About the Interview
Oral history video between Dan Guerrero & Dan Klatt
Guerrero on his background including: baseball at UCLA, time spent in Italy where he played baseball for four years, and his early work as a athletic director at Dominquez Hills.
Klatt reflects on his journey to college athletic coaching including being guided to the pool by his father, and UCI's Coach Ted Newland. He comments that the women's water polo coaching opportunity "...brought him back home..."
Guerrero reflects on the state of UCI athletics when he began his job as athletic director. He comments, "When I look back... I started during a challenging time..." and the challenge became "creating a postive situation out of a nagative one..."
Klatt reflects on coaching women's waterpolo.
Guerrero reflects on his experience at UCI, commenting, "... when you were here, you could always dream about what it could become." He also talks about the referendums passed during his time.
Klatt and Guerrero discuss the referendums and student involvement. Guerrero comments that the return of baseball allowed UCI athletics to "...rise from the ashes..."
Klatt comments on what he would like to accomplish and his coaching philosophy.