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Former Stanford Water Polo coach dies in bike accident on Cañada Road

Original post made on Oct 26, 2022

Veteran Stanford water polo coach Dante Dettamanti died in a bike accident on Cañada Road on Tuesday.

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Posted by Michael Fero
a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on Oct 26, 2022 at 11:58 pm

Michael Fero is a registered user.

My sincerest condolences to Dante’s family. Dante was a great figure in the sport of water polo, a generous, inventive, and sincere man. He had several post-retirement careers coaching for local high school water polo teams, most significantly the M-A boys high school and club teams for a number of splendid years. I had the privilege of being his roommate on a water polo trip to Italy and was impressed by his love of the game and willingness to continue to share his wisdom with partially-domesticated 16 to 18-year-old high school boys who may have only partially understood the good luck they had to learn from him. He promoted a dynamic, constantly in motion, driving and clearing offense that demanded good physical conditioning and intelligence from his teams, with the happy results of often flummoxing bigger and more highly rated opponents. His friend and fans will miss him very very much.

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