2018 Coaches

At 403 Selects we are committed to hiring only the best staff available. Our staff is experienced, committed and passionate about their role in developing young volleyball athletes... our future leaders. The staff listed below for 2018 season is no exception.

The Club wholeheartedly supports year round coach professional development.

403 Selects coaches are the foundation of our organization and are treated and respected as such.

10U - 12U Mini Selects

    Raynell Prince

    Head Coach

    Raynell Lavertu Prince joins the 403 Selects coaching staff as head coach of the PACT U10-U12 Mini Selects for the 2018 season.

    Lavertu Prince competed for the University of Calgary, Team Alberta, and Team Canada as a libero and outside hitter throughout her studies. She was named Alberta Volleyball Mikasa Coach of the Year in 2013 and is currently a teacher in Calgary.

    • 2017 Canada Games Women’s Beach Volleyball Head Coach – Gold Medalist
    • 2016/17 Dr. E.P. Scarlett High School Sr. Boys City & Provincial Champions
    • 2015/16 Calgary Senior High School Athletic Association – Coach of the Year
    • 2015 Western Canada Games Beach Volleyball Head Coach – Silver Medal
    • 2015 Team Alberta Beach Men’s Volleyball Coach – 16U Alberta & National Champions
    • 2014 Team Alberta Beach Women’s Volleyball Coach – 18U Alberta & National Champions
    • 2015 Junior Dino Women’s Volleyball Club 18U Head Coach – 18U National Silver Medalist
    • 2014 Junior Dino Women’s Volleyball Club 17U Head Coach – 17U National Champions
    • 2013 Alberta Volleyball Mikasa Coach of the Year – 16U
    • 2013 Canada Games Beach Volleyball (Sherbrooke) Head Coach
    • 2013 Junior Dino Women’s Volleyball Club 16U Head Coach – 16U Nationals Bronze Medal
    • 2012 – Present Team Alberta Beach Head Coach
    • 2010- 2015 Junior Dino Women’s Volleyball Club Head Coach
    • 2011-2015 Junior Dino Women’s Volleyball Club Executive Director
    • 2010 – Present – Present Private Lesson Coach Indoor and Beach
    • 2012 Scenic Acres Community Beach Kid Program – Coordinator/Coach
    • 2008-2009 UC Volleyball Summer Camp Coordinator/Coach (200+ athletes)

    PLAYING EXPERIENCE

    2005-2010 University of Calgary libero/power hitter
    2009-2010 Team Captain UofC
    2009-2010 Canada West 2nd Team All-Star
    2009 Canada Games Beach Volleyball Silver Medal
    2008-2009 CIS National Silver medal, Canada West bronze medal 2008 – Canadian Nationals Beach – 5th

    2007-2008 CIS National bronze medal, Canada West silver medal 2006-2007 CIS National bronze medal
    2003-2006 Tigers/Dinos Club Team

    Team Captain

    Three time Alberta Provincial Champion 2006 21U Junior National Champions
    2006 Team Canada Junior National Team

    Norceca 5th place finish
    2005-2006 CIS National bronze medal 2005 Canada Games Indoor bronze medal 2004 Team Canada Youth National Team 2004 Team Alberta

    NTCC silver medal

        Ray Sewell

        Assistant Coach

        Ray Sewell is the head coach on the men’s sitting volleyball team. He was a professional beach volleyball player from 2005 to 2010. He played on the FIVB and NORCECA circuit.  He won one NORCECA tournament with 2012 Olympian Martin Reader in 2010.

        In 2010, he was offered the assistant coaching position with the men’s sitting volleyball team and in 2012 he took over as head coach. Sewell was pleased with how his troops performed during a European tour in the spring of 2015. With a mix of youth and veterans he has set his sights on earning a spot for the Rio Paralympics with a top-two performance at the Toronto Parapan Ams.

            Madison Hayley

            Mentor Coach

            Madison Hayley played with 403 selects volleyball club during her 13U year, afterwards playing for the Dinos volleyball club until graduation following 18U. During those years she won 4 provincial banners and was an 18U National Champion. Madison played as a libero. She also played beach volleyball every summer and received a national medal every year.

