Denis returns to SASI as High Performance Coordinator
01 Aug 2017
The South Australian Sports Institute are very excited to have Eddie Denis as part of their team.
Recently appointed High Performance Coordinator for diving, swimming and rowing, Denis returns to the SASI environment after four years as a key member of Water Polo Australia’s High Performance team.
There, he helped develop junior players move smoothly into senior competition. He also coached teams in 2015 which resulted in 10 players winning senior team selection in 2017.
Denis, in his assistant coach position with the Aussie Stingers, helped the team win silver at the 2013 World Championships and compete at the Rio Olympics.
Before that Denis was SASI's head water polo coach for 11 years after an excellent playing career which included the Sydney Olympics in 2000.
The long-standing SASI coaching program was aimed at catering to the needs of men and women athletes aged between 13 to 23 years of age capable of reaching the national and world stage.
Now Denis is ready to stamp his mark again at SASI.
''I am really looking forward to the challenge,'' he said. ''The opportunity came up and it's been a good change.
''Being involved with three sports will be good and at the the moment I will be working closely with Aurelie (Gibson, new diving coach) to get our collective heads around the diving program.
''I will be working with other coaches and learning how they approach things.''
With three young children at home Dennis says he won't miss the travelling and the hectic pace of being away so much.
But it still will be a busy time, with big events such as the Commonwealth Games fast approaching.