CYPRESS, CA - The Cypress College Director of Athletics, Bill Pinkham, announced the appointment of Mark Canner as Head Water Polo Coach on Friday. Canner will oversee both the men's and women's programs for the Chargers as a full-time coach and kinesiology instructor.
Canner brings over 10 years of experience to the Cypress College water polo program. "I am extremely excited to be part of the Cypress College family as a full time Kinesiology professor and Head Men's and Women's Water Polo Coach," said Canner. "I look forward to building both programs to the top of the CCCAA state championship level."
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.
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