            After club, she went on to play for the SAIT Trojans and was named ACAC rookie of the year in 2016-17 as well as Sait women’s volleyball rookie of the year. Unfortunately, an injury forced Madison to retire from playing, but has led her to the world of coaching. Madison was a head coach for the Xtreme Beach volleyball club this past year and cannot wait to continue coaching with the PACT Mini Selects program.

              13U

              Corey Cowper

              Head Coach

              Corey is a NCCP Level 3 certified coach and holds a M. Sc. Recreation and Sport Science – Coaching Education from Ohio University. He has been actively coaching both club and school volleyball in the Calgary area since 2000. Corey is also a Level 2 Certified Volleyball Official.

              Corey brings a wealth of coaching experience at all age groups, both boys and girls. He is a strong advocate of mental toughness and has trained his athletes in this area for the past five years with considerable success. He has been a mental toughness specialty instructor with H.I.T.T. Volleyball for the past 6 years. “I believe in developing volleyball athletes holistically within a competitive environment promoting trust, respect, and integrity. I will use a positive learning environment to encourage athletes to take chances and push their limits maintaining an athlete-centered, process-oriented approach.”

              My Portfolio

              • 403 Selects (Head Coach)
                •  2016: 15U Girls
                • 2015: 14U Girls – 2015
                  • Provincial Silver
                  • 5th Place Division 1 Tier 1 Canadian Open
              • Calgary Elite West Volleyball Club (Assistant Coach)
                • 2015: 18U Boys
                  • Provincial Silver
                  • 5th Place Division 1 Tier 1 Canadian Open
                • 2014: 17U Boys
                  • Provincial Gold, Canadian Open Bronze
                  • 11th USA Boys Junior Nationals
                • 2013: 16U Boys
                  • Provincial Bronze
              • Peak Volleyball Club (Head Coach)
                • 2014: 13U Girls
              • Okotoks Volleyball Club (Head Coach)
                • 2012: 16U Boys & 18U Girls
              • Dino Mens (Assistant Coach)
                • 2011: 17U Boys
                  • Provincial Bronze
                  • 5th place finish Canadian Open
              • Foothills Composite High School, Okotoks, Alberta (Head Coach)
                • 2010 to 2015 Varsity Boys
                  • League Champions – 2010,2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
                  • Zone Champions – 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015
                • 2009 Junior Varsity Boys
                  • League Champions
                  • Zone Champions
                • 2003 & 2008 Junior Varsity Girls
                  • 2003 League Champions
                • 2004 to 2005 Varsity Girls
                  • League Champions – 2004
              • Mental Toughness Coach, H.I.T.T. Volleyball
                • 2010 – Present

                Anna Sinik

                Assistant Coach

                Anna Sinik is a third year student at the University of Calgary, currently pursuing a degree in psychology, with the hopes of continuing on to get her education degree, and teach at the elementary school level. She has been coaching junior high volleyball for 5 years at her middle school, Samuel W Shaw, and has played club volleyball for 5 years. Anna enjoys working with young athletes and helping them develop as players and people. She is excited to be back for her fourth coaching season with the 403 Selects.

                    Maddy McConnell

                    Mentor Coach

                    This will be Maddy’s second year coaching and 7th year overall with the club as an alumni member of 403’s debut team in 2008. She has returned to Calgary after attending McGill and playing for the Martlet’s as a setter and defensive specialist. Her coaching philosophy comes from a focus on developing an athletes skills that apply on and off the court. As a psychology major, she has worked with youth both in the classroom and on the court, and has a special interest in cultivating mental toughness and working with athletes to reach their full potential. Alongside technical training and playing experience as a setter and defensive specialist, she has also been educated in leadership practices and motivation. She is excited to work with the 13U team and is ready to learn and grow along with the athletes as a mentoring coach this 2017 season.

