Baba brings a vast amount of experience in the sport. Besides being one of the top officials in the county, he is the head coach of the Irvine Kahuna club. He has experience running several water polo events, including the Junior Olympics.
In the fall, one of his daughters will be a freshman at Dana Hills. Baba also has a daughter in the sixth grade. “I am excited,” Baba said of the position.
Baba replaces Matt Rosa, who coached the girls last season on an interim basis. Dana Hills reached the CIF-SS Division 4 semifinal last season and captured the Sea View League title.
Baba graduated from University High and played at UC Irvine. He also is a former coach at Cal State Fullerton, which no longer has water polo.
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