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Head Coach, Scott Decker

Scott Decker started his coaching career in 1984 at UC Davis as an assistant coach for the Women's Water Polo Program. During the next 4 years, he assisted then, and current, Head Coach Jamey Wright until he graduated in 1987. Upon graduation in 1987, Scott Decker was hired as the Men's Water Polo and Men's & Women's Swimming Coach at El Camino HS in Sacramento. Over the next 10 years, Decker guided the Eagles Water Polo Teams to over 200 victories during his tenure, and was twice named Capital Athletic League Coach of the Year (91 and 95).

In 1994, Decker started the first women’s high school Water Polo team in the Northern part of the Sac-Joaquin Section, and was credited with starting women’s water polo in the Sacramento area as other teams followed suit.  In 1995, Decker guided his team to the Championship of the Inaugural 8 team Sierra Shootout High School Women’s Water Polo Tournament held here at Sierra College.  Because of the start, and growth, of the sport, the tournament now has a field of 64 teams each year, the largest High School Water Polo Tournament in the Western United States.  Scott Decker has been the Head Coach of the Women’s Water Polo Team at Sierra College since its inception in 1996.  After one year as a club sport on campus, the Wolverines water polo team received recognized intercollegiate status. 

During the past 16 seasons, Coach Decker has guided the Women’s Water Polo team to an overall record of 317–174–3, while capturing 8 Conference Championships and 6 Northern California Championships, as well as 8 Top 4 finishes at the California Community College State Championships, the most success of any Women’s Water Polo program in Northern California history. Because of the programs accomplishments, Coach Decker was named Conference Coach of the Year in 1999, 2002, 2005, and 2008. Even with all of the success that the Wolverines have had, Coach Decker is the most proud of the fact that in the 16 years he has had 51 athletes offered Division 1 Water Polo Scholarships, and in 2001 the Wolverines Water Polo team was named the winner of the CCCAA Team Scholar Award for their academic, as well as athletic, excellence.

Assistant Coach Michelle Berrios

Coach Berrios

Assistant Coach Bruce Hastie

Bruce Hastie joined the Sierra College Aquatics staff during the 2009 season applying his extensive knowledge of water polo to help develop the skill level of the Wolverine Men’s team. Under his co-leadership with Breitbart, the Wolverines have achieved two 3rd place back to back wins at NorCals in 2010 and 2011. Promoting a training regimen to work hard and “honor the game” Hastie has garnered respect for the Sierra College Water Polo program throughout the Conference. He has spent many years on the pool decks of Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, and Nevada counties as both a coach and referee for local high school water polo. Like Breitbart, Hastie believes in promoting local talent and building a team comprised of high school athletes from the surrounding areas. Two of these athletes received All American awards in 2011.

Hastie has been the program director and head coach of Sacramento Water Polo since 1982 when he founded the club to help grow the sport of water polo in the Sacramento area. In addition to Sierra College, Hastie has held the following Head Coaching positions: Jesuit Water Polo 1990-2007 (6 CIF Section Championships), Jesuit Swimming 1990-2002 (7 CIF Section Championships), and the USA Junior National Team from 1995-1998 (Gold Medalists 1996-1998). He has travelled extensively promoting water polo world -wide, including the organization of trips to Hungary for his SacPolo club members for the past 10 years where they practice and compete against European teams.

Coach Hastie

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