                    Volleyball Experience:

                    • Athlete – 403 Selects Volleyball Club 15U-18U (2008-2012)
                    • Athlete – McGill University (2012-2014)
                    • Mentoring Coach – 403 Selects U16 (2016)

                      Santisouk Phommachakr

                      Head Coach

                      Santisouk is entering her 15th year of coaching volleyball.

                      Santisouk grew up playing school and club volleyball (15U to 18U) in Montréal, Québec where she was awarded on the all-star regional team in her grade 11 season and also, athlete of the year in her grade 12.   Santisouk then joined the McGill University Martlets Volleyball Varsity team while completing her Bachelor of Electrical Engineering. She and her team played at the 1997 CIAU in Edmonton.  After completing her Bachelor’s degree, she was offered an engineer position in Calgary, where she moved to in 1998.  Santisouk still plays competitive volleyball as a setter on the U.N. Masters team which competes in a women’s Tier 1 league, tournaments, Provincials, Nationals and also at the World Masters.

                      Apart from volleyball, she enjoys traveling the world, trekking, yoga, surfing, birding, cooking and spending time with her friends and family.  She is also a nature, wildlife and sport photographer which is another of her passion.  On rainy days, she likes to spend time in her darkroom.

                      Santisouk’s coaching philosophy is to develop players to the best of their potential (to hopefully pursue volleyball at the post-secondary level if desired).  Her coaching is focused on high expectations and goals based on technical development, work ethic and team work in a positive environment. She also strongly believes in the benefits of the sport in the player’s growth in life.

                      “I hope to pass along my passion for the sport of volleyball to future athletes.  Outside from my engineering and photography work, I sleep and breathe volleyball. If I’m not playing, I’m coaching, if I’m not coaching, I’m thinking or watching volleyball… or simply, hanging out with Volleyball friends. I’m very excited and thrilled to be part of 403 and to work with Nick and Kristina and looking forward to a great season!”

                      • 2012                Head Coach Canuck Volleyball Club (Women U18, Div.1, Tier 1)
                      • 2009 – 2011    Assistant Coach High Performance Elite (Women U18 and U17, Silver medal U18 Provincials, Div.1, Tier 1)
                      • 2006                Assistant Coach Canada West Volleyball Club (Hounds Men U13, Bronze medal Provincials, Div.1, Tier 1
                      • 2005 – 2006    President Canada West Volleyball Club, Rally Point
                      • 2003 – 2006    Assistant Coach Canada West Volleyball Club (Dragons Men U15 to U18)

                          Gus Masi

                          Assistant Coach

                          Gus has been around the game of volleyball for a number of years. He acquired a love of the sport playing during his high school years and became more involved when his daughter started playing club volleyball at 13U. He participated as an assistant coach during her early years and is currently an active provincial level referee.

                          He also gained additional coaching experience during his children’s sporting activities and has acted as a head coach and assistant coach in both soccer and hockey over the years. In his personal time, he enjoys many sports and activities, such as hiking, running, biking and swimming. As an avid triathlete, he qualified and participated in the 2014 70.3 Ironman World Championships in his age group.

                          Gus is passionate about working with athletes and believes that team and individual sports teach incredible life skills. He is a firm believer in ‘effort’ & ‘attitude’ and how these inner personal skills when combined with technical skills make superior athletes.

                          He is very excited about the opportunity to be contributing to the development of some fantastic young women. He is looking forward to the 13U 2018 season.

                              Cara Masi

                              Mentor Coach

                              As a recent graduate of the 403 selects club, this will be Cara’s first year as a mentor coach. Cara has been playing competitive volleyball for the past 6 years, her last two being with 403. In her final 18U season, Cara was honoured to be named as the MVP for her team.
                              She is now very excited to be continuing her education at Mount Royal University while pursuing a degree in nursing & to begin coaching in order to give back to this great community.

                              Cara is passionate about helping to develop young athletes and is looking forward to beginning a very fun and competitive season with the 13U’s!

