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Water Polo Program Sees Addition of Two New Head Coaches

Boys Coach: Seth Tasman

Seth Tasman is now the varsity boys water polo head coach and having coached girls varsity water polo, JV boys swimming, varsity boys swimming and diving at the school in years past, has a wealth of coaching experience.

In addition to his extensive coaching at Los Altos High School, Tasman also runs an aquatics club called Northern California Aquatics with coaching for swimming and water polo.

With his insight on the mechanics of the game, many team members are optimistic that coach Tasman will be able to help the team make a deep push into the CCS bracket.

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“[Coach Tasman] has a relationship with the players that is pretty established because he has been coaching for so long,” junior Patrick Fong said. “He was the JV [swimming] coach a while back and he has been our club coach too. I think he is going to be pretty good for our program.”

Tasman hopes to continue building the school’s aquatics programs.

“I am very excited for the opportunity to take over the boys water polo program at Los Altos,” Tasman said. “We have had a great water polo history and I look forward to continue building this program…my goal is to build and elite swimming and water program at Los Altos High.”


Girls Coach: Katie Buzzetta 

This season, Katie Buzzetta will be replacing Seth Tasman, this year’s boys varsity water polo head coach, as the girls varsity water polo head coach.

Buzzetta coached girls JV water polo last year, and previously held the position of head coach of the boys and girls swim teams at Woodside Priory. She also has multiple years of experience playing and coaching water polo at many different schools across the state.

“We were so lucky to have her last year as the JV coach, and she helped elevate the entire program,” junior Christina Pao said.

With a new season of varsity level coaching ahead for Buzzetta, the team is excited to play under her.

“I definitely am excited for the season because I know she will help us all become more cohesive in both our offense and our defense,” Christina said.

In past years, the JV team has performed well. With her innovative coaching style, she helps to motivate the players to a different level.

“She has so many drills that are new and innovative that have helped me become a more aware player,” Christina said. “She is the most motivational coach I have ever had, and she has so much faith in our team which always helps push us to be our best.”

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