RTWPC is proud to welcome Coach Jennifer Spalding to the Tsunami Family. Coach Spalding will be taking the helm of our 16u and 18u HS Girls Program. Coach Spalding brings a plethora of knowledge and experience and a positive approach that will drive our girls to develop their skills.
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In water polo, Spalding led the Panthers to a 77-46 overall record and 32-10 conference record, including guiding Chaffey to the 2014 South Coast Conference Championship. Prior to taking over the head coaching duties, Spalding spent nearly a decade as an assistant at Chaffey for legendary aquatics coach Jim Dopf.
Coach Spalding began her collegiate playing career playing for Coach Dopf at Riverside City College. An All-American goalie, Spalding held take the Tigers to the State Championships both of her seasons in goal, and was named the Conference Player of the Year and an All-State selection. After Riverside, Spalding transferred to the University of California Irvine, where she finished out her collegiate career.
In addition to her time at Chaffey, Spalding has spent time as a coach at Don Lugo and Norte Dame High Schools as well as in the club scene in Riverside, CA
Coach Spalding will also serve as a full-time faculty member in the Citrus College Kinesiology Department.
Spalding earned Coach of the Year honors for the second time in her fourth season at the helm of the Owls. She guided them to a 28-9 overall mark, 7-2 record in WSC play, and 4th place finish at the 2019 CCCAA Southern California Regionals. Additionally the Citrus offense had the second most goals in the State (379), while their defense led the entire CCCAA in steals (489).