Finfrock enters his sixth season as the head coach for the women’s water polo team after serving as the assistant coach for 10 years. Shortly after joining the Tigers’ staff in 2003, he earned his Master’s Degree in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University and in 2015 added a second Master’s Degree in Coaching & Athletic Administration from Concordia University – Irvine.
Since taking over the reins as the head coach, he has compiled an overall record of 155-31 for an impressive .833 winning percentage.
Finfrock has hauled in numerous accolades highlighted by being named the 2013 California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) State Coach of the Year. He followed two years later by hauling in the Southern California Coach of the Year accolade. Furthermore, he was tabbed the 2015 & 2016 Orange Empire Conference (OEC) Coach of the Year.
The Tigers have been a playoff staple under Finfrock. Most recently, he coached his team to a 2016 State Championship crown after compiling an overall record of 30-3 that included a 7-1 conference mark. He defeated Santa Barbara City College in a double-overtime thriller by the final score of 9-8. Additionally, he has led the team to a state runner up bid in 2013, 2014, and 2015 as well. The previous season, he helmed the Tigers to an OEC Conference Title and a SoCal Regional Championship in 2015. His coaching skills extend to numerous lengths as he has coached a four OEC Most Valuable Players, 22 All-Americans, 10 All-State players, and 22 OEC First-Team All-Conference selections.
During his playing years, Finfrock was a standout water polo player for the Tigers and the University of California Irvine Anteaters. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history at UC Irvine as well.