Jason first started playing water polo as a junior at Taylorsville High School. Jason says, “I was intimidated by the aggressiveness of the field players so I decided to play as goalie.” And what a goalie he’s made. At the end of his senior year, he received his first team all-state award. After high school, he moved to California and played at Palomar, a community college in San Marcos. After returning from California, he started coaching goalies back at Taylorsville High School, as well as Hunter High School, Fairmont High School, and the University of Utah Men’s and Women’s Water Polo Teams. Talk about busy! He first joined QUAC in 2006 mainly to help out with training some their current players to be goalies, but quickly became the star goalie himself.
Jason continues, “Since joining QUAC, I rarely miss a practice. I want to thank everyone from QUAC for all the great experiences, opportunities, the support, the feeling that we are not just teammates or friends, but a family.”
After years of playing with QUAC as goalie, Jason started as head coach of QUAC’s water polo team in 2011 and recently lead the team to a bronze medal at IGLA Hawaii 2011. He was both coaching and playing goalie during that tournament– so talk about talent and dedication! Congrats, Jason!