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.

GRIFFIN BAGSHAW

Griffin is our assistant coach this year after being a member of Ashland waterpolo for the past 4 years.  He is excited to help our existing and new team members sharpen their skills this fall. 

2021 GIRLS TEAM

2021 BOYS TEAM

IN ORDER TO PLAY THIS SEASON

You do NOT have to attend the meeting on August 15th for your child(ren) to play but you do have to be cleared with the Ashland High School Family ID system, have a USA Water Polo bronze membership, filled out our club water polo registration, have paid the fees (or made arrangements to do so) and have signed a liability waiver and code of conduct to get into the water on Monday, August 16th. SEE the SIGN UP page for instructions.

PRACTICES

Practices take place at the Ashland YMCA Monday – Thursday all season.  

August 16th is the first week of practice.

Girls : 6:30 – 8:00

Boys 8:00 – 9:30

The following week boys practice @ 6:30, and girls practice @ 8:00.   These practices will alternate all season with either boys or girls going first depending on the week. See the Calendar to confirm times.   Swim conditioning happens in the mornings at YMCA or Daniel Meyer smoke depending.  (Mondays  and Wednesdays  8:30-10 AM)

GAMES & TOURNAMENTS

We travel to play !  Most of our games take place on weekends located in Eugene, Cottage Grove, Salem, and even in Northern CA! Boys and Girls teams usually ride the same bus to games, and we camp or stay in hotels sometimes overnight.  The season starts in late August and ends in early to Mid-November.   You can count on 5-10 weekends of travel during the season. See the Calendar here for more details.  It can change frequently so please continue to check it as the season progresses. 

ASHLAND WATER POLO CALENDAR