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Marc A. Hunt

I’m Coach Marc A. Hunt, and I am honored to have been introduced as the CDM Aquatics Girls' Club Water Polo Head Coach for the 2023-2024 season!  CDM Girls Club Aquatics is a tradition-rich, storied program with a long history of success.  I follow in the footsteps of many elite coaches, and I look to continue the success that Coach Seidemann has brought to the program.  I plan to institute a relationship-centric program that will bring great value to every member of our team. 

By way of introduction, I was a two-time NCAA All-American at UC Irvine, a three-time NCAA semi-finalist, graduating with a degree in Social Science.  After college I competed on the USA Men’s National Team for three years, and competed professionally in Sydney, Australia. Ironically, my coaching career began at CDM in 1999, assisting Coach John Vargas with both the boys and girls programs through 2003.  Subsequently, I moved to UC Irvine, and served as the Women’s Head Coach in 2004.  Following the retirement of my mentor at UCI, Coach Ted Newland, I took the helm of the UC Irvine Men’s program for 17 years. Seven of my teams were ranked in the NCAA D1 top 6.  I coached 37 NCAA All Americans, 5 Olympians, and 119 Big West Scholar Athletes.  I spent five years as the USA Men’s National “B” Team Head Coach. 

Concurrently, I directed (and still do) a youth water polo club.  Initially starting in 2004 as Newport Hills Water Polo, then to Anteater Water Polo Club, with a final rebranding as Back Bay Aquatics Foundation, a 501c3.  We enter our 20th year in 2024.  I’ve coached all age groups, both boys and girls and have medaled at JOs five times.  Many Newport Hills/Anteater WPC/Back Bay alumni have competed for CDMHS.

My goal is to help our young women nurture self confidence, navigate collegiate paths, be great teammates, foster self discipline and self motivation, while arming them with the tools to chase excellence.  Our current situation indicates we have much work to do in cultivating our path to a robust program.  I am joined by my wife, Christine, a UC Irvine Women’s water polo alumni, and my daughters Halle (11) and Haddie (9), both of which attend Newport Elementary and play water polo for Back Bay.

Assistant COACHES

Dreason Barry
CdM Assistant COACH


Originally from Eugene Oregon, Coach Barry attended UC Irvine (2002-2005), competing under legendary Coach Ted Newland (first ever CDM Polo Coach).  Dreason was a three-time NCAA All American, a Peter Cutino Award Finalist, and two of his teams finished in the NCAA Top 4.  A dual sport D1 athlete in college, Coach Barry also swam for the Anteaters under Coach Brian Pajer, with several notable Big West Conference Finals finishes.  Coach Barry was also recognized as a Big West Conference Scholar Athlete for his performance in the classroom in each of his four collegiate seasons. 

A member of the USA Men’s National Team from 2002-2009, Coach Barry has competed in the Fina World Championships and the World League Super Finals. With a  total of 68 international senior team competitions, Coach Barry has also played professionally for Imperia Water Polo Club (Italy 2008), Lazio Water Polo Club (Italy 2009), and Sydney Lions Water Polo Club (Australia 2014).

Coach Barry brings a plethora of coaching experience, having spent eight years as the Head Coach of Concordia University Men’s and Women’s programs 2015-2022, overseeing sixteen seasons in all.

Prior to his time with the Eagles, Coach Barry served on the men’s water polo staff at UC Irvine, as the Lead Assistant for five years. During that time the UCI team earned three NCAA Top 5 finishes and produced eleven NCAA All Americans.
At the youth level, Coach Barry coached Back Bay Water Polo for six years, having coached 10U, 12U,and 14U girls and boys teams.  Coach Barry led the very first ‘all girls’ 10U Junior Olympics Platinum Division to a Gold Medal in 2017.  In 2007 Coach Barry was the Sage Hill High School girls head coach. 

“I’m excited for this opportunity with Corona Del Mar Girls Water Polo, and continuing to build relationships in the water polo community. We never stop learning from one another. One possession at a time, whether it’s water polo or life.” Coach Dreason Barry

“Coach Barry brings extensive knowledge of developmental water polo training.  He will coach our kids up, simple.  He’s more than proven to understand a fundamental skills approach. Adding to our staff a coach with front-line collegiate experience, including knowledge of what the next level will require, is invaluable. Coach Barry adds volumes of  strength to the future of CDM Girls Water Polo.” Head Coach Marc Hunt

Coach Barry earned his BA in Sociology at UC Irvine in 2006.  He earned his Masters in Athletic Administration and Coaching, at Concordia University in 2020.

CdM Assistant COACH

Coach Jacobe comes to us by way of Dana Hills High School, where he coached the Girls Junior Varsity for three years (2020-23.)  He has also had one season stints at  Cerritos High School and University City High School.  Coach Jacobe operates as Certified EMT/CPR instructor and has a long career as a first responder.  Having started playing water polo for Coach Bill Barnett at Newport Harbor, Coach Jacobe went on to compete at Orange Coast College.

Kaylee Farason
Team Manager

Kaylee Farason is a CDM HS Girls water polo alumni, and was a 2023 graduate.  Currently, she is studying Biology at Concordia University as a full time student.  We are very fortunate to have Kaylee join us! Her expertise around the program and the pool will be of immense use.

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