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November 22, 1985 | STEVE LOWERY, Times Staff Writer
The reports of Bill Barnett's mellowing are greatly exaggerated. Rumor has it that Barnett, Newport Harbor High School water polo coach, a man whose picture once appeared in a newspaper with the caption Old Yeller --is more calm and more quiet in his 20th season. For proof, they cite Barnett's behavior during last Friday's CIF Southern Section 4-A semifinal match against No. 1 Sunny Hills. What? No screams? Nope.
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March 10, 2005 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
Bill Barnett didn't expect to be chosen to coach the U.S. women's Olympic water polo team after Guy Baker vacated the job to take over the men's team. "Actually, when it first opened up, I didn't give it much thought," Barnett said, "but I was encouraged by several fellow coaches to apply." Intrigued by the challenge of coaching at the national level after a long absence, the Laguna Beach resident made his pitch.
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December 13, 1988
Bill Barnett of Newport Beach, coach of the U.S. Olympic water polo team that won a silver medal at the Seoul Olympics, has been reelected coach of the U.S. national team.
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October 15, 1999 | ERIK HAMILTON
Bill Barnett is not retiring as a water polo coach at Newport Harbor High, despite rumors to the contrary prompted by his prolonged absence from the Sailor boys' team's bench this season. For two weeks, he was in Australia, helping the U.S. national men's team by videotaping tournament games. When he returned last week, instead of manning the coach's chair for Newport Harbor's game against Irvine, he again manned the video camera.
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August 26, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Bill Barnett, coach of the 1988 and 1992 U.S. Olympic teams, is expected to be replaced by Richard Corso, coach of Harvard Westlake High in North Hollywood, a spokeswoman for U.S. Water Polo said. Barnett coached the U.S. team to a fourth-place finish at Barcelona and a silver medal in 1988 at Seoul. Barnett, 49, has coached the sport at Newport Harbor High for 26 years.
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October 3, 1986
The national water polo teams of the United States and Italy, which last meet in the semifinals of the world championships, will play again Sunday at Newport Harbor High School at 5 p.m. Italy defeated the United States, 10-9, in overtime but lost to Yugoslavia in the final in Madrid. The Soviet Union defeated the United States in the third-place game. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students. Members of the U.S.
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March 10, 2005 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
Bill Barnett didn't expect to be chosen to coach the U.S. women's Olympic water polo team after Guy Baker vacated the job to take over the men's team. "Actually, when it first opened up, I didn't give it much thought," Barnett said, "but I was encouraged by several fellow coaches to apply." Intrigued by the challenge of coaching at the national level after a long absence, the Laguna Beach resident made his pitch.
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June 27, 1992 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Imagine you are Chuck Daly, coach of the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team. Your team is loaded with the best talent in the world. No problems, right? Now imagine you're Daly but most of your opponents are also stocked with Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Charles Barkley types. Oh, boy. It's a scenario not very different than the one facing Bill Barnett, coach of the U.S. Olympic water polo team. In water polo, one of the most competitively balanced international sports, the U.S.
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August 26, 1992 | BARBIE LUDOVISE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bill Barnett, coach of the 1988 and '92 U.S. Olympic water polo teams, is expected to be replaced as national team coach by Richard Corso, coach of Harvard Westlake High School in North Hollywood, a spokeswoman for U.S. Water Polo said Tuesday. Last Sunday, a five-man selection committee voted to recommend Corso for the position at the U.S. Water Polo annual meeting Sept. 5 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Barnett, who coached the U.S.
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February 17, 1989 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
In the months since the last Olympic Games, the United States water polo team has quietly faded into retirement. One star at a time, the water polo players who carried the U.S. hopes for more than a decade, who won Olympic silver medals in 1984 and 1988, who modeled their California tans for a famous pinup poster, have returned to their landlubber lives as doctors and lawyers and real estate developers. Terry Schroeder? Retired. Craig Wilson? Retired. Peter Campbell? Retired. Jody Campbell?
