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- Curtis HS Boys Coach,

10x State Championships

- Curtis HS Girls Coach,

4x State Championships

- Curtis Boys Swim Coach

Dennis Piccolotto

HS Boys & Youth Director


Mike Wallen

HS Girls Director

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- Year-round PSP coach

- Former coach @ Wilson, Stadium, WWU Women, Tacoma Water Polo Club

- USAWP & WA State Official

- Wilson HS 2x State Champ 

- Wilson HS Team Captain

- PSP JO Team Member 

John Orlando

HS Boys Head Coach


Alex Hacker played for the local Curtis Vikings from 2004-2008.  He then continued playing water polo at the college level, playing for Division III teams at the University of La Verne and California Lutheran University in Southern California.  While in So Cal, Alex coached for Westlake High School and for Southcoast Aquatics.  Alex moved back to Tacoma, WA in 2013 and has helped coach the boys at Curtis High School from 2013-2018.  Since then, he has taken on the head coaching position at Mt. Tahoma for two seasons, and is currently the head coach for the boys' and girls' teams at Lakes High School.  Coach Hacker is in charge of the PSP Youth program and also coaches high school level athletes in that program as well.  He has made 7 trips to Junior Olympics with PSP, coaching 18u, 16u, and 14u teams.  

Alex Hacker

HS Boys Head Coach


- Curtis HS Boys Coach,

10x State Championships

- Curtis HS Girls Coach,

4x State Championships

- Curtis Boys Swim Coach

David Carson

Youth Head Coach

Josh Newman

12U Head Coach

& Youth Asst Coach

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Josh Newman has been a Coach and Official for 22 years, 15 as Head coach at Wilson HS with 6 State Titles, current Boys HS assistant at Curtis HS. Coach Josh has been focused on youth coaching the last few years with multiple sports, Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer and Splashball and is ready to get the 10U Water Polo program going strong.

Julia Vasilyev

HS Boys Asst Coach



Julia is a former PSP Pirate and 4x varsity water polo player at Curtis High School. She has participated in the USA Water Polo Junior Olympic Championship 5x, been part of two state championship winning teams, and has international experience of playing on the PSP Women’s Team that participated in the Pan Pacific Water Polo Championship in New Zealand.

Taylor Wilkinson

Youth Head Coach Puyallup

HS Girls Asst Coach



Taylor is a former PSP Pirate Curtis HS Athlete.

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