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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, 13 Feb 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)
ISHOF - Monte Nitzkowski (USA) - 1991 Honor Coach/Water Polo
www.ishof.org, 19 Aug 2006 [cached]
Monte NitzkowskiISHOF - Monte Nitzkowski (USA) - 1991 Honor Coach/Water Polo
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MONTE NITZKOWSKI (USA)
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For 31 years, Monte Nitzkowski produced gold medal water polo teams.It is difficult to find anyone more dedicated to a sport than Monte is to water polo.Fortunately for the sport, his career as a swimmer eventually channeled his talents into coaching, beginning in 1955 and continuing through 1986.
An All-American swimmer, Monte specialized in the 100 yard butterfly at Fullerton Junior College in California where he swam and played water polo for two years.Monte transferred to UCLA after Fullerton and his success continued in both water polo victories and swimming accomplishments, culminating in a berth on the 1952 U.S. Olympic Team in Helsinki, Finland, swimming the butterfly-breaststroke.
Having Phenomenal success as a coach, his polo teams at Long Beach City College were undefeated for eight consecutive years.He served as coach of four USA Pan American Teams from 1967 through 1983, winning gold medals in all but one competition.
An Assistant Olympic Coach in 1968, Monte returned in 1972 as head coach, where his Olympic team won the bronze medal--the first time the U.S. team had won an Olympic medal in water polo since 1932.Monte continued his Olympic coaching career as head coach in 1980 and again as head coach of the 1984 team which won the silver medal in one of the closest finishes in Olympic history.
Nitzkowski was responsible for the rise of the U.S. world ranking in water polo.As national team coach from 1977 to 1984, he coached the U.S. players at many international tournaments including the 1979, 1981, and 1983 FINA Cup Championships.His love and support for water polo has made an impact on every player with whom he has come in contact.He continues to serve on the U.S. Water Polo Board of Directors.
The National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
www.polishsportshof.com, 24 May 2006 [cached]
MONTE NITZKOWSKI A two time All-American swimmer at UCLA and a member of the 1952 U.S. Olympic team, Monte Nitzkowski is now considered one of the world's foremost authorities in water polo. From 1954 - 1989, Nitzkowski coached Long Beach College to 32 conference water polo championships and 12 conference swim titles, including a stretch of 8 consecutive undefeated seasons. Additionally, he served as U.S. National Team water polo coach from 1967-1984, and coached the U.S. team in four Olympics, earning a bronze medal in 1972 and silver in 1984. From 1967-1983, Nitzkowski served as coach of four U.S. Pan American teams, winning gold medals in all but one competition. He was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1991, and is a member of the U.S. Water Polo Hall of Fame.
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