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.

Spring Tryouts for all current Foothill Tech students for the 2017-18 school year: 5/16/17 – 6/2/17, T-F, 2:30-5 pm, Ventura Aquatics Center

Summer Tryouts for incoming Freshmen: 7-10/17 – 7/14/17, 6am-8am, Buena HS pool. Scroll down to get more info re: summer meeting and tryout clearance

2017-18 Incoming 9th graders or transfers! If you are interested in sports at FTHS and did not complete the online interest form during course registration with FTHS counselors, please click the link below so we can contact you about summer meeting, tryouts, and programs. Scroll down to get more information about summer 2017!

2016-17 Roster & Results, click here for MaxPreps

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


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Summer Athletics Information

  • 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.


    • Saturday, June 10, 2017 @ CMHS Centers for Family Health, 138 W Main St E, 9am-12pm, bring $25 cash or check payable to “FTHS Athletics.” **Bring the sports physical clearance form and completed physical evaluation form. Parents must accompany students.** Thank you to the doctors at C

    • Monday, June 19, 2017 @ Foothill Tech HS, 4:30-6:30pm, $25 cash/check payable to “FTHS Athletics.”  **Bring the sports physical clearance form and completed physical evaluation form. Parents must accompany students.**  Physicals will be performed by doctors & residents from CMHS.

  • IMPORTANT 6/19 ATHLETICS MEETING:  Incoming parents & students should attend the Summer Athletics Meeting at FTHS on Monday, June 19, 5-8pm for general info and team meetings.  A new parent orientation will be from 5:45-6:30pm, followed by individual team meetings at 6:30-7:15pm and 7:15-8pm. Dinner by In-N-Out will be available for purchase 5-6:30pm, pre-order your meal today! Sports physicals will also be offered on-campus 4:30-6:30pm for $25, all proceeds supporting FTHS Athletics.



Pre-order your dinners for the 6/19 meeting from the In-N-Out food truck!

$6 for a Hamburger/Cheeseburger, Chips & Drink!




  • TRYOUTS:  Students who are unable to participate in summer practices/tryouts will need to tryout when the season of sport begins; class schedule will be rearranged if they make the team at that time.

  • SUMMER PRACTICES:  Most teams will hold summer practices/tryouts, though all sports are required to have a 3-week “dead” period during the summer. This is a good time to make vacation plans.  Summer practices are not mandatory but are highly recommended and help us coordinate your initial course schedule.  Fall Sports have priority during summer if times conflict.

Boys Water Polo Summer Schedule

  • Incoming Student Tryouts: July 10-14, 6-8am at Buena High School

  • 3-week Summer Dead Period (No practices): June 19 – July 9, 2017

  • Summer Practices: July 10 – Aug 4, M-F, 6-8am at Buena High School

  • Fall practice begins August 7, 2017, 6-8am at Buena High School

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.