Making a Splash

92130’s Cathedral Catholic High School (CCHS) recently welcomed Colette Reid as the new head coach for the girls’ water polo team. Carlsbad resident Colette Reid has been the head varsity swim coach and a college counselor at CCHS and is excited to be involved with the water polo team as well. She is taking over for Jaclyn Puccino, who recently accepted an assistant coach position at Harvard University.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as the head coach of the girls’ water polo program at Cathedral Catholic High School,” Colette said. “I look forward to the challenge of continuing the winning tradition established by Jackie during her time as head coach.”

Colette currently coaches at the Carlsbad Water Polo Club and the Olympic Development Program San Diego Cadet Team. She was an assistant varsity water polo coach at Carlsbad High School last year and was on the Sonoma State University water polo team as a student. As coach for the varsity boys’ swim team at CCHS, Colette was named Coach of the Year for the 2017-2018 season.

Athletic Director Dave Smola added, “She is an excellent coach and counselor. She is familiar with Cathedral Catholic and knows well the expectations of the families and school. Her knowledge, values, and work ethic will help provide a seamless transition for the water polo program.”

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