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Coaching award for Jovan Vavic

17:45:27 01.02.2010 posted by admin at 17:45:27 01.02.2010
USA Water Polo's Annual Awards honored recipients for their work in 2009 at a dinner during the Annual ODP Summit on 30 January 2010. The awards were named in honor of a person or persons who have made an extraordinary contribution to the sport, and this year the recipients included a wide range of coaches and contributors from all across the United States.

The Monte Nitzkowski Distinguished Men's Coaching Award (Elite) went to Jovan Vavic, USC and Trojan Water Polo.

The 5m 11s video below features highlights of the 2009 USC Mens Water Polo team in their NCAA Championship game against the UCLA Bruins (edited, produced and partially shot by Katie Boggs for

Monte Nitzkowski is synonymous with men's water polo in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s serving as Head Coach of USA Men's Olympic Team in 1972, 1980, and 1984, leading Team USA to a bronze medal in 1972 and a silver in 1984. Nitzkowski also served as an Assistant Coach with the 1968 and 2000 Men's Olympic Team. The video (3m 11s) below features Nitzkowski talking about his annual Camp of Champions.

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