CORONA DEL MAR, CA —Corona Del Mar has good news for the women of their Sea Queens Women Water Polo Group. The highschool has employed two-time Olympic gold medalist Melissa Seidemann because the coach, as confirmed by the brand new Athletic Director Dennis Wilbanks.
Wilbanks has taken over for retired Don Grable, who left after 32 years in schooling and 11 as Corona Del Mar’s athletic director, based on the Each day Pilot. Wilbanks, a particular schooling trainer, has served as offensive line coach for CdM soccer for the previous 10 years. He brings Seidemann to the college as considered one of his first provides.
Seidemann is a Rise Athletes Mentor and resident of Seal Seaside. She “at all times deliberate on instructing in lecture rooms and on the pool deck when her athletic profession got here to a detailed,” she wrote on her mentor web page.
“There are a million issues that children right this moment are frightened about, on high of the craziness of being an adolescent and an athlete,” she writes. “Children want assist and steering to work by means of what’s going on of their minds. …I hope to offer that assist and provides younger athletes the instruments they have to be profitable in athletics and past.”
In response to a report from the OC Register, head coach Justin Papa resigned in March to pursue a life exterior of water polo.
In 2019, Papa led the Corona Del Mar Sea Queens to complete 12-16, unable to achieve the Division 1 playoffs.