Boys Water Polo


Varsity Coach: David Wallace, Boys Water Polo

Season: Fall

Levels: Varsity & Junior Varsity

Bio:  Has 20 years water polo coaching experience, including eight years with El Dorado High School. Took the El Dorado Goldenhawks to CIF-SS playoffs eight years in a row. Teams never placed lower than the Quarterfinals in the CIF-SS playoffs. Won the CIF-SS Division II Championship in 1996. Coaches club teams with Los Angeles Water Polo, Ventura County Primer and Titan Water Polo. Has taken three teams to top ten finishes at the USWP National Junior Olympics.

Philosophy:  Pursue our team goals with respect and honor for the game of water polo, our teammates and ourselves. We will accomplish this by mastering the skills and characteristics necessary to make us successful in the pool, classroom and life. We will practice with purpose and play with passion.

Most proud of:  Creating a new water polo program at El Dorado High School that won seven league championships and always made it to the quarter finals or better in the CIF-SS playoffs. The program had one of the best overall GPAs of any sport on campus.

JV Head Coach: Ben Gossard

Fall Transportation: There will be a bus provided to the Ventura Aquatic Center (VAC), leaving FTHS daily at 2:00pm (route 108). Students who are trying out or on the team should meet the bus in the front of the school immediately after their 5th/6th period. Practice will finish at 5:15pm and students should be picked up promptly from the VAC. Please see Karrie in the front office with any questions.

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Home games are played mainly at Ventura Aquatic Center, 901 S Kimball Rd, Ventura. 


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ATHLETE CLEARANCE: Prior to trying out for or practicing with a team, students must submit Athletic Clearance documentation, which includes a sports physical clearance dated within the past 12 months. NEW for the 2017-18 school year, online clearance is now available! Begin the online clearance process at and use the instructions found here. If you are unable to complete clearance online, please contact the school office for a packet at 289-0023 x1016.

ATHLETICS DONATION: We are asking for each family to please donate $125.00 to the Booster Fund to help alleviate the stress from each individual coach to fundraise for equipment, CIF meals, tournaments/invitationals, recognition/awards, and coaching education/certification. Your tax-deductible donation may reference our non-profit 501(c)(3) tax ID#47-1828368. Cash or checks payable to “Foothill Athletics Boosters” can be brought to the FTHS front office, or donations may be made online. Thank you for your support!

Questions? Please contact the FTHS Athletics Department at 289-0023 x1016.

Fall Practice/Game Location: Ventura Aquatic Center at Ventura Community Park, 901 S. Kimball Road

Ventura Community Park, Ventura

Link to map


Photo courtesy of City of Ventura.
Photo courtesy of City of Ventura.

Contact Coach Wallace:

Athletics Dept: Anthony Unchangco, FTHS Athletic Director; 805-289-0023, ext. 2309. Or Karrie Carey, FTHS Athletics Secretary; 805-289-0023, ext. 1016.