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Andy Coffman, Director of Aquatics
Coach Andy Coffman took over the Servite Aquatics program in 2015 and has since led the Friars to the CIF-SS Division 3 Water Polo Championship in 2018 while being named Coach of the Year by the California Coaches Association and the CIF-SS. He was also invited to coach the 2017 All-Star game in which Servite hosted and had three players participate
He has helped send 12 players to compete collegiately, nine in water polo and three for swim and has had five players earn All-CIF recognition with one being named Player of the Year.
As the Swim Coach, Coffman took four Friars to the CIF State Tournament in 2018 with his athlete's setting new school and Trinity League records in the 50 Free and 200 Free relay.
Prior to being hired as the Aquatics Director at Servite, Coach Coffman served as the boy’s head water polo coach at University High School from 2008-2014 and the head coach at SOCAL Water Polo Foundation from 2009-2014.
Prior to beginning his coaching career, Coffman played at UC Irvine under legendary coach Ted Newland and was a member of the Anteater's swim team for two seasons. During his time at UCI, he also trained with the USA National team and played one season in the Australian National League.
Coffman returned to his alma mater in 2004 where he spent seven seasons as the Women’s Water Polo assistant coach helping the Anteaters to three consecutive Big West conference championships and a school best 5th place finish at the NCAA Championship tournament. During this time he also served as an assistant coach at Corona Del Mar High School and as the General Manager/Head Coach of the Coast Water Polo Club.
Coffman graduated from UCI in 2001 with a degree in social sciences. Before attending UCI he was an All-American in water polo and swimming at Clovis High School.
Steve Pickell, Swim Coach
Coach Pickell was a two-time Olympian (1976 / 1980) and won a Silver Medal For Canada in the 400 Medley Relay in the 1976 Olympics. He set two world records in the 100 SCM Backstroke and 100 SCM Butterfly in 1977. He was also a seven time All-American, NCAA Champion and Team Captain at the University of Southern California.
He started coaching as an assistant to Hall of Fame Coach, Peter Daland, while attending graduate school at the University of Southern California. From 1999 to 2015 he coached swimming and water polo at Foothill HS. In 2015 he became the Head Swim Coach at Tustin High School before becoming the Head Swim Coach at Servite and Rosary High School in 2019. In addition, he is a current coach for USA Swimming and is an ASCA Level 4 Coach. He was selected as a National Junior Team Coach 2013-2014, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016.
When not coaching, Steve is managing the family insurance business, fishing, playing basketball and spending time with his wife, Shelley and his four sons, Blake, Nick, Paul and Cooper and his grandchildren, Kennedy, Robin Mae & Wyatt.
|Christian Martinez||50 Free||20.53*||2019|
|Christian Martinez||100 Free||46.60||2019|
|Christian Martinez||50 Free||20.66*||2018|
|Porter Bruce||200 Free Relay||1:25.01*||2018|
|Chris Canlas||200 Free Relay||1:25.01*||2018|
|Matt Kuehl||200 Free Relay||1:25.01*||2018|
|Christian Martinez||200 Free Relay||1:25.01*||2018|
*Trinity League Record
|Team||2004||200yd Free Relay||1:25.56|
|Team||2004||200yd Medley Relay||1:34.49|
|Adam Hewko||2003||100yd Breast||56.93|
|Adam Hewko||2003||200yd Ind Medley||1:50.95|
|Adam Hewko||2002||200yd Ind Medley||1:49.82|
|Adam Hewko||2002||500yd Free||4:27.46|
|Adam Hewko||2001||500yd Free||4:29.19|
|Jarrod Cruzat||1999||100yd Back||50.95|
|Matthew Nance||1984||200yd Ind Medley||1:51.93|
|Matthew Nance||1983||200yd Ind Medley||1:53.35|
|Richard Russey||1983||100 Back||53.34|
|Team||1983||200yd Medley Relay||1:38.06|
|Team||1982||200yd Medley Relay||1:39.06|
|Dan Frawley||1967||50yd Free||22.0|
Servite High School Aquatics Center
Completed in June of 2017, the Servite High School Aquatics Center features a 51-meter, 7-lane Olympic-sized pool. The new aquatics center has men's and women's locker rooms with showers, three storage rooms, a coaches office with team room, two outdoor showers and a snack bar in addition to men's and women's restrooms for spectators. The pool also boasts "track-start" style racing platforms, along with warm-up and cool-down swim lanes.
For spectators, there is luxury seating below a 75' covered section with visibility to the new 15' x 8' scoreboard that sits off the pool deck 14' high.
Located on the west side of campus, the aquatics center also features a new 30-car parking lot while the old pool has been demolished to create additional parking as well.
Servite now has the ability to host future CIF playoff events for swimming and water polo as well as community events such as swim lessons.
The pool will be serviced by five wet chlorine filters with three separate chemical rooms and an outdoor storage area for all pool equipment.
The first official contest was played on August 23rd when Servite Water Polo opened their 2017 season against Edison. The Friars earned the victory 16-13 over the Chargers in overtime. The center was then dedicated on August 24th during a ceremony held on the pool deck.
Servite High School would like to thank all of our generous donors for their support of this project specifically Jim Belardi '75 and Tim Buckley '73 who played a huge role in funding the aquatic center.