Rocky Mountain Neptunes
Water Polo Club
Coach Arist Sher-Jan plays at the University of Colorado. He played water polo in high school in Oregon coached by a member of the national team. He brings a lot of enthusiasm and energy to the team!
Coach Manu with the former Women's Olympic Team Coach Guy Baker after receiving a national award in 2012.
NEW: We are excited to have coach and FINA referee Irakli Bakradze join our staff. Irakli has played on the Republic of Georgia's Jr National team as a goalie, and has coached in Serbia and California.
Volunteer parent Coach Matt Berry played water polo at the Pepperdine University in Southern California. He joined his former college team at the 2017 World's Masters Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
HEAD COACH AND FOUNDER MANU GHAFFARI
Some of Manu's awards:
* Mountain Zone Coach of the Year for Women’s Teams, 2009, 2010, 2011.
* Brent Bohlender Distinguished Coaching Award (National Award from USA Water Polo) 2012.
* ODP East/West Regions Top Coach Award 2012.
* Coaching certificate from Partizan Club, Serbia 2015.
Coach Manu brings a lot of experience in organizational skills, and getting players to the highest possible national and college levels.
Coach Drew Schneider is a member of Denver Water Polo Masters team. Growing up and playing in Chicago he has also played on Thailand's National Team.