                                14U

                                  Kari Acheson

                                  Head Coach

                                  This will be Kari’s fourth season coaching with 403 and she is very excited to be working with the 14u group this year!
                                  Kari was with the club throughout the majority of her club volleyball career and continues to be a dedicated member of the 403 family. Kari played post secondary volleyball with the MacEwan University Griffins for two years, graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Arts in English and will be attending St. Mary’s University in the fall in the Bachelor of Education program.
                                  She is really looking forward to working with a great coaching staff and a great group of athletes this season!

                                      Florin Craciun

                                      Assistant Coach

                                      I have been around the game of volleyball for an extended period of time, both as a professional player as well as a coach.

                                      My professional player career was spent playing in Romania, between 1989 and 2003, highlighted by a championship win in 1993 and runner ups in 1994 and 1996. Throughout this period, my team also participated in several European Cups, playing against different clubs around Europe.

                                      I graduated from National Academy of Physical Education and Sport Bucharest, Romania in 1996, with specialization volleyball. My coaching career began in 1998 and continued until 2003. During this period I coached U13-U16 boys club volleyball.

                                      In 2003, we moved to Canada where after a few years, I continued to be involved in coaching with Elite West Volleyball Club – as assistant coach from 2007 to 2015 (U16-U18-boys).

                                      Here are some highlights from this period:

                                      2015

                                      • Alberta 18U Provincial Championship: SILVER medal
                                      • Canadian 18U National Championship: 5th Place Div.1 Tier 1

                                      2014

                                      • Alberta 17U Provincial Championship: GOLD medal
                                      • Canadian 17U National Championship: BRONZE medal Div.1 Tier 1

                                      2013

                                      • Canadian 18U National Championship: GOLD medal Div.1 Tier 4

                                      2012

                                      • USA 17U National Championship: Gold medal
                                      • Alberta 17U Provincial Championship: SILVER medal

                                      2010

                                      • Alberta 18U Provincial Championship: BRONZE medal

                                      2009

                                      • USA 17U National Championship: Gold medal
                                      • Alberta 17U Provincial Championship: Silver medal

                                          Blair McDermid

                                          Assistant Coach

                                          Blair played volleyball at the University of Calgary and then went on to play with the Canadian Men’s National Team. In addition to his technical and tactical knowledge, Blair’s energy and enthusiasm for the competitive and fun spirit of this game will be an enormous support and asset to this team of athletes and coaches.

                                              Dr. Dana Lougheed

                                              Assistant Coach

                                              Dana joins 403 Selects as an avid volleyball enthusiast, having played club for the Dinnies in Calgary for 5 years.  She was selected as a national level all-star setter and played for Alberta for several years.  Dana then went on to play as the starting setter and captain for Queen’s University.

                                              At Queen’s, Dana earned her Bachelor of Physical and Health Education and her Bachelor of Science degrees.  Dana then obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic in Toronto and has been in private practice for 18 years, promoting family wellness.

                                              Dana has a passion for and special training in pediatric care.  Her passion is to help foster the development of strong, talented athletes, without sacrificing physical well-being.  She is excited to help support 403 in that common goal and in ensuring the girls are in a challenging but supportive team environment!

                                              Dana is a level one volleyball coach, and has a wealth of experience working with kids both professionally and as a coach in various capacities.

                                                15U

                                                Carsten Stanjeck

                                                Head Coach

                                                Carsten has been around the sport of volleyball for 35 years. During his time in the sport he was involved as head and assistant coach with Jr. High, High School, club teams, provincial teams as well as University teams. Further, he was the founder of several new clubs and volleyball related businesses (Volleyball Position Camp & H.I.T.T. Volleyball). This will be Carsten’s seventh season with the club.

                                                During his coaching career he was able to commit to seven seasons with the Alberta Volleyball Provincial Team programs as head and assistant coach for midget and juvenile teams. Several of his teams placed in the medals and won National and Western Canadian championships. From 1992 until 1998, Carsten was an assistant coach with the University of Alberta Pandas Volleyball team lead by head coach Laurie Eisler. Together they were able to celebrated the first three national championships of the eventual record breaking six consecutive titles.

