Boys Varsity Head Coach
Boys JV Head Coach:
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 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