St. Louis, MO
Marko Pintaric, James Graham & Sam Bailey
June 5 & 6, 2010
$250 - This is a day camp only
Elite Coaching Staff
HEAD ASST. COACH, USC TROJANS
5-TIME NCAA CHAMPION
1998 NCAA PLAYER OF THE YEAR
2-TIME NCAA ALL-AMERICAN
Former USC All-American Marko Pintaric is in his ninth season as head assistant coach of both the men's and women's water polo teams at USC.
Pintaric was a two-year starter for the Trojans in 1997 and 1998. He recorded 44 goals during the Trojans' 1998 national championship season and earned National Player of the Year and first team All-America honors. He also earned second team All-America honors in 1997. Pintaric was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team both years. He transferred to USC from the University of Zagreb in Croatia, where he was a member of the Croatian Junior National Team (1989-94).
Along with his current coaching experience, Pintaric served as the varsity coach at Loyola High in Los Angeles during the 1999-2000 school year. He continues to play for the New York Athletic Club, where he was a member of the 2001 summer national championship team and four consecutive winter national championship teams (1999-2002).
Pintaric graduated from USC in 2000 with a degree in communications and earned his master's degree in 2003 in communications management.
HEAD COACH, UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC
2009 PACIFIC TIGERS - NO. 14 IN NCAA DIVISION I RANKINGS
James is in his second season as head coach at University of the Pacific. James will continue to build on a Tiger program which has consistently been a force in the college ranks. The 2007 squad finished the year ranked No. 13 in the nation, while the 2006 Tigers finished with a record of 19-14 and a No. 7 national ranking. Since 2001, Pacific has produced 13 All-Americans and 16 all-conference student athletes.
From 2005-07, James served as the assistant coach for the United States National Youth Team, and recently traveled to Europe with the USA Men's Senior National Team as a part of their staff for the World Super Finals. James has been the head coach for the National 2-Meter Development Camp and Holiday Camp held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Col., over the past three years.
Prior to Pacific, Graham spent the past five seasons at Santa Rosa Junior College, building the Bear Cubs into a state power at the JC level. He led Santa Rosa JC to a record of 86-50-1 over his five years, including a third place finish at the California State Championships in 2007. The third place finish was the highest in school history, coming on the heels of a Big 8 Conference championship. For his efforts in 2007, he was named Big 8 Conference Coach of the Year. He won the same award in 2006, in addition to Northern California Coach of the Year honors, after leading the Bear Cubs to the Northern California championship.
HEAD ASST. COACH, STANFORD UNIVERSITY, 2005-2006
ASST. COACH, UCLA BRUINS, 2007-2008
2-TIME NCAA CHAMPION
Sam Bailey has just completed his second season as an assistant coach on the UCLA water polo coaching staff. Bailey, who also served as an assistant with the women's water polo team, returned to his alma mater in the fall of 2007 after having been a part of two NCAA championship teams (1996, 1999) while at UCLA.
Bailey served as head assistant coach on the Stanford men's water polo staff in 2005-2006.
The former Bruin was the head coach of the boys' water polo team at Corona del Mar High School in 2004, when he earned CIF Coach of the Year honors. While at Corona del Mar, current UCLA head assistant coach and former UCLA teammate Matt Flesher worked with Bailey as an assistant coach. Bailey also served as an assistant coach of the girls' water polo team at Corona del Mar High School from 2002-2004.