About

MEET OUR COACHES

ANDY GRAMLEY

Andy Gramley has been involved with water polo for nearly 40 years as a player or coach.  Andy attended Sheldon High School in Eugene, winning a state championship his senior year.  He was a member of the 18U Junior National team that competed in the World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey in 1985.  He then attended Brown University where he was a 4 year starter, 2 time NCAA All-American, and an inductee into the Brown Athletics Hall of Fame.  He coached the Brown Women’s Water Polo team his senior year.  From 2002-2006 Andy coached the Bellevue High School’s boys team in Washington state to 1 fifth place finish and 3 second place finishes at Washington State Championships.  In 2019 Andy became the assistant coach for the Ashland High Boys and Girls teams and then became the head coach in 2020 to present.  Andy loves the game of water polo and especially enjoys passing that love for the game to others.

JOCELYN WILKIE SANFORD

Jocelyn Wilkie-Sanford has been a volunteer coach with Ashland Water Polo since Fall 2002, and holds all required certifications through ASD, OSAA, and USAWP. Her coaching style includes a focus on fundamentals, team play, competition and fun. Jocelyn has been coaching for USA Water Polo Olympic Development Program since 2010 and currently coaches the Pacific Northwest Zone Development Boys Team. Water polo has been a part of Jocelyn’s life for over 40 years as a player, coach and referee. Jocelyn grew up swimming and playing water polo competitively in Berkeley, CA and was a multi-sport athlete at Berkeley High School. She went on to play water polo at U.C. Santa Barbara where she earned All-American and MVP honors at the Collegiate National Championships in 1988 and 1989. Jocelyn represented the United States for many years, having played on the Junior, Senior B and Senior A Women’s National Water Polo Teams.

MORE ABOUT OUR CLUB

IN ORDER TO PLAY THIS SEASON

Players need to register with USA Water Polo (bronze membership) and fill out our club water polo spring registration form, pay the fees, and have signed a liability waiver and code of conduct to get into the water in April for our spring season. See the SIGN UP page for instructions.

PRACTICES

The spring season will begin in early April with practices being held Monday through Thursday at Daniel Meyer Pool. Exact dates and times will be posted soon! The spring season offers an opportunity to get to know the sport and improve skills with minimal travel. The competitive season, that also involves a lot of travel, takes place during the fall season.

GAMES & TOURNAMENTS

Most of the travel for games and tournaments takes place during the fall season. More details will be provided later, but there may be one or two tournaments that players may participate in during the spring season.

SAFETY COMMITMENT

Ashland Water Polo is committed to ensuring our organization does everything it can to keep minors and vulnerable adults safe from Sexual Abuse and Misconduct. Please click here to read more about what our safety commitment.