Brogan O’Doherty - [email protected]

12u Head Coach/Founder

Coach Brogan started playing water polo when he was 10-years-old. There was no age group water polo being offered close by, so he would commute to Naperville, Illinois in the evenings to play. At the time, his older sister was in high school at Hinsdale Central and after just one game Brogan knew that he wanted to follow in her footsteps.

By the end of his freshmen year, at Hinsdale Central, he was playing on the varsity team. His junior year, he was voted captain and led the team in scoring. His senior year, the Hinsdale Central men's water polo team finished second at its Sectional Tournament (The highest the team has ever placed). After high school, Brogan would go on to swim at Eastern Illinois University. His junior year at EIU, he was voted captain and brokethe school record for the 200-yard backstroke. 

Brogan's water polo coaching career began in 2015, where he started Salt Creek Club's water polo team with home-made goals and just a handful of athletes. The team has grown in size every summer and now includes 40+ members of all age groups and ability levels. In the spring of 2020, Brogan became the junior varsity Coach for the men's team at Central. Brogan decided that only offering three months of water polo wasn't enough. Ever since starting his first team, Brogan dreamed of creating a year-round program to introduce the sport to the next generation of athletes in the Hinsdale Area. Now, that dream has finally come true.


Josh Del Rosario-Rivera

12u Assistant Coach

Coach Josh began playing polo when he was going into 8th grade. During that summer, he fell in love with the sport and decided he was going to play water polo in high school. He played for Hinsdale Central all four years, with three of the years being on the varsity team. Over the summer, he would play for the Lyons and Fenwick water polo clubs. 

 

After his years at Central, he attended College of DuPage and during his free time would help coach for the Red Devils. Josh first joined as a helping hand on the JV team and then eventually took over as the JV head coach for two years. He began coaching the water polo team at Salt Creek in 2019 and just recently started coaching a summer water polo program at Five Seasons in Burr Ridge, Illinois. After that, Josh transferred to Arizona State University where he finished his career with a degree in education. This fall,he will be teaching 6th grade science in Naperville.

 


 

 

Scottie Spinazola

16u & 14u Head Coach

 

Scottie played Water Polo at Hinsdale Central all four years. He played half of his freshman year on varsity and did not look back after that. In Scottie’s freshman year he was awarded the Red Devil Award which goes to the player who showcases great sportsmanship in the pool and out. He would go on to get voted Captain and team MVP both his junior and senior year, while leading the team in assists and goals. Capping off his high school career, Scottie was awarded the “Jim Carmignani” Award which is given to astudent for their outstanding athletic performance and leadership in their respective sport. After graduating high school in 2018, he traveled with West Suburban Water Polo Club to San Jose, California to play in the Junior Olympics.

 

Scottie then transitioned into a coach the following summer in 2019 with West Sub, he coached with them the next three summers. During the school year he had studied his freshman year at College of Dupage, then transferred to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.At Nebraska, Scottie studied Sports Media graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism with a minor in Communication Studies, in May of 2022.

 

When he first learned of the Hinsdale Water Polo Club, he was excited for the opportunity to help with his many years of playing experience and love for the game.

 
 

 

Drake Kinney

16u & 14u Assistant Coach

Drake started playing water polo at York High School in 2009. He played his freshman and sophomore year at York (2009-2010) until he moved to Hinsdale and played for Hinsdale Central his junior and senior year (2011-2012). Drake began coaching in 2013 at Hinsdale Central and coached for three seasons (2013-2015).

 

In the summer of 2015 he started coaching at West Suburban Water Polo Club and coached for three seasons. Starting in the Fall of 2015, Drake played at Illinois State University on its club team for three seasons (2015, 2016, 2017).

 

His first spring season back from college, Drake began coaching with York in 2019 and has been coaching in both the spring and summer ever since.


 

 
 
 
 
 
Chuck Genoar
Club Administrator
Chuck has been involved in aquatics in the Hinsdale area all his life. He was a Salt Creek and Hinsdale Swim Club member growing up. Now he holds the position of Aquatics Director and Head Coach at Salt Creek Club, and also Coaches at the Hinsdale Swim Club. Chuck is looking forward to helping Brogan build Hinsdale Water Polo Club into one of the most exceptional water polo clubs in the state.