GWC Alums Janov and Buso Join Men's Water Polo Coaching Staff

GWC Alums Janov and Buso Join Men's Water Polo Coaching Staff

Huntington Beach, Calif. - Golden West College water polo alums Peter Janov and Gabriel Buso join the coaching staff, head coach Scott Taylor announces.   

Peter Janov joins the Golden West College men's water polo team for the 2018 season to assist in all facets of the program. He started his passion for water polo at the age of seven in the former country of Czechoslovakia. He won multiple championships with the Czech and Slovak Federative Republic in the early 1990's.

He then decided to move to the United States and play water polo at Golden West College in 1996 and 1997. He is a two time CCCAA state champion and All-American as a member of the Rustler program. During the 1997 season at GWC he was named most valuable player for men's water polo by the CCCAA. He then transferred to the University of Southern California where he continued his dominance in the pool. Peter won a national championship in 1998 with USC and was named an All-American two more times before college career came to end.

He then transitioned to being an assistant coach at USC from 2000-2007 under head coach Jovan Vavic. He would assist both the men's and women's programs at USC to three national championships in three season (Men's 2003,2005, Women's 2004.) He then focused his attention 2005-2016 to the Trojan Water Polo Club where he was responsible for coaching athletes aged 7-19 in all facets of the game. Currently he is a part of the SoCal Water Polo Foundation.  

Gabriel Buso joins the Golden West men's water polo team for the 2018 season and will primarily be focusing on strength and conditioning.  He started playing water polo at the age of nine in his native country of Brazil. Gabriel played two years for the Brazilian national junior team, he then played for the Paulistano water polo club for four years.

In 2014, Gabriel was an integral part to Golden West's 2014 CCCAA State Championship as a defender. 

Gabriel's coaching experience includes United Water Polo Club, Los Alamitos High School boys FROSH and JV, Newport Beach water polo club, and Newport Harbor High School Boys Varsity.