About the Coach - Jason Williams
Jason picked up Water Polo in the Edmonton high school league between his Football (Cornerback) and Soccer (Goaltender) seasons. He didn’t find the passion right away but entering Grade 11 realized it was the only sport he wanted to pursue. He went on to be named the All-Star Goaltender the next two seasons, with both the scoring title (yes, as a goalie - that’s a lot of breakaway assists!) and the city championship in Grade 12. He also played on the city Club team, and was recognized as the top Junior goalie in Western Canada until an injury side-lined National Team hopes.
After a two year hiatus, Jason returned to the sport playing with the Edmonton Travel Team, participating in events in Seattle, Phoenix, and Las Vegas. At the same time he also coached defensive tactics and goaltending to Edmonton youth players and sat on the Board of Directors for 3 years before moving to Calgary.
In Calgary he held the same role as a youth mentor and playing in the Adult City League. He spent almost 8 years there including two with the Alberta Water Polo Association Board before moving to Medicine Hat to start the club, using equipment from the 2008 Alberta Summer Games.
Jason was asked to be the Head Coach for the Edmonton entry in the 2010 Alberta Summer Games (Peace River), and with the first local competitive player, earned a Gold medal.