CCA Boys Water Polo Coaching Staff  

HEAD COACH NICHOLAS RATEKIN

Contact Varsity Head Coach Ratekin    nicovcpolo@yahoo.com 

Nicholas Ratekin is in his first season as the Head Coach for the CCA Boys Water Polo program, his third year with the team. Ratekin was a 4-year varsity water polo player at Newbury Park High School where he was awarded multiple all league honors as well as led his team in goals and ejections his senior year of play. After his time at Newbury Park High School, Ratekin came to play for the UCSD club team. Upon leading his team to a Nationals appearance at the club level Ratekin walked on to the NCAA team at UCSD and played as a 2-meter guard for the Tritons. After a 2 year stint on the NCAA team Ratekin returned to club water polo where he is approaching his senior year of competition.

Ratekin has spent his summers in college coaching for his alma mater where he has coached both the Varsity and Novice teams for Newbury Park High School. 

Coach Ratekin led the CCA Girls Water Polo Program to a CIF win this past winter season.

JV Coach David Macias (photo coming soon)

Coach Macias started playing water polo when he was 13 and has been coaching since he was 16.  Coach Macias played all 4 years in high school, 2 on varsity.  He played for a year at Ventura College before transferring to UCSD where he played on the club team.  

Novice Coach Noah Tiu (photo coming soon)

Coach Tiu is a highly accomplished player having won Open Division CIF 4 years in a row during his high school career at Cathedral Catholic High School.  Noah played at University of the Pacific and will be playing with Mira Costa this coming fall.  Noah coaches the 14u age group at Del Mar Water Polo.

Assistant Coach Thomas Higginson (photo coming soon)

Coach Higginson grew up in San Diego playing water polo for San Diego Shores water polo club and high school play at Bishops High School.  Coach Higginson finished up his water polo career at UCSD.