Women's Water Polo

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    Marko Pintaric
    Marko Pintaric

    Position:
    Associate Head Coach

    Experience:
    13th season

    03/01/2014

    Trojans Tack On 12 Newcomers For 2014

    More National championship-caliber talent comes to Troy with this latest class of signees.

    02/06/2014

    Marko Pintaric Promoted To Associate Head Coach

    Longtime assistant coach to Jovan Vavic enters his 13th season on the Trojan staff.

    12/04/2013

    Top-Seeded Trojans Take Aim At Sixth Straight National Championship

    USC heads to Palo Alto to fight for the right to make collegiate water polo history this weekend.

    05/06/2013

    No. 1 USC Heads To Harvard For 2013 NCAA Tournament

    Top-seeded Women of Troy take aim at a fourth national championship this week in Boston.

    04/24/2013

    USC Scores No. 2 Seed For 2013 MPSF Championships

    Women of Troy take aim at their third conference crown this week in Berkeley.

    Former USC All-American Marko Pintaric is in his 13th season on the USC staff, now serving as associate head coach of both the men's and women's water polo teams at USC. A member of USC's 1998 national championship team as a player, he has been on the USC coaching staff for eight USC men's title runs and three women's NCAA crowns.

    Pintaric was a two-year starter for the Trojans in 1997 and 1998. He recorded 44 goals during the Trojans' 1998 national championship season and earned National Player of the Year and first team All-America honors. He also earned second team All-America honors in 1997. Pintaric was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team both years. He transferred to USC from the University of Zagreb in Croatia, where he was a member of the Croatian Junior National Team (1989-94).

    Along with his current coaching experience, Pintaric served as the varsity coach at Loyola High in Los Angeles during the 1999-2000 school year. He continues to play for the New York Athletic Club, where he was a member of the 2001 summer national championship team and four consecutive winter national championship teams (1999-2002).

    In November 2012, Pintaric joined interim head coach Jovan Vavic on the coaching staff for the U.S Men's National Team, helping lead Team USA to World Championship qualification with success at the 2013 UANA World Aquatic Championship Qualification Tournament in Canada.

    Pintaric graduated from USC in 2000 with a degree in communications and earned his master's degree in 2003 in communications management. He and his wife, Beatrice, have two sons, Francesco and Filip.