Dan Matulis
Cell Phone (562) 446-5703
Email CoachDan@ocwpc.com

Dan Matulis


Coaching Philosophy

As a Coach, Educator, and Sport Psychology Consultant, with over seven years of experience engaging
and challenging students to reach their full potential, I believe it is critical to show respect for each
student: the individual, situation, and efforts. This student-centered approach motivates and encourages
students to feel comfortable, reciprocate respect, develop self-efficacy, and achieve at the highest level.

Professional Experience

College Water Polo Head Coach 2020 - Present
Orange Coast College, Huntington Beach, CA
• Head coach for both Men’s and Women’s aquatic programs
• Recruited and retained quality prospects for Men’s and Women’s water polo programs
• Collaborated with coaching staff to enrich, motivate, and educate elite-level athletes
• Communicated openly and effectively with athletes, recruits, administrators, and boosters
• Devised workout programs to fit the developmental needs of our athletes
• Created mental skills training sessions for teams to supplement physical training

NCAA Water Polo Coach 2019 – 2020
California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
• Division I Water Polo Assistant Coach of a top-tier nationally ranked program
• Assumed all head coach duties in spring season while head coach is with Olympic team
• Recruited and signed the nation’s top-level prospective student-athletes
• Complied with all NCAA rules and regulations under the direction of athletic directors
• Integrated Sport Psychology and Wellness programs to enhance athletic performance

High School Water Polo Club Coach 2014 - 2021
South Bay United, Manhattan Beach, CA
• Program Director and Head Coach for 18u and 16u water polo programs
• Developed a climate of trust, integrity, and open communication within the club
• Increased program enrollment by over 90 percent

Kinesiology Instructor 2020 - Present
Orange Coast College, Huntington Beach, CA
• Designed course content and launched Kin 110: Mental Skills for Performance
• Diverse teaching experience within the Kinesiology Department
• Experienced serving and effectively communicating with a diverse student population
• Achieved and accurately documented all Student Learning Outcomes
• Accustomed to delivery methods, principles, and techniques for effective student learning
• Developed Open Resource course materials to extend the accessibility of course content