Striving to instill discipline, teamwork, commitment and confidence
in our athletes.

American River Water Polo Club

 A Non-Profit
Water Polo Club
 

Eric Johnson

10U Coach


Personal Information: Born in Berkeley, California. As a Supervising Teacher for Horizon Charter School in Lincoln, California I teach independent study students in grades 8 through 12. Dedicated and proud father to Alyssa, Spencer and Jenna.


Education:

  • Pinole Valley High School
  • Diablo Valley College
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A. American Studies
  • California State University, Sacramento, Masters in History
  • California State University, Sacramento, Teaching Credential


Water Polo Experience:

  • Pinole Valley High School '93-'96
  • Contra Costa Aquatics '90-'96.
  • Diablo Valley College '96-'98
  • U.C. Berkeley '98-'00


Honors:

  • U.C. Berkeley, Academic All-American '99
  • Community College All-American '96 and '97
  • High School All-American '94 and '95
  • Bay Valley Athletic League MVP '94 and '95
  • The Times (Contra Costa) '95 Top 50 Athletes of the Year.


Coaching experience:

  • American River Water Polo Club coach '07-present
  • Rio Americano High School boys coach '09-present (Section Champions, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018)
  • Mira Loma High School head coach '04 and '05
  • Florin High School volunteer assistant '03-'04
  • Contra Costa Aquatics, co-head coach women's water polo (16/18 and under), teams qualified for National Junior Olympic Tournament four consecutive years '96-'00, co-creator of winter and spring water polo programs designed for youth ages 8-12.


I love water polo!