Recruited from his native California to play collegiate water polo at The George Washington University (GW), Jonah Dowd enjoys recent high-level water polo experience at the club, prep and collegiate level. As a member of GW’s Division 1 program for four years, he won multiple CWPA league Player of the Week and Colonial of the Week awards. He began coaching in the summers throughout his collegiate career both at his alma mater and prep water-polo powerhouse, Claremont High School, and as a volunteer coach at the Landon School in Maryland. He was also fortunate to play for his youth water polo club, Foothill, again after his freshman year at GW and served as a player/coach for the 18u team as well. Upon graduating from GW in 2016, he began coaching for a local area club and in two trips to Junior Olympics placed 4th and 5th in the Bronze bracket. Jonah also just wrapped up his first east coast prep season as head coach for Walt Whitman high school’s Varsity and Junior Varsity programs. During his time as a coach in the DMV, Jonah developed a cult following among athletes and parents alike who appreciate his straightforward approach to training and coaching, especially for his ability to motivate and inspire athletes to grow both individually and as a team. Coach Jonah aspires to bring some of the Southern California water polo culture he knows so well to the DMV area and produce as many top 20, division 1 water polo student-athletes as possible.