SET Coaches & Staff

Bradley Schumacher
SET Director

2-Time Olympic Swimming Gold Medalist
2-Time World Champion
Position: Defender
College: University of the Pacific
High School: Bowie High School

Bradley Schumacher has established himself as one of the all-time greats in aquatic sports earning two gold medals in the 1996 Olympic Games and representing the United States in water polo at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. He is the only aquatics athlete in the world to become a World Champion in both swimming and water polo. Bradley joins an elite group of aquatics stars that competed in both sports on the world-class level: Duke Khanamoku, Johnny Weissmuller, Bob Hughes, and Matt Biondi. Bradley’s dedication to instilling his unparalleled knowledge of the sport to the athletes under his tutelage is unwavering as he governs them to compete at the next level. 

He began his coaching career at the University of the Pacific, acting as Interim coach while finishing his MBA.  He brings 20+ years of coaching experience from the refinement of technique in swimming, development of fundamentals of water polo, to high-level tactical development.


Trevor Rodin
SET Co-Founder

Position: Defender
College: George Washington University
High School: Capistrano Valley High School




Trevor Rodin is a founding coach of SET Water Polo Club and SET Swim and holds national titles as both a competitor and as a coach. As a student-athlete, Rodin played for Capistrano Valley High School and The George Washington University. At the national level, he was a defender for the US National Team East from 2005 -2007, represented the East in 1995 US Olympic Festival, and retired from formal competition after winning Gold at the 2005 USA Water Polo Nationals. Trevor’s coaching career began at the college-level in 1996 before transitioning to his current position at the Club level in 2004, with a four-year tenure at the high school level in between. 


Ethan Damato
Technical Director
18U Girls Head Coach

Position: Driver
College: Cuesta College
High School: Laguna Beach High School



Ethan Damato began his water polo career at Laguna Beach High School where he was a two time All CIF Player in 1999 & 2000. After graduating, Damato played 2 years at Cuesta College where he was a two-time All-Conference Player. Damato became the Head Coach of Laguna Beach High School's Boys & Girls Water Polo Teams in 2008. Since taking over the Breakers have made 6 consecutive CIF Semi-Final Appearances, winning CIF Championships in 2008 with the girls and in 2010 & 2011 with the boy's team. Damato was named the CIF Coach of the Year in 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011. He was named OC Register Coach of the Year in 2009 & 2010. Damato joined the SET coaching Staff in 2010, he is currently the Head Coach of the 18 U Girls and the Club's Technical Director. Along with coaching at LBHS & SET, Damato is also the 12th Grade U girls ODP Head Coach for the Sopac Zone and the assistant coach for the Women's Youth National Team. 

 

Justin Johnson
Technical Director
18U Boys Head Coach


Position: Defender
College: UCLA
High School: Mission Viejo High School


Justin Johnson joins the coaching staff after a lengthy international career where he played professionally in Spain for Real Canoe, Brazil for Botafogo and Australia for the Hunter Hurricanes. Justin was also a member of the 2009 FINA World Championship team as well as the 2009 World League team. Prior to his professional career, Justin was a 2-time All-American at UCLA. Justin’s breadth of knowledge, both nationally and internationally, brings an invaluable perspective to the game that is evident in his coaching and the play of his athletes.


Ally Beck
Club Administrator


Position: Center
College: University of Maryland, College Park
High School: Santa Margarita Catholic High School



Allison (Ally) Beck is a graduate of Santa Margarita Catholic High School (‘07) and the University of Maryland, College Park (‘11), and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Family Science. While at Maryland, Beck was a key player on the university’s division 1 water polo team. Beck was selected to the CWPA Southern Division second team and named the tournament MVP of the ECAC Championship in 2011. She finished her career ranked fifth on the Maryland career points list (176), sixth in career goals (125), sixth in assists (51) and third in shooting percentage (.388). Beck has been coaching for SET Water Polo Club since 2012. She also was the head coach at Trabuco Hills High School from 2012-2015, making three consecutive CIF appearances. Ally is currently coaching at Laguna Beach High School and completing a Master's Degree at Concordia University Irvine.

Nicole Doherty

Position: Center
College: Orange Coast College
High School: Trabuco Hills High School




Nicole Doherty is a four-year varsity letterman from Trabuco Hill High School, with 2nd team All CIF honors 2004 - 2006 and 1st team All CIF honors in 2007. She played two years as a center at Orange Coast College. She is now a current coach for Trabuco Hills high school in water polo and swim. Nicole is the developmental coach for SET youth water polo 10/12u. Nicole brings passion, love, and a deep understanding of the sport.


Brian Weathersby

Position: Attacker
College: California Baptist University
High School: El Toro High School




Brian Weathersby began his water polo career as a student-athlete at El Toro High School winning multiple League titles and deep-CIF finishes under legendary coach Don Stoll. As a college athlete, Brian helped lead Saddleback College to Orange Empire Championship and a 4th place finish at State Finals. Weathersby finished his college career at California Baptist University where he became the university's first collegiate All-American. As a coach, Brian has had great success at both the Club and High School level, leading the SMCHS Girls Water Polo team to both CIF and League titles in 2013. Brain brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the program.  


OJ Vasquez
12/14U Boys Head Coach


Position: Attacker
College: Orange Coast College
High School: Katella High School

 

Joseph Orozco
16U Boys Head Coach


Position: Attacker
College: California State University, Long Beach
High School: El Toro High School