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Nikola Malezanov

Nikola Malezanov has been Tiger Water Polo and North Allegheny High School Water Polo Head Coach since August 2011. Prior to his arrival in Pittsburgh, Nikola served as assistant coach at U.S. Naval Acaemy Water Polo program as well as with the Navy Water Polo Club. He is involved with the USA Water Polo Olympic Development and National Team programs. He served as USA National Team assistant coach at the 2009 World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia and the 2011 World League at Costa Mesa, CA. A native of Nis, Serbia, Coach Malezanov played and coached at the Nis Water Polo Club in his hometown.

Nikola and his wife Milena are the proud parents of Filip and Milos Malezanov.


Brian Janssen
Brian began playing water polo in 1993 in 8th grade. He went on to play at Canyon High School in Anaheim Hills, CA and Grove City College. A varsity swimmer at both the High School and Collegiate levels Brian enjoys all types of aquatic sports.In addition to coaching water polo Brian is currently the pastor of Heritage Presbyterian Church in Franklin Park, PA.
Jim Staresinic
Coach Jim has been with the Tiger Water Polo Club for 7 years. During this time he has largely worked with the club’s youngest age groups and has been instrumental in developing and running our non-member youth development programs. Coach Jim has coached at local, zone and national levels including two assistant coaching roles at the US National Junior Olympic competitions. One of the teams he helped coach took 8th place in the nation. Jim has also coached for four years in the USA Water Polo Olympic Development program for the Northeast Zone – all with the 8th Grade and Under Boys teams. For the last three years, his teams have won the East/West Regional Championships in the ODP program and, in 2013, Jim was ODP Co-Coach of the Year for the 8th Grade and Under Boys. Jim is married to
wife, Susan and has two boys – Evan and Max – who both have played in the Tiger Water Polo youth program.
Adrienne Fyock
Adrienne joined the coaching staff of North Allegheny Tiger water polo in 2006. She began her water polo career in Houston, Texas, as a member of state champion teams in high school and then continued on to be a 4 year starter and co-captain at Bucknell University, earning All-Conference honors. Since college, Adrienne has helped coach several high school state champion teams in TX and PA and has worked with the Southwest and Northeast zone teams.  She is also the University of Pittsburgh women’s water polo coach.
Adrienne lives in McCandless with her husband Drew, and their three children – Mason, Marley, and Lincoln. She is thrilled that Tiger Water Polo offers the opportunity for her children to be a part of the next generation of water polo through the Noodle Ball and Youth program. 


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