Northern Virginia, DC, Maryland Water Polo

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Head Coach: Miras Jelic

Coach: Boris Milic

A native of Yugoslavia (now Serbia), played water polo rising through the ranks of Serbian Water Polo Club Nis starting at the age nine and finishing carrier with senior team at the age of 20. Throughout the water polo carrier, learned and played under the tutelage of several world renowned coaches: Nenad Manojlovic - who led Serbian national team to two Olympic medals, and several European and World championships, Nenad Vasilovski - Serbian national cadet team head coach and Italian Series A coach, Petar Kovacevic - Serbian junior team head coach and later French national team coach just to name a few. Upon ending professional playing career due to injury, continued to be involved in water polo trough coaching, and managing the administrative duties at Water Polo Club Nis. After moving to United Stated in 2008, started a career in residential real estate while continuing to play water polo wining numerous regional tournament with local masters teams. Currently playing for Rockville Master Team and DMV Masters Team NOVA – Ranked top five masters team on the east coast. Joined Naval Academy Aquatic Water Polo as the assistant coach in March 2018.  

Coach: Brett Else

Brett Else graduated from George Washington University this past May where he was a 4-year member of the varsity water polo team. With the Colonials, he was able to help lead the team to two consecutive MAWPC championships (2017, 2018) and an appearance in the 2018 NCAA tournament. Brett is originally from Lansdale, PA where he was a 4-year member of the water polo and swimming teams at North Penn High School. He was named the 2014 Pennsylvania State Most Valuable Player for water polo and earned two All-American recognitions for swimming. Brett played at Junior Olympics for Princeton Tigers Aquatics Club (16-U and 18-U) from 2013-2015 and Del-Mar Water Polo Club (16-U) team in 2012.


Coach: Pierce Deamer

A South Pasadena native, Pierce Deamer began his water polo career in the eighth grade. He played for Rose Bowl Water Polo Club, as well as for South Pasadena High School. Playing under the now UC Davis Head Coach, Dan Leyson, and UCLA Assistant Coach, Jason Falitz; Pierce earned a scholarship to play at The George Washington University.

As a D-1 Athlete, he was a three-time captain who helped guide GW's transformation from an inconsistent program to a perennial powerhouse. He tallied 200 goals, 73 assists, and 223 ejections drawn, earning numerous honors for his performances. His GW career culminated with a MAWPC Conference Championship and NCAA Final 8 berth.

He is also working as a Junior Varsity Head Coach at Walt Whitman High School


Coach: Haley Cox

12U/Goalie Coach

Coach Haley is our resident 12U and goalie coach, whose water polo experience started in 2004 in El Segundo, California. She started playing with South Bay United Water Polo Club and the El Segundo High School Water Polo teams, also playing a season with Trojan Water Polo Club. In her high school career, she broke several school records, earned a CIF Championship in 2007, and captained the team in 2009.

Haley was recruited to play NCAA Division I for Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, from 2009-2013. She was the starting goalie for 2012 and 2013, earning several CWPA Defensive Player of the Week awards, ACWPC All-Academic Superior recognition for 2011-2013, and the M. Beal Banks Award in Excellence and Dedication in 2013. Haley graduated in 2013 with Magna Cum Laude, and is now attending Johns Hopkins University for her masters in Public and Nonprofit Management while she works as a conference planner for AIAA in Reston, VA. She has been a goalie since the first week of her career, and has loved every moment of it.