Wax-em Water Polo

Boys  & Girls  ages  6-18        

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Marcelo Adas - Director, Wax'em Water Polo Club 

For over 25 years Marcelo has been dedicated to the formation of athletes in the area of Santa Cruz and the Olympic Development program in the Central Coast of California. 

He began his career in Hebraica Club in Sao Paulo-Brazil and was the Head coach of the Brazilian team in the Pan American Maccabi Games -1987. Since he moved to Santa Cruz in 1990 and took over as coach of Soquel HS. Up until that point Soquel was without any sustained tradition of success. With in a few years Marcelo turned the program into a power house in North Cal.  He created and renewed teams year after year by winning the Santa Cruz League for 18 consecutive years setting a record of 232 wins and 3 losses. During this period Marcelo developed 18 League MVP and 4 Central Coast Sections MVP.  Soquel HS was as top ranked public school in the Central Coast for many years and achieved the CCS Championship in 2002.  

Marcelo also was the Olympic Development program coach for the Pacific Zone. Many of his athletes were invited to play for the Junior and National US Team. 
 Many of his athletes achieved All American status, went to play Division 1 polo at top Universities in the County and won NCAA Championships. 

Marcelo received several honors, in the Santa Cruz League, Central Coast Section and USAWP as Pacific Zone development coach of the year many times. 

Marcelo’s multi-cultural coaching and playing experience stem primarily from South America, the US, and Eastern Europe. This has provided a unique environment to be successful in bringing players to the next level and prepare his athlete's with knowledge and skills needed for success in water polo.

Coach Adas’ Accomplishments


·        B.A. in physical education from FEC, tn Caetano in San Paoulo, Brazil. 

·        Qualified for the CCS playoffs 19 years running

·        2002/2003 CCS champion.

·        Coaches representative for the men’s side of the SCCAL   

·        CCS Water Polo Honor Coach of the Year 2001 and 2013.

·        SCCAL Water Polo Coach of the Year 1995-1999 & 2001-2009

·        Pacific Zone Development Coach of the Year 2001.

·        Pacific Zone Nominee for USA Development Coach of the Year 2001.

·        18 time straight Santa Cruz League Championships

·        Runner-up in the Junior Nationals Tournament in 2002 (Commerce-LA).

·        Head coached Pan American Champion Hebraica in the 1987 Maccabi Games.