                                                · Founder and CEO of H.I.T.T. Volleyball – 2009
                                                · Co-Founder of High Performance/ELITE Volleyball Club – 2006, as well as founder of two other clubs (Whitecourt Waves – 1989 & Warriors Volleyball Club in Edmonton – 1998) in Alberta.
                                                · Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Inductee in Volleyball – 2002
                                                · Founder and COO of Volleyball Position Camp – 2001-2003
                                                · Assistant Coach University of Alberta Pandas, Edmonton – 1991-1997 (three time Canadian National Champions)
                                                · Alberta Provincial Team Coach – 7 seasons as Head or assistant Coach with midget and juvenile women teams (won several Western Canadian and National Championships)
                                                · High School Varsity Coach for 22 seasons with women’s and men’s teams (numerous provincial appearances, many top three finishes and several provincial Championship teams)
                                                · Volleyball Summer Camp Coach for 4 seasons at University of Alberta, University of Calgary, in Vegreville, Grand Prairie and Jasper.

                                                  Taryn Cossar

                                                  Assistant Coach

                                                  Taryn has been actively involved in volleyball for over 25 years. She is currently a Junior High school teacher in Calgary. During her time in the sport, Taryn learned first as a player and then in the roles as both head and assistant coach with junior high, high school, and club teams.

                                                  During her coaching career, Taryn has had much success with developing her coaching philosophy and her playing experience has helped numerous athletes grow to their potential. Taryn has an enthusiastic approach to coaching and hopes all athletes continue to play because they simply “love the game”.

                                                  Playing experience:

                                                  · AB provincial team in Grade 12—National Champions
                                                  · Represented Canada at the World Youth Cup in Brazil
                                                  · Member of the U of A Pandas from 1990-1992

                                                  Coaching experience:

                                                  · 403 Selects Head and Asst. Coach, 16U-13U–2 National Silvers, National Bronze, Provincial Gold
                                                  · Head Coach of Jr High Girls teams at Rundle College, Calgary
                                                  · Head Coach of Sr High Girls teams at Rundle College, Calgary–Provincial Silver Medalists
                                                  · Head Coach of Jr and Sr High Girls teams at York House School, Vancouver
                                                  · Assistant Coach at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir–Provincial Silver Medalists
                                                  · Many league championships at the junior high and high school level
                                                  · Gold medalists at the Western Canadian Independent School Championships–4 times with 3 different teams

                                                      Julia Niemczewska

                                                      Assistant Coach

                                                      Julia has been around the sport of volleyball her whole life. She grew up watching her sister play CIS and National Team Volleyball until she started playing herself. Julia started playing club volleyball at the age of 12 where she found her passion for the game. During her time on the court she played on successful Club Teams, the Alberta Provincial Team, Canada Selects, and CIS Volleyball for Thompson Rivers University from 2012-2017. During her time as a player she found the value and importance not only in being a good volleyball player, but being a good teammate, student, and active volunteer in the community.
                                                      Julia’s love for the game is what has sparked her interest from transitioning from a player to a coach. She hopes to bring her playing experience to help guide and mentor future athletes to not only become great individual players, but great teammates, students, and active members in the Calgary community. (Is that being too redundant?) Julia has an energetic approach to coaching and hopes to instil confidence, fight, and fun into all her athletes game.
                                                      Playing experience:
                                                      – AB Provincial Team in Grade 10 – Western Elite Champions
                                                      – AB Provincial Beach Team in Grade 11
                                                      – 17U Canada Selects Team
                                                      – Member of the TRU Wolfpack 2012-2017
                                                      Coaching experience:
                                                      •  2012-2017 assistant coach with Kamloops Volleyball Association 14U-18U girls teams

                                                          Sydney Litwin

                                                          Assistant Coach

                                                          Sydney Litwin is the 4th member of the 2018 15U coaching staff. Litwin grew up playing competitive sports, but chose to forgo individual sports for team sports. From there, she participated in volleyball, basketball, and soccer focusing on being a multi-sport athlete.

