Kyle Kim-E

Head Coach, Boys' & Girls' Water Polo

Kyle Kim-E

Head Coach, Boys’ and Girls’ Water Polo

Kyle attended Northwood High School from 2006 – 2010, where he was a four year Varsity water polo player and swimmer. While playing at Northwood HS, Kyle played in two back to back D1 CIF Finals and was a CIF Masters State Champion. Additionally, Northwood won two Sea View League Championships and finished #10 overall his Senior year. Kyle graduated Northwood in 2010 as a 2x All-American, 2x First Team All Sea View League, 2x Irvine All-City Player, and Third Team All-CIF. He was also named to the South Orange County All-Star Team.

Kyle then signed to Vanguard University, where he played for his high school coach, Ed Carrera. After two successful seasons, including a 2nd place finish at the NAIA Championships, he transferred to Chapman University. While at Chapman, Kyle was a 2x Academic All-SCIAC athlete with Superior Honors (3.7+ GPA). Kyle completed his collegiate career as a four year starter.

Kyle earned his Bachelors degree in Strategic and Corporate Communication from Chapman University in 2014. In addition to coaching at Northwood High School, he is the Founder & CEO of a non-profit and for-profit company. His non-profit, Wells for Wellbeing, builds water wells and distributes water filters in Cambodia. His for-profit, KhamaiWare, proudly makes premium leather footwear products in Cambodia and for each pair sold, a water filter is given to a family.

“I feel both honored and thrilled to be back at Northwood,” Kim-E said in a statement. “I love Northwood, this community, and these kids. I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead and hope to bring stability to our program.” [Read OCVarsity Article]

Irvine Swim League 2014 Todd K. Larsen Coach of the Year

Boys CIFSS: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Girls CIFSS: 2019

2016 Boys D4 CIF Semifinalist
2018 Boys D3 CIF Quarterfinalist
2019 Boys D3 CIF Semifinalist & State Regional Qualifier

W-L Record: 93-55 (.628)
W-L Record: 67-53 (.558)
This is a list of Northwood High School All-League, All-CIF, and All-American student-athletes that competed for Coach Kyle Kim-E - View Full List of Players


Brenden Verloop

Assistant Coach, Boys' & Girls' Water Polo

Brenden Verloop

Assistant Coach, Boys’ and Girls’ Water Polo

Brenden was a four year Varsity player and CIF D1 Champion at Foothill HS. He garnered a number of individual accomplishments such as being named to the All Sea View League Team, Second Team All-CIF, the All-State Team, and was an All-American his Senior year.

In addition to his athletic abilities, Brenden was a four-time scholar athlete. After playing at Foothill HS, Brenden continued his collegiate career at Loyola Marymount University (LMU), where he was a two-time scholar athlete before he unfortunately had a number of injuries that kept him from finishing his career.

Brenden was the 2015-16 Head Coach of the Frosh/Soph Boys’ team and will be one of the boys’ coaches for the 2016 June Summer Camp.

Jonathan Colton

Assistant Coach, Boys' Water Polo

Jonathan “JonJon” Colton

Assistant Coach, Boys’ Water Polo

Jonathan was a four year Varsity starter at Northwood High School. He played his final two seasons alongside Head Coach, Kyle. While playing, Jonathan was a member of the 2006 Sea View League Championship, 2006 and 2007 CIF D1 Runner Up, and 2006 CIF Masters Championship teams.

According to him, his biggest accomplishment was playing in every single game throughout his Varsity career – he never missed a game. He was also a 4-year letter winner in swimming at Northwood and named Northwood High’s Student Athlete and Athlete of the Year during his Senior season.

In college, Jonathan served his redshirt season at UC Berkeley as a Freshman before transferring to Loyola Marymount University (LMU) where he played for 4 years with Coach Brenden. While at LMU, JonJon was a part of two West Coast Conference Championship teams and played in two NCAA tournaments. He would again rank his biggest accomplishment as playing in every single game during his four-year career at LMU, finishing his career in the top-20 All Time for career games played. He was also recognized as a scholar athlete all four years, served as President for the Student Athlete Mentors Program, and won two awards for his community service work. He graduated in 2012 with his Bachelors in Marketing and completed his MBA in 2013 with an emphasis in Management.

“I’m excited to work with the student-athletes and to come and give back to the program that gave so much to me”

James Hartshorne

Volunteer Goalie Coach, Boys' Water Polo

James Hartshorne

Volunteer Goalie Coach, Boys’ Water Polo

James attended Northwood High School from 2006-2010, where he was a four-year Varsity water polo player and four-year starting goalie for the timberwolves. For all four years, he was named to the second-team All-CIF Southern Section Division I. James was also a first-team All-Sea View League honoree as a Senior and Junior, capturing Second-Team All-League accolades as a Sophomore and Freshman. James completed his impressive high school career setting Northwood High School’s career save record with 1,126 saves.

Widely recruited as one of the top goalies in the nation for the class of 2010, James continued his collegiate career with the UCLA Bruins. Making an immediate impact, James became the first true freshman since Brandon Brooks (1999) to become UCLA’s starting goalie. He finished the year third among MPSF goalkeepers in goals against average (7.18) and fifth in saves per game (7.57). In 2015, James + UCLA were NCAA D1 Champions.

James is currently a volunteer coach and you can usually see him at morning practices and/or Saturday practices.