Pete Cutino
Pete Cutino
Sport: Swimming and Diving
Inducted: 1989

Pete played four years varsity water polo and three years varsity swimming at Cal Poly, was a conference champion and Cal Poly record holder.

He coached swimming and waterpolo at U.C. Berkeley from 1963 to 1991. Pete coached 8 NCAA Division I National Championship teams and produced more than 70 NCAA All-Americans and 5 Olympians. Pete has been the water polo head coach for the Pan American Games, Olympic Games and World University Games. He has been honored as USA Water Polo Coach of the Year, NCAA Coach of the Year, and has received the "Peter Uberroth Award" for excellence and contributions to the sport of water polo. Each year, the best men's and women's intercollegiate water polo players are given the Pete Cutino Award, the equivalent of the Heisman Trophy in football.

Pete, who passed away in September of 2004, and his wife Louise have 3 grown children and lived in Monterey, California. He authored several books on Water Polo and wrote numerous articles in professional magazines and journals concerning aquatics.