                                                          Litwin played club volleyball for the Grande Prairie Wolves, the Central Peace Panthers, and then onto the Central Peace Wolves when the teams combined in her U18 year. Although she loved volleyball, she chose to pursue post-secondary basketball and soccer at Grande Prairie Regional College for two years.

                                                          Litwin has a competitive edge, but also sees the importance of being a team player. She will bring passion, experience, and a positive attitude to the team. Litwin is looking forward to coaching with not only a great coaching staff, but a great group of athletes as well.

                                                            16U

                                                            Michael Hoang

                                                            Head Coach

                                                            NCCP: Certified Development Coach

                                                            Coaching Experience: 17 years

                                                            Education: BA Psychology – University of Victoria, MT – University of Calgary

                                                            Mike is a teacher at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School, entering his 13th year. As an athlete, he played volleyball at the high school varsity level and played 2 years of club volleyball for the Junior Dinos. He also played rugby at the club, Provincial and U20 National team levels. His path into the coaching world began in the sport of rugby, where he has head coached the Alberta U16 and U18 teams at Nationals, zone 2 Alberta Summer Games team, as well as Alberta representative teams at the Western Canada Summer Games (Sherwood Park) and Canada Games (P.E.I.).

                                                            His re-involvement with volleyball coincided with his meeting of HITT founder, Carsten Stanjeck, while at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School. Opportunities to assistant coach and receive mentorship from Stanjeck, Bruce MacFarlane, Myla Hodgins and Ernie Tsu in subsequent seasons provided invaluable technical experience. As a head coach, he has taken the S.T.S. grade 9 girls teams through a stretch of 5 consecutive league championships and a South Central Zone championship. In his past 4 seasons at 403 Selects volleyball club, his teams have won 6 Volleyball Alberta Premier gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze, 2 Nationals silver, 1 Nationals bronze and 2 Provincial championship banners. He has a 7 year old daughter and a 4 year old son.

                                                            Head Coach at 403 Selects, 13U, 14U and 15U girls (2012, 2015, 2016, 2017)Head Coach, Zone 2 girls Alberta Winter Games (2015)Head Coach at Elite, 15U girls (2008)Assistant Coach at Canada West 16U girls (2009), Elite 16U girls (2007)Head Coach at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School, Jr A. Girls (2006-2017)

                                                              Natasha Surina

                                                              Assistant Coach

                                                              Natasha is entering her very first coaching season with 403 Selects. She previously coached for 3 years for a club in Lethbridge, Alberta. She has recently moved to Calgary to pursue her career as a Dental Assistant.
                                                              Originally from Vulcan, she played high school volleyball as a libero. Also many years of club she started out as a setter and then developed a love for the libero position, sticking to this for many years until the end of her volleyball career.
                                                              Natasha believes athletes should pursue excellence both on, and off the court. She ranks attitude as the most important asset of a volleyball player, followed by creating a positive environment in both teamwork and leadership. Natasha is excited to start this new chapter in Calgary and be apart of the 403 Selects club so she can share her passion and love for the game of volleyball with many athletes.

                                                                Darren Perizzolo

                                                                Assistant Coach

                                                                Darren has been coaching volleyball for 15 years. He has coached several school and club volleyball teams within Alberta. Darren focused on volleyball and sport specific training during his degree in Kinesiology and his B.Ed. Darren is currently a teacher in Calgary. This will be Darren’s 8th season with the 403 Selects Volleyball Club.

                                                                • NCCP Level 2 Certified
                                                                • H.I.T.T. Volleyball Coach
                                                                • Player 1997-2005
                                                                • Head Coach of several junior high, high school, and club teams 2004 – Present
                                                                • 403 Selects 2010 – Present

                                                                  Erin Davis

                                                                  Assistant Coach

                                                                  Erin is entering her third season coaching with 403 Selects. She previously coached 18u in 2015, 16u in 2016, and is excited to be back at the 18u level. She will be coming into the 2017 season after coaching her first high school season at Western Canada High School as an assistant to Ernie Tsu.

