Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Jeff Otten Director

Jeff Otten is the founder of Triumph Aquatics Club. He has been involved with aquatics in the Clear Lake area since 1997; as an athlete and coach. He began coaching youth water polo in 2010. He prioritizes the development of youth athletes, creating a fun environment and instilling a love for water polo.

Coach Otten coached in the Clear Creek Swim League for the League City Swim Team from 2008-2012. He has also taught private swim lessons during his career. More recently, he has coached adults in the Future Warriors program, helping them attain their goals within the USA military.

Since 2014, Coach Otten has led the Varsity Women and Men’s water polo programs at Friendswood High School. Over that course of time he has received many coaching accolades. Most Recently he received TISCA boy’s state Coach of the Year in 2018. Prior to that he was awarded boy’s Coach of the Year awards for TISCA South Region in 2014 and 2015.

Outside of Triumph Aquatics coach Otten has spent three years in the USA Water Polo Olympic Development Program. He serves as the coach for the Southwest Zone Men’s Cadet team.  

Ty Halford Coach

My name is Ty Halford, I am currently the Head Coach at Clear Creek High School for both swimming and water polo. Through out my coaching career I have enjoyed great success on both sides of aquatics, with my high school swimming and water polo teams competing at the State level. In 2018 I was named TISCA South Region girls water polo coach of the year and UIL Region 6 6A Girls swimming coach of the year in 2019. 

I enjoy teaching athletes the great game of water polo but even more enjoy teaching kids life skills that will help them be succesful later.

Emma Womersley Coach

Coach Emma joined Triumph Aquatics in the Summer of 2019. She is currently the assistant aquatics coach at Clear Springs High School. Prior to joining Triumph, she played club water polo at Texas A&M (whoop!).  While at Texas A&M her team won the Texas CWPA conference 3 times, and participated at CWPA Nationals. Before attending Texas A&M Coach Emma graduated from Clear Creek High School. At Creek, she swam and played water polo. While at Creek the women’s team placed 1st at the TISCA State water polo tournament in 2012! Coach Emma loves working with athletes of all ages. Her main goal is to teach athletes the game of water polo and help them grow a love for the sport.

Coach Emma graduated from Texas A&M with Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.

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