Luis Cuevas

Luis Cuevas has played water polo for over 18 years in the Houston area. As a senior at Clear Creek High School, he won the Texas State Championship and earned first team All-State honors. Luis is also currently an active member of HOPS water polo club.

Luis was previously a coach at Wildcat Water polo and coached kids from 5-18 years old. He graduated from Austin College, which is now the only NCAA water polo program in the state of Texas.

Kelly Dimmick

Kelly Dimmick has been associated with organized water polo programs for over 20 years at the high school, collegiate, and coaching levels. Kelly was a 2-year All State athlete and varsity team captain for Clear Lake High School, leading the team to multiple state title champion playoff games, in addition to being selected as a Texas representative to the Olympic training camp program. She furthered her athletic career on an academic and athletic scholarship, playing for the University of Redlands (Redlands, CA), as a 2-sport athlete in both water polo and swimming. At the UofR, she helped her team win the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference all four years, and helped the team win the national title for division III programs in 2002. 

After graduating, Kelly was offered a teaching position within the Clear Creek Independent School District, and the opportunity to coach for Lonestar (later renamed the Texas Cowboys) a year-round age group waterpolo team that fed into the Clear Lake High School. She also did a couple seasons coaching Wildcat Waterpolo. Her passion and dedication to the sport of water polo allowed her to stay in that position for eight years, until the birth of her 2nd child.  

Now, back from a 5-year sabbatical of raising 2 children, Kelly has been given the privilege to re-engage in the sport, that she is so passionate about. Kelly has been dedicated to the development of elite athletes; focusing on age-group teams that include children just learning the sport to those about to enter high school. As a member of the Southside Water Polo Club, Kelly is excited to promote the sport, teach the basics of skill and strategy, and set these athletes on a trajectory for success at the high school and collegiate levels.  

Her motto: Teach the why, and they will know how to execute in a game situation.

Kelly, her husband, two children, and two dogs live in Clear Lake, TX., love being outside and competing - in anything.

John Cox

Hello! My name is John Cox! I will be joining Southside Water Polo to coach this season! I have played for 7 years at Thunder WP then coached with them for a year. I then moved to Austin to coach Aquatex WP for two years, and now I'm in Houston!


I am super excited for this season and to work with all the great athletes! Go Honey Badgers!!! 


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