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Nick Graffis

Since 2016, Nick has served as the head coach of the Women’s program at Edison High School. Nick began coaching youth league 9 years ago, where he began his coaching career by starting a water polo program in North Long Beach where, working with the YMCA and the Parks Department, athletes received subsidies to learn to play water polo and swim. The program has produced over 25 All-City water polo players in the past 8 years.

At Edison, Nick increased the program size from 16 to 30 in two years, and has increased the team’s win percentage by four-fold. In 2019, his team earned 2nd in the Wave League and qualified for CIF for the first time since 2014. In the playoffs Edison went to the quarterfinals for the first time in school history. Prior to Edison, Nick served as the head coach of the UC Irvine Women’s Club team for 2 years, bringing their rank to seventh in the Nation – the highest in team history – and Nick was named Pacific Coast Division Coach of the year, as-well-as UC Irvine Club Coach of the year in 2014. In addition to Edison, Nick is currently an assistant at Huntington Beach High School, and helped the team win the Sunset League in 2016, and to a Division I CIF runner-up performance in 2016.

At Vanguard, Nick has had success at many levels and helps coach all age groups. His major responsibility is the 10&Under Coed and Splash Ball teams. At Junior Olympics the group has won 10 & Under Coed Gold in 2018, 10&Under Girls Silver in 2018, and 10 & Under Girls Bronze in 2017. In 2018 & 2019 the team won the Dare to Dream National Championships.