Varsity Water Polo · Damien Water Polo Names New Head Coach, Robert Echeverria



LA VERNE, CA, (October 2, 2020) Damien High School is pleased to announce that Mr. Robert Echeverria has been named as head water polo coach of the Spartans. Coach Echeverria has compiled extensive coaching experience at the youth, high school, and collegiate level.


“We are thrilled to welcome Coach Echeverria as Damien’s new head water polo coach,” said Damien Athletic Director Jeff Grant. “Damien water polo has a long history of excellence and Coach Echeverria is the perfect fit to maintain that tradition. Robert’s extensive water polo knowledge and background will be a tremendous asset to our program. We are confident that Damien Water polo is poised for continued success under Coach Echeverria’s leadership.”


Coach Echeverria began his coaching career as head coach at South Pasadena HS, where he served for ten seasons, winning six league titles. He then served as head coach at Westridge HS and LA Valley College. He has most recently served as an assistant at the University of La Verne. During that time, Coach Echeverria has also served as a club coach, culminating with a Junior Olympic National Championship.


“I am excited to take over this prestigious program with so many traditions and successes. I am conscious of Damien’s rich water polo history, and I am aware of how special this place is. It takes a unique individual to be a part of the Spartan brotherhood. I am excited about the opportunity to lead these young men on their journey with this exceptional program.”


About Damien High School: Damien High School,, is an all-male high school owned and operated by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA). Inspired by the compassionate example of Saint Damien of Molokai to ensure the well-being of others, Damien High School promotes the development of its students through service, scholarship and faith.