Stanford Athletics announced Thursday that the Cardinal’s two water polo coaches, John Vargas and John Tanner, signed long-term contract extensions. They had a combined 27 years of experience on the Farm entering the 2013-14 academic year.
Vargas began coaching the men’s team in 2002, guiding the Card to an NCAA title in his first season, and has compiled a winning percentage above .750 over his career. Stanford is off to a 7-1 start in 2013.
Tanner’s career with the women’s team is even more impressive. He has been named MPSF Coach or Co-Coach of the Year five times in 16 seasons, coaching two NCAA championship teams and going 380-59 with the Cardinal. Tanner’s women’s team competes in the spring season.
Contact Joseph Beyda at jbeyda ‘at’ stanford.edu.