Where oh where as per the Coaches Directory Sources: The Coaches Directory has the best mailing list database of all sports and all coaches at many different levels. Data from that directory can be examined to determine the scope of sports participation by state by sport by levels. http://www.clellwade.com Questions of where and how much can be answered as one looks at various sports participation levels. In the western part of Pennsylvania when it comes to Water Polo. there are no coaches. Water Polo, an Olympic sport for men and now women, is absent from our sporting landscape in the Pittsburgh area. But, there are 25 coaches in the sport in PA -- beyond Western PA.
Swimming Coaches The state of Pennsylvania ranks fourth in the nation with its high number of swimming coaches working at the high school level. Pennsylvania has a large number of swimming teams, as show below with these rankings. Pennsylvania outshines Florida, Indiana, New Jersey and Illinois. Pennsylvania takes a back seat only to the highly populated states of California, New York and Texas. Our level of scholastic swimming participation is tremendously high while our level of excellent facilities -- as in Aquatic Centers -- is tremendously low. With so many schools participating at the sport at the grass-roots level, and so few aquatic centers it is easy to present a case that a new aquatic center would be able to host many special events and draw participants from state-wide audience of its citizens.
High School Boys Sports Coaches State # of Coaches -- Boys Rank among 50 states CA 651 1 FL 289 less than PA IL 215 less than PA IN 197 less than PA MI 241 less than PA NJ 185 less than PA NY 351 2 OH 286 less than PA PA 292 4 TX 333 3
Total in all 50 states = 5,331 California has 367 boys and 285 girls HS Water Polo Coaches. PA has 25. PA has 21 crew coaches.
Pennsylvania High School Championships, 1998 As posted to rec.sport.water-polo CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT
GAME 1 -- MEN NORTH PENN 13, READING 1 GAME 2 -- WOMEN: WISSAHICKON 15, WYOMING VALLEY WEST 5 GAME 3 -- WOMEN: WILSON 8, McDOWELL 7 GAME 4 -- MEN CATHEDRAL PREP 11, WYOMING VALLEY WEST 9 GAME 5 - MEN WILSON 18, SOUDERTON 2 GAME 6 - MEN GOVERNOR MIFFLIN 13, McDOWELL 12 GAME 7 - MEN McDOWELL 20, READING 7 GAME 8 - MEN WYOMING VALLLEY WEST 17. SOUDERTON 7 GAME 9 - MEN (semi) NORTH PENN 11, GOV. MIFFLIN 10 (3 OT, sudden death) GAME 10 -MEN(semi) WILSON 17, CATHEDRAL PREP 3 GAME 11- WOMEN (semi) NORTH PENN 10, WILSON 1 GAME 12- WOMEN(semi) CUMBERLAND VALLEY 13, WISSAHICKON 8 GAME 13 MEN (7TH PL.) SOUDERTON 14, READING 10 GAME 14 WOMEN(5TH) McDOWELL 14, WYOMING VALLEY WEST 8 GAME 15 MEN (5TH) McDOWELL 13, WYOMING VALLEY WEST 10 GAME 16 WOMEN (3RD) WISSAHICKON 14, WILSON 7 GAME 17 MEN (3RD) GOVERNOR MIFFLIN 13, CATHEDRAL PREP 9
GAME 18 WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP NORTH PENN 14, CUMBERLAND VALLEY 8 GAME 19 MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP WILSON 13, NORTH PENN 3
Women's Co-Coaches of the Year Kim and Brian Barnes Miss Water Polo Mattie Newell - Cumberland Valley Men's Coach of the Year Chris Lechleitner - Wilson Mr. Water Polo Mike Soltis - Wilson MEN'S ALL STATE SELECTION 1ST TEAM 1. Justin Houck - Wilson 2. Ben Speicher - Wilson 3. Mike Soltis - Wilson 4. Chris Maurer - Wilson 5. Karl Strauss - Wilson 6. Jeremy Bergman - North Penn 7. Steve Phillabaum - North Penn 8. Chad Arnold - Governor Mifflin 9. Joe Capitan - Wyoming Valley West 10. Ely Graycochea - McDowell 2ND TEAM 1. Andy Fallon - Wilson 2. Chris Craig - North Penn 3. Sean Morphy - Cathedral Prep 4. Joe McCommons - Cathedral Prep 5. Al Starr - Cathedral Prep 6. Justin Parson - Cumberland Valley 7. Wes McMichael - Governor Mifflin 8. John Ruth - Governor Mifflin 9. Corey Welsh - Wyo. Valley West 10 Stephen O'Connell - McDowell 3RD TEAM 1. Chris Connor - Wilson 2. Jason Grubb - North Penn 3. Adam Sanders - Governor Mifflin 4. Jay Deimel - Cathedral Prep 5. Jon Markley - McDowell 6. Shawn Blaker - Wyo. Valley West 7. Corey Luigard - Reading 8. Matt Delle Donne - Reading 9. Pat O'Neill - Souderton 10. Mike Arenovich - Souderton HONORABLE MENTION 1. Joel Bossler - Reading 2. Chris Nesensohn - Souderton 3. Derek Meyerson - North Penn 4. Mark DePauli - Pottsville 5. Dave Pillus - Pottsville 6. Kareem Samhouri - Wissahicken? 7. Andyy Chorba - Upper Merion 8. Frank Krakowski - Cumberland Valley 9. Rob Panovich - Wyoming Valley West 10. Rich Figaski - McDowell 11.Matt Golding - Cumberland Valley WOMEN'S ALL STATE SELECTION 1ST TEAM 1. Mattie Newell - Cumberland Valley 2. Lynn Boutin - Cumberland Valley 3. Erin Shively - Cumberland Valley 4. Andrea Umlauf - North Penn 5. Laura DiLuigi - North Penn 6. Catlin Cakouros - Wissahickon 7. Kim Ober - Wissahickon 8. Denise LaBold - North Penn 9. Ann Markley - McDowell 10. Lydsey Chesterfield - Wyo. Valley West 2ND TEAM 1. Amanda Gibson - Cumb. Valley 2. Lauren Canterbury - Wissahickon 3. Monica Hachen - North Penn 4. Andrea Freestone - Wilson 5. Shannon Holt - Wilson 6. Deidre Sandrock - Wilson 7. Katie Duncombe - McDowell 8. JoAnn Fimowicz - Wyo. Valley West 9. Maria Greshock - Souderton 10. Molly Foos - Wissahickon 3RD TEAM 1. Sara Krammer - Cumberland Valley 2. Ashley Jernigan - North Penn 3. Lisa Pierdon - Pottsville 4. Ginny Waite - Souderton 5. Stacey Jacobs - Upper Perkiomen 6. Steph Ravel - Governor Mifflin 7. Michelle Ford - Wilson 8. Lis DiLoretta - McDowell 9. Jamie Reeves - Wissahickon 10. Deanna Fuller - McDowell HONORABLE MENTION 1. Jenna Schwartz - Upper Merion 2. Erin Goodhart - Reading 3. Alison Fiorillo - Pottsville 4. Jenny Rosick - Wyoming Valley West