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Coaching Staff


Head Coach Steve Pickell
Steve Pickell was a two time Olympian (1976 / 1980) and won a Silver Medal For Canada in the 400 Medley Relay in the 1976 Olympics. He set two world records in the 100 SCM Backstroke and 100 SCM Butterfly in 1977. He was a seven time All-American, NCAA Champion and Team Captain at the University of Southern California. He started coaching as an assistant to Hall of Fame Coach, Peter Daland, while attending graduate school at the University of Southern California. From 1999 to 2015 he coached swimming and water polo at Foothill HS. In 2015 he became the Head Swim Coach at Tustin High School. He is currently a coach member of USA Swimming and is an ASCA Level 4 Coach. He was selected as a National Junior Team Coach in 2013-2014, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016. When not coaching Steve is managing the family insurance business, fishing, playing basketball and spending time with his wife, Shelley and his four sons, Blake, Nick, Paul and Cooper and his grandaughter, Kennedy.
Assistant Coach Adam Harita
Coach Adam Harita returns to Rosary for his third year coaching the triathlon team., and his first year as the Swim Team assistant coach.
Coach Adam has been racing triathlon since 2011 and during that time has qualified and competed at the Half Ironman World Championships twice, received the Ironman “All World Athlete - Gold” award 3 times, and has earned USA Triathlon “All-American” honors 5 times.
Coach Adam is a graduate of Servite High School (‘90) where he ran track and played football. Following Servite, he received a B.A. in International Business from California State University, Fullerton, and an M.B.A. from Loyola Marymount University. He is married to Rosary alumna Jennifer Cooper (‘90) and is father of Rosary Royal Elizabeth (‘22).
Assistant Coach Jessica Hermosillo
Jessica Hermosillo was a four-year varsity starter for Rosary Academy. She was named to the CIF Third Team in 2014, while also being named the Defensive MVP of Rosary Academy her senior year. She was awarded First-Team Trinity League in 2012, 2013, and 2014. Additionally, she was named the Sophomore Multi-Sport Athlete of the Year and Rosary Academy’s Athlete of the Year. In in the 2012-2013 season she was honored as the Rosary Academy water polo MVP.
While attending Marist, Jessica started for the Red Foxes her junior and senior year. She was the team captain her senior year and was named defensive player for the week twice in the regular season in 2018. In the MAAC Conference Championship Tournament Jessica was named to the All-Conference Championship Team.
Along with her accomplishments for water polo she was awarded Marist College’s Strength and Conditioning Award in 2018.