“First Who, Then What?” - Jim Collins
12u COED and 16u girls
Allow us to introduce Coach Chris Boyer, a family man and dedicated figure in the world of water polo. He resides in the charming city of Murrieta with his beloved family, which includes his wife Viviana and their three children. Not only is Chris a SPED teacher at MVHS, but he also possesses a wealth of academic credentials. These include a BA in History from UCI, an MA in PE from APU, and credentials in Admin, PE, and SPED.
On the pool deck, Coach Boyer's journey began as a walk-on at UC Irvine after beginning at Saddleback College. He earned All-American honors and a place in the Saddleback College Hall of Fame. His post-college journey led to playing for Newport Water Polo Foundation's 2002 Outdoor National Championship Team in the Premier League.
With both playing and coaching experience, he is an asset to lead or support other coaches. He's a six-time SWL championship coach, runner-up in boys' CIF DIII Finals 2018, and Assistant Coach in the 2023 MVHS girls' CIF DII Championship team. Thanks to his passion and expertise and his Preliminary Administrative Credential, Coach Boyer is an invaluable asset to our water polo community.
Meet Vivi Boyer, the unsung hero who keeps the gears of Elite Water Polo turning seamlessly. While she's a full-time mother and dedicated wife, Vivi also plays a pivotal role in ensuring the club's smooth operation.
As the club's behind-the-scenes coordinator and communicator, Vivi's commitment is the bedrock upon which our club thrives. Her tireless efforts make certain that everything runs like a well-oiled machine.
Vivi and Coach Boyer embarked on their journey together with their marriage in El Salvador back in 2006. Since then, they've made Murrieta their home, nurturing a loving family with three wonderful children and a handful of cherished pets.
Vivi's professional path has seen her transition from student ministry to becoming a licensed esthetician. Today, she's a devoted stay-at-home mom, pouring her love and care into raising their children.
You'll likely connect with Vivi first when you reach out to the club. Her unwavering dedication and meticulous attention to detail ensure that Elite Water Polo functions seamlessly. She's not just the backbone of our club; she's the heart that keeps it beating.
Lieutenant Colonel Juan E. Rose III, known as Coach Rose, embodies dedication, leadership, and service excellence. He is a distinguished alumnus of the United States Naval Academy, a Marine Corps Instructor of Water Survival, and a Marine Corps Martial Arts Black Belt Instructor. Coach Rose has recently been honored as the Elite Water Polo Club's Coach of the Year for 2023.
His commitment to excellence is not confined to the pool; he is a successful Commercial Real Estate Executive, Entrepreneur, and Advisor. Beyond his professional achievements, Coach Rose is deeply committed to service. He serves on the Board of Directors for the United States Naval Academy Alumni Association, San Diego Chapter. He actively supports Homes 4 Families, an organization dedicated to building homes for veterans.
As a devoted father of three, Coach Rose enjoys watching his children excel in their respective sports, including water polo. His connection to the sport drives his passion for nurturing players' growth in and out of the pool.
Coach Rose's exceptional leadership qualities have earned him prestigious awards, such as the John Wooden Global Leadership Fellowship Award from UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Finance. He's also been recognized as the National Veteran of the Year by the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting.
His journey is a testament to enduring values, leaving a lasting impact on the military, the community, and athletics. Coach Rose's unwavering commitment to excellence and compassion for veterans and the community continues to drive positive change. Explore his inspiring story to witness how his remarkable journey shapes lives, uplifts veterans, and fosters camaraderie in water polo and beyond.
Zack Miller is a dynamic individual who brings his passion and expertise to both the educational and sports domains. At Liberty High School, Zack is an educator, guiding students in the Graphic Design Career Technical Education pathway to nurture their creative talents.
In the sporting arena, Zack stands out as the Head Coach of Temecula Valley's Boys and Girls Water Polo teams, instilling his players' values of discipline, teamwork, and a winning mindset.
For three years, Zack has been a valuable member of the Elite coaching staff, making significant contributions to the development of the 14U Boys' water polo team. His coaching prowess helps young athletes grow not only as players but also as individuals.
Zack's athletic journey includes a remarkable stint at Citrus College in 2013. During his time there, he participated in 26 games, scoring ten goals, and receiving recognition for his achievements. He showcased his skills in high school over three varsity seasons, earning 1st team All-Inland Valley League honors during his senior year.
Additionally, after his college career, Zack spent two years as a referee, further deepening his involvement and understanding of the sport.
Explore Zack Miller's inspiring journey and discover the positive impact he continues to make in the lives of students, athletes, and the sporting community as a whole.
Introducing Coach Jeremy Elliott, a cornerstone of our water polo family. With over 20 years of coaching experience, he leads our 10U coed and 16U girls teams to success.
Hailing from Murrieta, Coach Jeremy shares his life with his wife, Keri, and their four children. His coaching journey spans College, Club, and High School levels, as both Head Coach and Assistant Coach.
Coach Elliott's diverse educational background includes a BA in History, M.Ed, M.Div., and D.Min. He's not just a coach; he's a seven-time All-American in Swimming, showcasing his aquatic prowess.
Beyond sports, Coach Jeremy's love extends to his family and theology. His multifaceted approach enriches our team, fostering athletic growth and personal development.
Coach Jeremy Elliott is the driving force behind our athletes' success, guiding them with wisdom and unwavering passion. We're privileged to have him as part of our coaching staff, shaping champions on and off the field.
14u Girls and Goalies
Amy Rose's lifelong connection to sports began when she embarked on her water polo journey with Elite at 12 (OG). Her dedication and passion for the sport shone brightly, propelling her to the varsity team during her freshman year at Murrieta Valley High School.
Amy's journey in water polo didn't end with her playing days. In 2010, she seamlessly transitioned into the role of an assistant coach at Murrieta Mesa High School. Embracing her newfound coaching responsibilities, she embarked on shaping the potential of young athletes in the fall of 2022, starting with the 10U level.
Currently, Amy is making her mark as the coach for the 14U teams, imparting her knowledge and love for the sport to the next generation of athletes. Her coaching journey has allowed her to rediscover her passion for water polo and make a profoundly positive impact on young athletes, inspiring them to reach their full potential.
Amy's commitment to nurturing young talent and her enduring love for the sport make her an invaluable asset to the water polo community. Her journey is a testament to the power of dedication, passion, and mentorship in shaping the athletes of tomorrow.
12u Coed Assistant Coach
Meet Greg Mills, a former high school water polo standout who seamlessly transitioned into coaching, drawing upon his proud naval background. Greg's journey extends beyond the pool, as he plays a pivotal role in his family's construction business, overseeing projects with care and expertise.
In addition to his managerial responsibilities in construction, Greg is a dedicated family man, raising three children, including Carson, who passionately plays for the 12U water polo team.
Today, Greg proudly serves as an assistant coach for the 12U coed water polo team. His former naval service member and goalie background adds a unique dimension to his coaching style, equipping his players with invaluable insights and skills.
Greg's commitment to nurturing talent in the pool mirrors his dedication to managing construction projects in his family business. His journey is a testament to the diverse passions that make him a well-rounded and valuable community member. Greg Mills continues to inspire, both in the water polo arena and through the disciplined roots he forged during his naval service and his role in the construction industry.
To add value to others, one must first value others. John C. Maxwell
16u Boys Assistant Coach