle Okamura

Steve "Coach K" Kurihara

Isabelle Okamura

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Assistant Coach

Program Assistant

Assistant Coach 18u Girl's A


Isabelle began playing water polo in 2011 when she was in the 8th grade. She competed for Sobrato HS, earned multiple league awards, was team captain, and earned herself a spot in the senior CCS All Star game. She was also named athlete of the year her senior year. Isabelle competed for Santa Clara Swim Club Water Polo and went on to play for Sonoma State. She is graduating with her B.S. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Physical Therapy and is planning to attend a D.P.T. program in the next year. She is also an Assistant Coach for Presentation High School Water Polo. 

Mckenna Yates

Jessica Bartlett

Isabelle Okamura

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Assistant Coach


McKenna began playing water polo her freshman year of high school in 2010 at Saint Francis. While there she earned First Team All-League for the WCAL League and was awarded Seventh Team All-American. She competed for Stanford Water Polo Club and Santa Clara Valley Water Polo Club. She also competed for the Pacific Zone Team for USA Water Polo’s Olympic Development Program for two years. McKenna went on to play for San Jose State University’s NCAA DI program while earning her degree in Psychology. Her first year at SJSU she helped her team achieve a 10th place ranking in the nation. She is now attending CSU Stanislaus and is in their RN, BSN Program. McKenna has coached for Santa Clara Swim Club Water Polo, Presentation High School, and NorCal Water Polo.

Jessica Bartlett

Jessica Bartlett

Jessica Bartlett

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Age Group Coach

Head Coach 18u Girl's B 


Jessica has been in the water polo world for the past 10 years. Recently she was the Girls Varsity coach at Pioneer high school and JV Girls Water Polo coach. She also coached for Santa Clara Swim Club Water Polo and  was the Head Coach of Quicksilver Water Polo. Prior to that, Jessica attended Evergreen High School and competed for the Varsity Girl's Water Polo program. She was team captain, and earned All-League Honors. Jessica is currently attending West Valley College with a major in Nursing, she is finishing up her prerequisites before applying to BSN programs throughout California and Nevada in the spring. She aspires to become an Emergency room nurse and work here locally in the Bay Area. 

Amaiya Gillis

Heather Jacobson

Heather Jacobson

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Assistant Coach


Amaiya started playing water polo back in 2014. She competed for Santa Clara Swim Club on their 14u, 16u, and 18u rosters. She attended Sobrato High School and competed for their Water Polo Program and earned BVAL All-League Honors in this time. She then began playing for Pacific Valley Premier Water Polo Club, and was a starter on our inaugural 18u girls roster. She is currently attending De Anza College and is competing for their Water Polo program. She also assists with the Yerba Buena Girl and Boy’s Water Polo program. 

Heather Jacobson

Heather Jacobson

Heather Jacobson

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Assistant Coach

Goalie Coach


Heather began playing in 2015 her freshman year for Presentation High School. She began her career playing field and transitioned to Goal Keeper about halfway through season. She competed for the Varsity Panthers earning team captain, All-League WCAL Honors, and CCS Honors by the time she graduated. She competed for Santa Clara Swim Club Water Polo briefly, and then for West Valley Water Polo Club. Heather is currently attending Saint Francis University in Pennsylvania, and is competing for their NCAA D1 program.