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Orange County Register : reported that Irvine’s Scott Hinman, who helped launch girls water polo and was one of county’s top swim coaches, dies after collapsing at meet

As it stated in He also led the Irvine girls water polo team to the CIF Division 1 finals in 1999, where it lost to Newport Harbor.
“He was well respected in the water polo community, not only on the high school level, but national level too.
In 2014, Hinman celebrated his 300th career victory with the Irvine girls water polo team.
The coaching association between Gray and Hinman started when she was coaching the Woodbridge water polo team and Hinman was coaching Irvine.
Woodbridge swim coach Dion Gray knew Irvine girls water polo and swim coach Scott Hinman for 42 years, dating back to their college days at UC Santa Barbara.

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Water Polo Coach, Scott Hinman, Passes Away

Water Polo Coach, Scott Hinman, Passes Away

Most of his renown, however, came from his role in helping to develop women’s water polo in the United States.
Scott Hinman, the long-time swimming and water polo coach at Irvine High School, passed away at a local hospital after collapsing on deck during Irvine’s swim meet at Northwood High School.
Will there ever be NCAA recognition?”U.S. women’s water polo has come a long way since the mid-1970s.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Olympic Women’s Water Polo Team has dominated worldwide competition for two Olympic cycles and most recently won gold in Rio last summer.
Hinman attended UC Santa Barbara, where he played water polo 1975 to 1978.

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Irvine’s Scott Hinman, a trailblazer and leader in county swimming, dies after collapsing at meet

Hinman’s legacy stretched from success in girls water polo and girls swimming to hosting major CIF water polo matches at the Woollett Aquatics Center.
“He had girls playing water polo before girls water polo was a sport (with CIF).”Starting in 1997, Hinman guided the Vaqueros’ girls swimming teams to eight consecutive CIF-SS Division 1 titles.
Longtime Irvine coach Scott Hinman, a pioneer for girls water polo in the CIF-Southern Section and architect of the Vaqueros’ girls swimming dynasty, died Wednesday after collapsing while at a swim meet at Northwood High.
On Wednesday, Barbie said she drove Hinman to Northwood and then left to finish certificates for the upcoming Irvine girls water polo banquet.
Hinman is survived by his wife, Barbie, daughters, Crystal, 28, and Cory, 29, and son, Chase, 25.

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