Veteran coach takes over EHS boys water polo program

Scott Usborne recently went from Mira Mesa to Auburn High, finally landing in Enumclaw.

Veteran coach Scott Usborne has been chosen to lead the Enumclaw High School boys water polo program. He takes over for longtime coach Bob Averill.

Usborne has a long association with the sport, both as a player and coach. He played at the high school level in his native San Diego and continued playing at the University of California – Santa Cruz. Water polo was a club sport at Santa Cruz, but the team competed against some of the top programs in the nation.

Following college, Usborne spent time traveling abroad and living in Germany, but returned to San Diego to begin a career in teaching and coaching. In 2007 he joined the staff at Mira Mesa High School, teaching all levels of English, rebuilding a yearbook class and serving as the journalism adviser. During that first year, he was an assistant with the boys program and, the next season, he coached the girls.

Usborne was at Mira Mesa through the fall boys season of 2017, when he arrived at Auburn High, where he assisted with boys swimming and was head coach for girls water polo.

He will officially greet his Hornet water polo squad when fall turnouts begin on Aug. 20.

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