Coaches

Meet Our Coaches!

Head Coach

My name is John Cogliandro and I am the Head Coach for Mesa Water Polo. I am new to Arizona coming from the great state of Texas. I have extensive experience both as a player and as a coach. I played all levels of water polo from club to high school to national to college, and I have trained under some of the best coaches in the US. I look forward to working with you and turning you into the best water polo player you can be!

Development Head Coach

My name is Troy Leeper and I am the Developmental Head Coach of Mesa Water Polo. I have been with the club since it started in 2012. I was inspired to get involved by seeing my kids in the water having fun and learning. I have coached multiple other sports for almost 30 years. I am a USA Water Polo certified referee and certified lifeguard. I want to give back to my community and what better way than inspiring our future collegiate and Olympic athletes. My coaching philosophy is to develop, train, and encourage all athletes to reach their full potential while having fun. My personal goal is to see a smile on everyone’s face (including parents) and to see athletes excited to come to practice. I look forward to seeing you at the pool.