Mark Canner is entering his first season as the full-time Head Coach of the Cypress College Men’s and Women's Water Polo Program.
Coach Canner took over as the Cypress College Head Women's Water Polo Coach, as a part-time faculty member, in 2017. Since, he has taken the program to back-to-back postseason appearances, while guiding the Chargers to a CCCAA State Top 10 Ranking for the first time in decades. In his new role, Mark will lead both the Cypress College Women's Water Polo program and bring back the Men's Water Polo program.
Prior to Cypress, Coach Canner won a state championship as the Assistant Coach at Golden West College, with a perfect 34-0 record. He also won two SCIAC championship as an Assistant Coach at Claremont McKenna College. He helped build a Division I CIF program as the Head Coach at Huntington Beach High School, where he won the program's first Sunset League Championship in 2019.
Canner also has strong club connections, with years of experience as the Director of Huntington Beach Water Polo Club, one of the top clubs in the nation, where he has been a part of two National Championships.He graduated from Whittier College with a bachelor’s in kinesiology and an emphasis in physical therapy. He was captain of the Poets water polo and baseball teams, which got him inducted into the Whittier College Hall of Fame in 2016. He went on to graduate with a Masters in Kinesiology from Long Beach State.