Former Owl Kenny Clements had been named the new Citrus College men’s water polo coach. Clements played two seasons for Citrus from 1995-1996, earning All-American honors in both his freshman and sophomore campaigns as well as being named the 1996 Foothill Conference Player of the Year and Southern California Player of the Year, the last time an Owl earned such an honor.
“The Citrus College Men’s Water Polo program has a storied history which I am proud to say I was a part of in the mid 90’s,” Clements said. “It has always been a goal of mine to be the head coach of this program. My long term goal here is to build a premiere water polo program that competes at the championship level.”
After Citrus, Clements went on to play two seasons for nearby the University of La Verne. Clements continued his storied playing career for the Leopards earning All-American honors as both a junior and senior. As a senior, Clements helped lead La Verne to its first ever Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship, and was named the Division III Player of the Year by the Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Association.
Clements was inducted into the University of La Verne Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009. Clements was also a decorated high school athlete. Clements prepped for Rowland High School, where he was an All-American and CIF Division VI High School Player of the Year in 1994.
Clements has spent the last eight years as the Head Coach at Montebello High School where he also teaches.