Santa Margarita's boys water polo programhas hired OlympianJeremyLasteras a varsity assistant coach, the Trinity Leagueschool announced.
Laster was an OrangeCounty standout at San Clemente before becoming a NCAA MVP at Stanford and an Olympian in 1996.
Laster'splaying resume also includeshelping the U.S. claim the 1997 FINA World Cup, two NCAA titles and a professional stint ingreece.
Team USA and Laster finished seventh at the Atlanta Olympics but stormed to the World Cup title the following year. He retired in 1998 because of injury.
Laster serves on the Board of Directors for USA Water Polo, coaches for the O.C. club and is the father of six children.
Coach Paden Mitchell's Santa Margaritateam competes in thechallenging TrinityLeague, home to Division 1 powerhouse MaterDeiand rising contender OrangeLutheran.
The Eagles missed the playoffs last season in Division I but could be headed to a new playoff division under the CIF-SS retooled postseason structure. Their last trip to the CIF quarterfinals was in 2004 in Division 2.
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