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Tim Torchiana

2000 SRVHS Athletic Hall of Fame


Timothy Torchiana, Class of 1979:

Timothy “Timm” Torchiana attended San Ramon Valley High School from 1975 until graduation in 1979.

Timm was part of one of the most successful teams in school history. The water polo team won the league title all four years while he was on the team, and compiled a record of 102-14 during that time. While in high school, he was named All-League (1976-1978) and All-American League (1977-1978). Timm was also ranked as the #6 player in Northern California during his senior year and was chosen once each year as the “Athlete of the Week” by the local newspapers.

Timm spent two years at Diablo Valley College where he was named All-Conference (1979-80) and All-American (1980). He went on to two years at University of California Riverside and was named All-Conference (1981-82) and All-American (1981-82).

While there is no “professional” level in water polo, Timm did spend 1 ½ years playing in the United States Water Polo national program. He retired from competition in 1984. Timm began coaching at the University of California, Riverside when the women’s program was elevated to varsity status. In the three years that he coached the team, he compiled an overall record of 28-12 with his third team being ranked #3 nationally.

When he returned to the Bay Area, Timm was hired to take over the coaching position at Monte Vista High School. The program had been formed two years prior and had only won one game during that time. In his first season as coach, his team achieved an overall record of 13-10, and earned a spot in the post-season tournament for the first time in school history.

Timm came home to San Ramon Valley High School in the fall of 1997. His team won the league championship in 1998, and finished 5th (of 16) at the North Coast Section Championships. Eight of Torchiana’s players were named All-League, four were named All-East Bay, and one player was named both All-National California and All-American.

Timm has also been active with United States Water Polo. He is USWP Area Camp coach, and has been named to coach the East Bay team at the California State Games this summer. He also has served as a staff coach for the USWP Nationals Junior Team. Away from the pool deck, Timm services a member of the USWP Finance Committee. He also runs both a summer and winter camp for the players in the area. Timothy “Timm” Torchiana currently resides in Walnut Creek.