Gabriel Hernandez won the gold medal at the 2001 World Championships playing for Spain. He was a hero of the final game at that competition, scoring three goals in a 4:2 win over Yugoslavia.
He started his coaching career in 2011. Hernandez was Spain’s head coach at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the European Championships in Belgrade in the same year.
Last summer, he accepted one of the most demanding challenges for a water polo coach. He became Pro Recco head coach. Recco failed to retain the title in the Italian Championships. However, it finished the season in a great way. Recco, guided by Hernandez, won the Champions League with 13 wins in as many games and clinched the 9th European title, the first after 2015. Still, after the end of the season, Hernandez left Pro Recco due to personal reasons. Although he spent only one season in Recco, he left a strong mark in the club.
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