Coaching Staff

Boys Varsity Head Coach

Nicholas Jordan


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Coaching Bio:

Nick was born and raised in Sacramento, CA in a water polo and swim family. He is one of three brothers who swam and played water polo growing up. Nick’s mother played water polo at UC Santa Barbara, and his father coached his high school and club teams.

Water sports began at an early age for Nick. He learned to swim in his backyard by age three, and was soon involved in youth swimming and water polo. Nick attended El Camino High School where he earned 1st team all-league honors and was league MVP while playing water polo. After high school, Nick went on to play collegiate water polo at UC Santa Barbara, and captained the team during his final year. During this time Nick trained with both the Junior National Team and Senior National Teams.

Post college, Nick played professionally in Europe for SC Neustadt and then returned to Sacramento and coached for his childhood club, American River Water Polo. There he coached 12u, 14u, and helped with 16u and 18u teams. Nick also directed high school swim and polo clinics during the summer for athletes entering their high school season.

Nick has taught Physical Education at Claremont Middle school in Oakland for the past three years and currently coaches water polo for CC United.

As Acalanes Men’s Water Polo Head Coach, Nick envisions building a program focusing on a positive team atmosphere where athletes: feel valued and included; build positive & effective social skills; learn, develop, and implement individual skills and team strategies; and learn to compete at the highest level while demonstrating good sportsmanship.

Nick’s goal is to provide a positive experience for athletes and families and to build a program that the Acalanes community can be proud of.

Boys JV Head Coach:

Alon Yoeli:

Coaching Bio:

Coach Alon comes to us from AquaTex water polo in Austin, where he has been coaching for the past three years. Alon led Round Rock High School’s Boys to their first ever 1st place finish in the TISCA All-West region and was awarded coach of the year in 2021. After Water Polo was selected to be a UIL sport in Texas, Alon focused on the growing club community and cemented himself as a fundamentals coach at AquaTex. There he coached alongside several ex-collegiate athletes, one of which—Barbara Lanier—is an Acalanes alumni! Alon coached three Junior Olympics, countless other tournaments, and was selected to be on the coaching staff at the 2022 ODP Southwest Zone Camp. 

Alon grew up training with Stanford and Legacy Water Polo clubs before becoming captain and earning all-league and senior all-star honors while at Carmel High School. He was awarded Monterey Bay League’s Best Shooter and Most Valuable Offensive Player in 2013. An ODP selection, he played with the U20 Italian Champions, Circolo Canotierri Napoli. He also trained with the Israeli Junior National Team and participated in the Berlin Maccabi Game in 2015. A varsity athlete at Fordham University in New York, Alon majored in Math/CS and Italian Studies and works in Pharmaceutical Software.

Boys Assistant Coach:

Jake Norton:

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Coaching Bio:

Jake Norton is a proud Acalanes Alumni, class of 2006. He played Water Polo at Acalanes under the legendary Ron Richardson for Junior Varsity and long-time Coach Brian Monte for Varsity, placing 2nd at NCS his senior year. He swam for and taught swim lessons for Springbrook growing up as well as Acalanes specializing in the 50 free. Jake went on to play at UC Davis Graduating in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Managerial Economics. During College Jake worked at the UC Davis rec pool as both a lifeguard and swim instructor. After Graduating, Jake started his career as a Commercial Real Estate Broker focusing in the sale and leasing of office space across Alameda and Contra Costa County; he is currently a Vice President at Transwestern Commercial Services in Oakland/ Walnut Creek. He works with Contra Costa United (CCU) coaching the 16 and under program. Jake lives in Lafayette with his wife Julie, his son, Coach Teddy, and his daughter, Ginny (both of which will swim for Sun Valley in their future). Jake is invested in the Lafayette community and looking forward to contributing to the growth and continued strength of Lafayette Water Polo