Evangelos Doudesis returns after a year of absence as coach of Polar Bears’ water polosters. The Greek said goodbye after last season to be able to fully focus on his position as assistant coach of the Dutch water polo women. Together with head coach Arno Havenga, he prepared the team for the qualification tournament for the Tokyo Olympics, until the corona virus halted the sport.
Doudesis succeeds Alfred van Dorp at the club from Ede, who left last month. In consultation with swimming federation KNZB, it has been decided that Doudesis can also continue to fulfill his role with the Dutch team. The qualifying tournament is now scheduled for January.
Doudesis previously worked at Polar Bears for four seasons with one title and one cup win. “I can’t wait to get back into the club. Together with youth coach Koen de Weerd, we want to ensure the continuity of the first team, by setting up a solid talent development program for ages between 13-17 years”, said the Greek.