Azevedo is a 5X water polo Olympian and silver medalist. He is considered to be one of the best American water polo players of all time. While at Stanford University, Azevedo was awarded four consecutive Peter J Cutino Awards, and led the Stanford men’s water polo team to four CIF State Championships and two NCAA titles. He served as captain of Team USA for 15 years and played professionally abroad for club teams in Italy, Croatia, Montenegro and Brazil.
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Azevedo is regarded as one of the most dynamic water polo coaches in the history of the sport. In a career spanning four decades, he has coached water polo at the high school, college and Olympic levels in at least eight countries. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Azevedo competed for the Brazilian National Water Polo team from 1973-1981. In 1974 he moved to the USA where he became an All-American water polo player for Long Beach State University.
Bailey is a 4X water polo Olympian and silver medalist. He was the leading scorer for Team USA at the 2012 London Olympics, with 13 goals. He has played professionally for water polo club teams in Croatia, Russia, Greece and Serbia (where he competed in two European Championships).
Wright is a two-time water polo Olympian who brought home the silver medal with Team USA in 2008. He also played professional water polo for club teams in Italy and Russia. Wright is now head coach of the UCLA Bruins men’s and women's water polo teams.