Jack Sorensen (Head Coach)
I am thrilled to be back for my 10th straight year with the Sea Devils!
2018 will be my 9th year as the head coach with the Sea Devils along with 20+ years of coaching experience. I started swim at a tender age of 4 and I have never stopped. I swam year round growing up as well as through my early college years before I transitioned to full time water polo. After college, I resumed my swim career with masters which I did for roughly 10-12 years. Having all this experience in the water has led me into a career path of teaching PE at DVHS as well as coaching swim and water polo. I have devoted much of my life to this fantastic sport and I find a lot of joy giving back to what made me into who I am today. Swim has contributed to me being a well rounded individual who understands teamwork, sacrifice, and setting as well as achieving goals, and in doing so I have built GREAT-long lasting relationships in the community.
I believe that hard work and devotion pays off, not only in swim, but in life. Swim team is a great building block to having a great happy and healthy life. I am very excited to pass on my knowledge of the sport to our team and help shape our swimmers for life both in and out of the water. We have a fantastic team, fantastic families and a fantastic environment to help your swimmers achieve all of their goals! I am thrilled to bring my passion in this sport to our team and I am thrilled for the upcoming season!
Go Sea Devils!!!
Donny Mata (Assistant Coach)
Hello Sea Devils! I am Coach Donny, I grew up swimming my entire life and was fortunate enough to swim in College. After my college career was done, I got straight into coaching as I loved working with anything aquatics. I got into coaching swimming in 2012 and then got into coaching water polo a year later. I have done a lot of different coaching jobs since starting out and experiencing a lot of different aspects to both swimming and water polo. I have been fortunate to gain experience at all age group levels from youth to high school to college. I’ve head coached for a few Summer Rec. Teams, head coach'ed and assisted good high school programs, and have also coached college athletes where I am currently the DVC Sprint Coach and the Women’s Water Polo Coach. In 2014, I also started my own club team out of Vallejo, Bay Area Sunset Aquatics. However moving all my jobs to the Contra Costa area, I stopped my club team and became the Head 16U girls coach for 680 WPA. I love being around the pool and aquatics, so I am excited for the opportunity to work with Coach Jack and the rest of this great program to help spread my love of the sport. Go Sea Devils!!
Greg Rodriguez (Coach)
Hello! I am Coach Greg and I have been coaching swimming and water polo in the Tri Valley for over a decade. I started swimming at Blackhawk then went on to swim and play water polo at Del La Salle. From there I played club water polo at the University of Arizona. Upon returning from the University of Arizona I obtained my teaching credential and masters in education. I taught at Mount Diablo High School and now I teach at Dublin High School. While was I was teaching at Mount Diablo High School and Dublin High School I coached swimming and water polo at Monte Vista High School. I am currently the head swim coach at Dublin High. For the last 6 seasons I coached at Diablo Country Club and before that at Blackhawk Country Club. I am excited to start coaching at the Danville Sea Devils and meet all the great families that I have heard about on this swim team!
Jack Brown (Coach)
Growing up I swam rec for the Springwood Sprinters from the age of 5 until my last summer at 18. I also spent 4 years coaching for Springwood, 3 of which I was the Head Coach. I attended Clayton Valley High School where I was a two sport varsity athlete all 4 years in water polo and swim. I'm currently in my fourth year at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where I am studying Kinesiology. Here at Poly I've competed on the Men's Club Water Polo Team all four years. In addition to playing, I coached the Women's Water Polo team for 3 years, 2 of which I was Head Coach. My life has always revolved around the pool, whether I'm training, competing, or coaching, and I absolutely love all of it. When I'm not around the pool I enjoy working out and spending time with friends and family. I look forward to the season ahead and meeting you all!
Jen Moirao (Coach - Little Devils and 6U)
I have been coaching for 16+ years for the Blackhawk HOX and now returning for my second year with the Danville Sea Devil's. I have coached a wide range of ages, from 2 - 19 years old. I have been in charge of the Mini Hox for the past several years. I have developed Mini Hox into an intro to swim team program for younger swimmers. It is exciting to watch children start out at a young and progress to 15-18s. When I am not around the pool I am a third grade teacher in Dublin. I enjoy running and taking trips to Disneyland! I am looking forward to a fun season!
I have been swimming and in the pool for just about my whole life now starting at age 5 up until I graduated high school. I swam for two teams during my middle school years as well as all four years as a student at Dougherty Valley High School. When I’m not in the pool, I enjoy working out, hiking, or anything that gets me up and active. I have come to love swimming as not just a sport but as an activity and I can’t wait to share my love for swimming with many others this upcoming season!
I’m currently a student at Monte Vista High School, and this is my third year of coaching for the Sea Devils. I’ve swam with the Sea Devils since I was 9. I enjoy swimming and playing soccer in my free time. I’m looking forward to a great season and can’t wait to see the returning swimmers grow and even some new faces this summer.
I am the oldest of four boys. I started swimming with the Sea Devils five years ago when my family moved to Danville. I attend San Ramon Valley High School where I have been swimming for the past two years. My favorite strokes include the breast and free. This year will be my first year coaching, but I have extensive experience working with children as a Boy Scout. My hobbies include swimming, playing video games, hanging out with my friends and going to the movies. I am looking forward to another great swim season with the Sea Devils!
The Danville Sea Devils Leadership (Apprentice) Program
At the Danville Sea Devils we offer a unique opportunity to gain experience in swim coaching and mentoring.
1. Are student athletes that the rest of their teammates respect and support;
2. Respect and support all their teammates at all times;
3. Never put themselves above the team;
4. Understand they are subject to the same rules & consequences as every member of the team;
5. Support the coaches and the team/coaches’ philosophy in public and front of their teammates;
6. Assist the coaches when and wherever possible;
7. Are coachable, accountable, responsible, dependable and honest;
8. Are leaders in other environments too, as volunteers within the school and community.
9. Have the ability to listen and the wisdom to inspire – and can mentor younger swimmers.
If your swimmer (age 13+) is interested in volunteering as an apprentice for the summer season, please fill out the attached application and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A limited number of spots are available for apprentice coaches. For the summer of 2018, we will be utilizing apprentice coaches at Little Devils and 6U practice.