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.

Roster & Results, click here for MaxPreps

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


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– 4:00 to 6:30pm   SPORTS PHYSICALS will be offered on campus, $25 cash/credit/check payable to “Foothill Athletics Boosters” (first come, first served)

– 5:00 to 6:30pm   Taco Dinner for purchase ($10/meal – 3 tacos – veggie/asada/chicken/pork – with rice & beans & a drink), join Boosters, buy spirit wear, complete athletic clearance! (You can pre-order your meal online at

– 5:45 to 6:20pm   Parent meeting for incoming 9th graders and/or new to sports  – J bldg Black Box

– 6:30 to 7:10pm   Session 1 individual team meetings (fall & winter sports)

– 7:20 to 8:00pm   Session 2 individual team meetings (winter & spring sports)

Boys Water Polo Summer Program: 

  • 3-week Summer Dead Period (No practices): June 18 – July 8, 2018 

  • Summer Tryouts (incoming students): July 9 – 14 @ Buena High pool, 4-6pm

  • Summer Practices: July 9 – Aug 4 @ Buena High pool, 4-6pm / 6-8pm

  • Boys Water Polo Summer Program Donation: click here

  • Fall Tryouts (JV/Var): Aug. 6 – Aug. 10 @ Buena High School, 4-8pm

  • Preseason practice: Aug. 13 – Aug. 21 @ Buena High School, 4-8pm

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.