Justin Ferdinand Selected as Varsity Water Polo Coach
Justin Ferdinand Selected as Varsity Water Polo Coach

Director of Athletics Justin Ferdinand was selected as Serra's new varsity water polo coach on July 18.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to coach water polo again," said Ferdinand, who has coached high school water polo since 2000. "Water polo has been a passion of mine since I was 14. I enjoy the dynamic teamwork aspect of the sport and the rigorous training required. It's a challenging sport, and I enjoy helping teenagers learn the fundamentals while reaching their full potential in the pool."

Ferdinand, who has been busy this year in his new role at Serra, was the director of athletics at Half Moon Bay High School from 2012-2018.

"During the past year, I have had an opportunity to observe our coaches instilling Serra's core values in their sports programs," he noted. "Now I'm excited to emulate their leadership with our water polo student-athletes."

Serra Principal Charlie McGrath said Ferdinand will bring the next level of excellence to the water polo program.

"As the varsity water polo coach, Justin will condition our student-athletes to be young men who embrace the Padre values of faith, wisdom, service, community and leadership to one another as teammates. As a faith-based high school, our mission and formation program is to work with our young men as they become classmates, teammates and peers who fully embrace our values academically, artistically, athletically and spiritually. I am excited that Justin accepted this opportunity to coach our boys; he will help them to live out these important values."