70 minutes | Apr 7th 2019

Episode 13 - Interview with Ricardo Azevedo the Head Technical Director of Brazilian Water Polo

You can help support this podcast by making a donation via PayPal.Thank you to everyone that has take the time to leave a review, send me an email or send me a tweet. It has truly meant the world to me!Remember you can reach me on twitter @stevecarrera and on instagram @stevecarrera and you can email me stevegcarrera@gmail.com************************************************************************************************************************From the site - http://azevedowaterpolo.com/about/ricardo-azevedo/Azevedo is regarded as one of the most dynamic water polo coaches in the history of the sport. In a career spanning four decades, he has coached water polo at the high school, college, and Olympic levels in at least eight countries. Born in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Azevedo competed for the Brazilian National Water Polo team from 1973-1981. In 1974 he moved to the USA, where he became an All-American water polo player for Long Beach State University.Azevedo began his water polo coaching career at Wilson High School in Long Beach California where, as head coach, he led teams to five finals and four Championships. Following this success, he coached at Long Beach State University, heading both the men’s and women’s water polo programs. From 1996-2004 Azevedo worked with water polo legend Ratko Rudic to coach the USA Men’s Water Polo Team (he served as head coach of Team USA from 2005-2007).Azevedo then moved to Italy where he became the first-ever American citizen to coach a professional European water polo team (Rari Nantes Camogli). Over the past five years he has coached both the men’s and women’s Chinese Olympic teams, substantially improving their level of play and fitness.In addition to these professional commitments, Azevedo unofficially coached and mentored his son Tony and daughter Cassandra – both of whom played professional water polo. Tony became a 5-time Olympian and one of the best water polo players of the century.
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