Bear Cub Water Polo

Santa Rosa Junior College


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Head Coach: Jill McCormick

  • MA in Education, University of California, Berkeley, 2001
  • CA Teaching Credential, University of California, Davis, 1994
  • BA in English, University of California, Davis, 1993
  • AA in General Studies, Santa Rosa Junior College, 1991
  • Santa Rosa Junior College Women's Water Polo, Head Coach - 4 years
  • El Oso Water Polo Water Polo, Coach - 1 year
  • Redwood Empire Water Polo, Coach - 2 years
  • Santa Rosa Junior College Swim & Dive Team, Head Coach - 4 years
  • Piner High School Swim & Dive Team, Head Coach - 6 years
  • UC Davis Women's Swim Team, Sprint Coach - 1 year
I grew up swimming here in Santa Rosa on local teams including: the Santa Rosa Neptunes, Montgomery High School, and Santa Rosa Junior College. I continued my competitive swimming at UC Davis and I still swim with the Santa Rosa Masters Teams. After teaching English and coaching at Piner High School for seven years, I made the transistion into community college teaching and athletics here at SRJC. My favorite thing about coaching is watching my athletes improve as students and players, and laughing on the deck and in the pool. I graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Master's Degree in Education, with an emphasis in Athletes and Academic Achievement, in which I studied the unique physical, mental, and academic challenges faced by intercollegiate athletes in our country; as well as, ways in which to be an effecitve academic adviser for student athletes. When I am not coaching or teaching, I spend most of my time with my husband Peter, also a former bear cub swimmer and polo player, and my two sons Lucas and Jack.

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Jill McCormick