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John Vargas

Full name: John D. Vargas
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: June 17, 1961 in Fullerton, California, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Water Polo

Related Olympians: Brother of Joe Vargas.

Biography

John Vargas played water polo for the USA at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. He was on the US national team for 10 years and helped them win the 1991 FINA World Cup, and place second at the 1983 Universiade, the 1986 Goodwill Games, and the 1991 Pan American Games. Vargas played in college at U Cal Irvine, where he was twice an All-American and led them to the 1982 NCAA title and an undefeated season.

Vargas became a water polo coach, starting that career even while he was playing. He coached at Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, California from 1984-2001. Vargas was an assistant coach with the US national team from 1993-96 and then became head coach from 1997-2000. In 2002 Vargas became head coach at Stanford. He led them to the NCAA title in 2002 and to the NCAA Championship Games five times in his first 10 seasons as coach, including consecutive runner-up finishes in 2003-05, also coaching them to multiple 20-win seasons.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Water Polo Men's Water Polo United States USA 4

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Water Polo United States USA Final Round Match 3/4 2 1992-08-09 EUN 8, USA 4 0
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Water Polo United States USA Group A Match #2 1 1992-08-01 USA 8, AUS 4 0
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Water Polo United States USA Group A Match #4 1 1992-08-02 USA 9, TCH 3 0
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Water Polo United States USA Group A Match #7 1 1992-08-03 USA 11, FRA 7 0
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Water Polo United States USA Group A Match #11 2 1992-08-05 EUN 8, USA 5 0
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Water Polo United States USA Group A Match #14 1 1992-08-06 USA 7, GER 2 0
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