Southern Pacific Zone
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Coaching Legend Ernie Polte Passes

12 Oct 2017 10:39 AM | Lindsay Warkentin (Administrator)

Legendary Hornet Aquatics coach Ernie Polte, and father of SCSB Lifeguard alumni Larry Polte, passed last Thursday night at his home in San Clemente. Coach Polte was 90 years old and had been fighting advanced stage liver cancer for several months. 

A FLC gradute, Polte coched and taught at Fullerton from 1962 to 1990 winning 12 conference titles, 6 SoCal titles, and 3 state championships. Ernie was one of the first watermen to swim, play water polo, scuba dive, compete in lifeguard (LA County) competitions, and open water swims right up to his 90th. 

Fullerton College has posted a tribute to Ernie HERE

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