CCA BOYS WATER POLO COACHING STAFF
VARSITY COACH TYLER ORMSBY
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Tyler Ormsby is in his third season as the Varsity Coach for CCA Boys Water Polo. Ormsby was a CIF All San Diego Section First Team player at Valhalla High School where Ormsby earned four letters in water polo with 279 goals, scoring 125 as a senior. He signed with UCLA out of Valhalla High School before redshirting his first year for the Bruins. Ormsby transferred to Grossmont College. As team captain for the Griffins, Ormsby led Grossmont to a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference title in 2011, earning All-America and all-league honors. He finished his collegiate career at D-1 powerhouse University of Pacific. Ormsby coached club water polo with Premier Water Polo in Los Angeles. Commenting on his coaching philosophy, Ormsby said “I believe strongly in developing team-oriented players. While individual success is paramount, unless it is used to better the team it is diminished exponentially.”
Ormsby comes from a water polo pedigree. His father, Greg, is a longtime San Diego water polo player and coach. He coached at Hilltop and Poway high schools, in addition to becoming an assistant coach for the U.S. Cadet and Junior National teams. Tyler's brother, Brett, is head water polo coach at Cathedral Catholic High School, and is the founder and head coach of Del Mar Water Polo Club, one of the best age group water polo
programs in Southern California. Both Brett and his wife Thalia were National Team players and both played on the U.S. Olympic Team.
JUNIOR VARSITY COACH NICHOLAS RATEKIN
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Nicholas Ratekin is in his first season as the JV Coach for CCA Boys Water Polo. 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.