AGUA Water Polo boasts highly experienced coaching staff from around the world to ensure that each athlete receives the best training in swimming fundamentals and water polo technique. Learn more about our coaching staff:
Coach Matt started playing water polo at the age of 12 in St. Louis, MO, where he was an integral part of two state championship teams. After high school, he continued playing at Fordham University (NCAA Division 1) and was nationally recognized as a scholar-athlete. Matt has played for various clubs in St. Louis and New York City, traveling overseas to participate in international tournaments. After graduating, he served as assistant coach of Fordham University's water polo team and as head coach of the Hudson Valley Region team. Matt serves as Head Coach of the AGUA Water Polo program and strives to give back to the sport he loves. His goal is to teach the fundamentals of water polo while strengthening individual character through hard work and teamwork.
Coach Miklós started playing water polo at the age of 9 in his home country of Hungary. Excelling in the sport, he played professionally from 2001 until his retirement in 2019. Miklós played for Budapesti Vasutas Sport Club, Eger, Honvéd, Budvanska Rivijera Budva, Orvosegyetem Sport Club, and Ferencváros. He played his first national match in 2005, under the captaincy of Dénes Kemény. Throughout his career, he participated in five world championships, three European championships, 435 first division water polo matches in the Hungarian championship, and he appeared in over 200 international matches with the Hungarian national team.
Coach Morgan started playing water polo at the age of 9 in Pennsylvania, where she grew up. She led her high school team to the State Championship for the first time in program history, while also playing club for the Princeton Tigers at Junior Olympics. After high school, Morgan was recruited to play Division 1 water polo at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, where she was named team captain and Student-Athlete President her senior year. As a coach, she serves as Assistant Coach for St. Francis College Water Polo Team and just finished her first season as Head Coach of the Packer Collegiate Institute Varsity Swim Team.
Coach Nikola is a professional water polo coach from Serbia. Nikola has coached numerous world championship teams to countless championship titles and has dedicated his life to teaching water polo to people of all ages and skill levels. Nikola is a goalie specialist and has trained the majority of modern Serbian-born goalies. He has also been instrumental in developing Kazakhstan’s national water polo system. He is currently a USA Water Polo Olympic Development Program Coach for Boys and Goalies, and he is passionate about bringing European water polo ideologies and practices to the USA.
Coach Valentin started his water polo career in Ferencvarosi Torna Club, one of Hungary's most prestigious programs. Although Valentin did not compete with the Hungarian team at international competitions, he was a part of the U14 and U16 Hungarian Youth National teams during their preparation for these events. He was coached by Gyorgy Gerendas, Zsolt Varga, and Daniel Varga, all Olympic champions. Valentin began playing at St. Francis College in 2018 and during his senior year he led the water polo team as a captain to a conference second place.