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Monte Nitzkowski

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President

Local Address: United States
World Waterpolo Coaches Association
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Masters Degree and Teaching Credential
    California State University , Long Beach
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» About us | Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial
natatorium.org, 18 Aug 2014 [cached]
- Monte Nitzkowski, President, World Waterpolo Coaches Association; U.S. Olympic Waterpolo Coach 1974-1984, U.S. Waterpolo Delegate to FINA (Federation International Aquatic)
Water Polo Links
www.waterpoloplanet.com, 26 Oct 2014 [cached]
Water Polo Consulting - Monte Nitzkowski
American Water Polo Organizations
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Water Polo Consulting - Monte Nitzkowski
Where Are We Going with Water Polo?
www.waterpoloplanet.com, 30 June 2011 [cached]
Monte Nitzkowski Water Polo Consulting Service
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(Monte Nitzkowski was an Assistant Olympic Coach in 1968, Monte returned in 1972 as head coach, where his Olympic team won the bronze medal. This was the first time the U.S. team had won a water polo Olympic medal since 1932. Monte continued his Olympic coaching career as head coach in 1980, the year the US boycotted the Olympic games and a year where the US had a realistic chance to win the water polo gold medal. Finally, he was the head coach of the 1984 team which won the silver medal in one of the closest finishes in Olympic history. [Place the mouse pointer on Monte's picture and see what he looked like when he won those Olympic medals.]
Monte has written two excellent water polo books, United States Tactical Water Polo and Water Polo, Learning and Teaching the Basics. Starting in March, Water Polo Planet will feature a monthly water polo article by Monte Nitzkowski. His books can be found at his Water Polo Consulting Service web site. - Doc)
Monte Nitzkowski ...
www.usawaterpolo.com, 7 April 2014 [cached]
Monte Nitzkowski Distinguished Men's Coaching Award (Elite): Jovan Vavic, USC - Jovan Vavic has set a new level of excellence for a coach in men's collegiate water polo.
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Monte Nitzkowski is synonymous with men's water polo in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s serving as Head Coach of Men's Olympic Team in 1972, 1980, and 1984, leading Team USA to a bronze medal in 1972 and a silver medal in 1984. Nitzkowski also served as an Assistant Coach with the 1968 and 2000 Men's Olympic Team.
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Bill Barnett, an outstanding high school coach at Newport Harbor High School, with 10 CIF boys championships and five girls championships, initiated and coached the first USA Men's Junior National Team, then picked up where Nitzkowski left off in the 1980s, guiding the Men's program to a silver medal at the 1988 Olympic Games and a gold medal at the 1991 World Cup.
Monte Nitzkowski. A True Champion. « Monte Nitzkowski's
waterpoloconsulting.com, 21 Dec 2012 [cached]
Monte Nitzkowski's
Water Polo Consulting Service
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Born in Pasadena, California, Monte learned to swim at age three at the Pasadena YWCA and Brookside Park pools. He entered his first swimming competition at age five with the Pasadena Athletic Club and that launched an illustrious career as competitor, coach, instructor and mentor.
After graduating from Huntington Beach Union High School in 1947, and then attended Fullerton Junior College where he was first introduced to Water Polo by Hall of Fame Coach, James R. Smith. Monte competed in both Water Polo and Swimming at Fullerton then matriculated to UCLA where, under the coaching of Brud Cleveland, received All Coast honors in Water Polo and captained the swim team. While at UCLA, Monte set the Pacific Coast Conference record in the 200-yard butterfly. Upon 1951 graduation with a BA Degree, he entered the United States Navy and was eventually stationed at the United States Naval Academy where, under the coaching of John Higgens, made the 1952 United States Olympic Swimming Team, placing ninth in the 200 meter butterfly at Helsinki.
After the service, Monte entered graduate studies at California State University, Long Beach where he received his Masters Degree and Teaching Credential in 1955. He began his teaching and coaching career at Long Beach City College in the fall of 1955 and retired from Long Beach City College in 1989. While at LBCC, his teams won numerous Regional and State Water Polo and Swimming Championships.
Monte began coaching Water Polo internationally with the Pan American Games in 1967 and retired following the 1984 Olympic Games in Los
Angeles. He served as Assistant Pan American Coach in 1967 (Gold Medal) and 1975(Silver Medal), and as Head Pan American Coach in 1979 (Gold Medal) and 1983 (Gold Medal). Monte was the Assistant United States Olympic Water Polo coach in1968 in Mexico City (5th place) and in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Monte also served as Head Olympic Coach for the 1972 Munich Olympics (Bronze Medal), the 1980 Moscow Olympics (boycott) and the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics (Silver Medal). It is unfortunate that the 1980 Olympic Water Polo Team was unable to perform at the Olympics as they were considered one of the finest teams ever to represent the United States and would have been a strong contender for the Gold Medal. During his career, exclusive of the boycott, every Olympic team which Monte head-coached won an Olympic Medal - an unparalleled achievement.
Swimming Hall of Fame
Monte was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Ft. Lauderdale,Florida in 1991 and the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame in 2006.
Monte was a chair of the World Water Polo Coaches Association which which was formed in Jerusalem in 1995 to give National and Olympic Water Polo coaches a voice in the formulation of rules and marketing of the sport. He continues to be actively involved in helping to shape the future of Water Polo in the United States; working closely with coaches, officials and USA Water Polo to improve the level of play and officiating.
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