Andrew (Andy) Gordon is the Head Coach of YCF Water Polo. Andy had a successful 8-year career as a player for Dr. Phillips High School and Yale University, earning the title of Captain at both schools. He competed at the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) National Championship twice with Yale, finishing 9th and 7th place.
Working as an assistant coach for YCF 2012-13, Andy revitalized the club's Splashball program. He brought a 10U team to compete at the Sunshine State Games for the first time ever, and organized a Central Florida Splashball Championship tournament at the Aquatic Center in August 2013. After teaching four semesters at Bowling Green State University, he was brought back Summer 2016 as Head Coach. Coach Andy also works for USA Water Polo's Olympic Development Program, coaching athletes from across the Southeast Zone (FL, GA, NC, SC, TN, MI). He is the only coach in Central Florida whose full-time job is organizing quality water polo training.
Leonardo (Leo) Leon Ramirez, a native of Brazil, began playing water polo for Dr. Phillips High School after emigrating to the United States. Leo played one year as a redshirt freshman at UMASS before transferring to University of Florida where he competed at four straight club National tournaments, one as a coach. Leo continued his career as a player for the Orlando Water Polo Club (now known as YCF Water Polo) until the age of 32. Leo revitalized YCF by adding a high school age group team in 2005. Starting with only eight players, over the course of his tenure the team has grown to include as many as 80 players a season. Leo has coached YCF's high school boys and girls divisions to countless wins in local, national, and international tournaments, including multiple gold-medal victories at the Sunshine State Games as well as a final four appearance at the 2013 International tournament in South Florida . As head coach of Dr. Phillips High School, Leo has won 8 coach of the year awards and 19 combined District and Metro Championships.
Paige Baker played water polo for Lake Mary High School, Florida State University, and the YCF Women’s team. Paige began her coaching career with the FSU women’s team immediately after graduating. As head coach, she took the team to the CWPA National Club Championship in 2012 where they finished tenth overall. Paige now works as a teacher for Lake Mary High School, where she doubles as Head Coach for the Swimming and Water Polo teams.
Paige joined YCF’s staff in 2012 as a coach for both YCF Water Polo and YCF Swimming. She was instrumental in founding YCF’s first satellite team at the J. Douglas Williams YMCA, which has grown to include over forty players ages 5-18. For five consecutive years, her pool has maintained a dedicated Splashball group that competes locally and state-wide.
Jennifer (Jen) Dailer began an accomplished water polo career by playing for West Orange High School, earning an All American honorable mention as Captain her senior year. Jen played for the University of Maryland College Park, reaching the Women's Collegiate National Water Polo Championships three straight years. She founded a water polo club at Florida Atlantic University, after transferring to that institution, where she served as player/coach for 3 seasons.
Jen's coaching career has taken her all over the country. Between 1998 and 2006 she coached in Florida, Louisiana, and Alaska as well as representing the Southeast Zone at a youth camp held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. Jen currently teaches at West Orange High School, where she has coached the boys & girls varsity water polo teams from 2011 - present. Summer 2017 will be Jen's first season as a YCF coach and she is excited to grow club water polo in the Winter Garden/Ocoee/Windermere area!