Chris Segesman

Chris Segesman, Hall of Fame Athlete

Chris Segesman, Hall of Fame Athlete

Chris Segesman was a water polo standout at Dos Pueblos High School from 1994- 1997. He went on to play at Cal State Long Beach from 1997-2002 while earning a BA in human development and a minor in kinesiology. He earned his Masters in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University.

A three-time All-American at Long Beach, Segesman was also a finalist for the Pete Cutino Male College Athlete of the Year award.

From 2000-2004 Segesman was a member of the United States Water Polo National Team and a 2004 Olympian in Athens. He counts his proudest moment as hearing the National Anthem play before the first match of the 2004 Olympic Games.

Since the Olympics, Segesman has gone on to a successful coaching career at Mater Dei High School, where he also serves as the Associate Athletic Director. He has guided both the girls’ and boys’ teams since 2005, earning the Division 2 Boys Water Polo Coach of the Year in 2007, 2008 and 2009. In 2009 he was the Orange County Boys Water Polo Coach of the year and notched the Division 1 honor in 2010. In 2011, Segesman was named the Southern California Fall Coach of the Year.

Segesman lives in Tustin, Calif., with his wife Heather and children Reaghan (6), Paige (2) and Madison (8 months).