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Jonathan Barnea
Position: Assistant Coach
Experience: 10 Years

Jonathan Barnea enters his eighth season as assistant coach of the Stanford men's water polo team.

In his seven years on The Farm, Barnea has been instrumental in guiding the Cardinal to a 134-49 (.732) mark during that period. He has helped in the development of 29 All-Americans, including first-team selections Thomas Hopkins (2005), Peter Varellas (2005), Sage Wright (2007, `08), Jimmie Sandman (2008, `09), Drac Wigo (2009) and Alex Bowen (2011).

During Barnea's time on The Farm, the Cardinal has advanced to the national championship game twice (2005 and 2008). In 2007 and 2008, the Cardinal finished second in the MPSF with a 6-2 conference mark while boasting the league's co-Player of the Year in goalkeeper Jimmie Sandman in 2008, and going 7-1 in 2009.

Under Barnea's watch, the Cardinal has also reached the final four of the MPSF Tournament in each of the past six seasons, including a title-game appearance in 2010.

Barnea joined the team after spending three years as the head coach of the Palo Alto High School boys' team as well as the Stanford Water Polo Foundation's Boys 14-and-under team. In 2005, Barnea led Palo Alto to a third-place finish in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division, and in the postseason guided the Vikings to the quarterfinals of the Central Coast Section Division II tournament.

Barnea's Stanford Foundation team took second at the Speedo Cup Nationals in 2003 and 2004, and third at the National Junior Olympics in 2004. Barnea also served as an assistant for the Stanford Foundation high school boys' team.

Barnea also served as the head coach for the Pacific Zone Development team from 2004-05, leading that team to a national age-group championship in 2004 and a second-place showing the following year. Barnea also served as an assistant coach on the United States National Development Team.

Barnea graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2002 with a degree in anthropology. He and his wife, Teresa, live in Sunnyvale.

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