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October 28, 1997 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Given its miles of coastline and beach-playground image, Orange County's long history of success in aquatic sports is no surprise. Children who grow up around the water are more likely to make an athletic splash. So when you search for the reasons behind the area's dominance in high school water polo, you can start with the refrain from an old beer commercial: It's the water--and a whole lot more. First, Orange County has the pools--you can't play water polo in the Pacific Ocean.
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August 26, 1992 | BARBIE LUDOVISE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bill Barnett, coach of the 1988 and '92 U.S. Olympic water polo teams, is expected to be replaced as national team coach by Richard Corso, coach of Harvard Westlake High School in North Hollywood, a spokeswoman for U.S. Water Polo said Tuesday. Last Sunday, a five-man selection committee voted to recommend Corso for the position at the U.S. Water Polo annual meeting Sept. 5 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Barnett, who coached the U.S.
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August 26, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Bill Barnett, coach of the 1988 and 1992 U.S. Olympic teams, is expected to be replaced by Richard Corso, coach of Harvard Westlake High in North Hollywood, a spokeswoman for U.S. Water Polo said. Barnett coached the U.S. team to a fourth-place finish at Barcelona and a silver medal in 1988 at Seoul. Barnett, 49, has coached the sport at Newport Harbor High for 26 years.
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August 10, 1992 | MIKE PENNER
The United States owns precisely one Olympic gold medal in water polo and it won that one in 1904, when the tournament was rigged. That year, the United States was the only country to participate in water polo, and it entered several teams, so even when the Americans lost, they won. Barcelona was going to deliver the first legitimate gold medal. Bill Barnett's U.S.
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June 27, 1992 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Imagine you are Chuck Daly, coach of the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team. Your team is loaded with the best talent in the world. No problems, right? Now imagine you're Daly but most of your opponents are also stocked with Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Charles Barkley types. Oh, boy. It's a scenario not very different than the one facing Bill Barnett, coach of the U.S. Olympic water polo team. In water polo, one of the most competitively balanced international sports, the U.S.
SPORTS
February 17, 1989 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
In the months since the last Olympic Games, the United States water polo team has quietly faded into retirement. One star at a time, the water polo players who carried the U.S. hopes for more than a decade, who won Olympic silver medals in 1984 and 1988, who modeled their California tans for a famous pinup poster, have returned to their landlubber lives as doctors and lawyers and real estate developers. Terry Schroeder? Retired. Craig Wilson? Retired. Peter Campbell? Retired. Jody Campbell?
NEWS
February 28, 1985 | PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer
Although city documents and a recent newspaper ad imply otherwise, the U.S. Olympic water polo team has no commitment to train at the proposed Inn at King Harbor hotel/sports complex and does not consider the facility its permanent home, team officials say. Developer Les Guthrie, whose Marina Cove Ltd. plans to construct the controversial, eight-story complex, has made the water polo team's residence a cornerstone of his efforts to win needed city approvals.
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August 10, 1992 | MIKE PENNER
The United States owns precisely one Olympic gold medal in water polo and it won that one in 1904, when the tournament was rigged. That year, the United States was the only country to participate in water polo, and it entered several teams, so even when the Americans lost, they won. Barcelona was going to deliver the first legitimate gold medal. Bill Barnett's U.S.
SPORTS
December 13, 1988
Bill Barnett of Newport Beach, coach of the U.S. Olympic water polo team that won a silver medal at the Seoul Olympics, has been reelected coach of the U.S. national team.
SPORTS
October 3, 1986
The national water polo teams of the United States and Italy, which last meet in the semifinals of the world championships, will play again Sunday at Newport Harbor High School at 5 p.m. Italy defeated the United States, 10-9, in overtime but lost to Yugoslavia in the final in Madrid. The Soviet Union defeated the United States in the third-place game. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students. Members of the U.S.
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