                                                                  Originally from Strathmore, she played for Strathmore High school for three years as a middle blocker and was honoured to be named team captain in her grade twelve year. As a 403 alumni, some of Erin’s best memories are the two years she played for 403 Selects in her 17u and 18u seasons. After graduating in 2012, she played at Minot State, an NCAA Div II school, for two seasons. Erin is excited to be back in Calgary and is focusing on graduating with a BA in English this year and pursuing a degree in education afterwards with end goal of teaching high school English.

                                                                  Erin loves coaching and hopes to have a fun filled and competitive season while helping athletes strive to reach their full potential.

                                                                    18U

                                                                    Phil Boldon

                                                                    Head Coach

                                                                    Phil has been around the game of volleyball for a number of years both as a player, coach and referee. He is a physical education teacher for Calgary Board of Education and has been teaching for 25 plus years coaching both boys and girls ages 12-18 in a variety of sports. His current school, Lord Beaverbrook has been in the divisional championship for the past three years, taking home the banner 2 years ago. Additionally, he coached for various clubs including SAIT men, Canuck, Dinos and Peak.

                                                                    Coaching with those clubs, he has won 3 Provincial Championships, 1 bronze and a second place finish at Nationals. Phil grew up in the Maritimes where he played for UNB winning the AUAA and competed at the CIS, where he was named an “All Canadian.” Additionally, he played for the Canada games team where they had a fourth place finish, which is still New Brunswick’s best place finish.

                                                                    He also spent 2 summers playing on the Junior National Team living in Toronto and Quebec City. He later moved to Calgary in 1980 to play for the Senior National team for a total of 2 years, and then played for U of C and UBC. In 2015 Phil was inducted into the New Brunswick hall of fame for his contribution to volleyball as a player. His love for the sport has brought him to 403 hoping to helpathletes excel in the sport. Phil likes to challenge athletes to excel at the sport while maintaining a positive and fun learning environment.

                                                                    He is passionate about working with athletes and focusing on leadership skills on and off the court is paramount. Additionally, mental toughness and volleyball IQ are key to becoming better players. He is very excited about the opportunity to coach some fantastic and skilled young women and work with some amazing coaches.

                                                                    Phil has his level 1 NCCP and is working on his level 2 coaching certification. In his spare time, he loves to spend time with his family travelling, hiking, camping and skiing. Maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle is paramount to him and he loves to instill this attitude in athletes. He is looking forward to the 18U 2018 season.

                                                                        Carl Barredo

                                                                        Assistant Coach

                                                                        Before coming to Canada, Carl coached in the Philippines for 16 years at the University of St. La Salle where he earned his degree in Business Management. He was also a part of the coaching staff from their volleyball association (NOVA) that goes to some parts of the Philippines to teach the game of volleyball to kids and train aspiring coaches. Carl believes in developing an all-around player. He is an FIVB and NCCP Level 1 coach. Aside from volleyball, Carl loves to play table tennis and basketball. During his free time he goes cycling with his wife. He is excited to work with the the players of the U18 team and the coaches and learn from them too.

                                                                        Here are some of his coaching and playing history:

                                                                        Coaching History:
                                                                        · 2014-2016 – PEAK U15 – Coach
                                                                        · 2001-2014 – University of St. La Salle Women’s Varsity team – Trainer
                                                                        · 2005-2014 – University of St. La Salle Men’s Varsity Team – Asst. Coach
                                                                        · 2010-2014 – University of St. La Salle U12 Boys Varsity team – Coach
                                                                        · 1998-2010 – University of St. La Salle U15 Boys Varsity team – Coach

                                                                        Playing History:
                                                                        · 1999 – Asian-Pacific Cup Men’s Volleyball Games – Fukuoka, Japan
                                                                        o Libero
                                                                        · 1994-1999 – University of St. La Salle – Philippines Men’s Varsity Team
                                                                        o Team Captain, University of St. La Salle (1999)
                                                                        · 1990-1994 – University of St. La Salle – Philippines High School Varsity team
                                                                        o Member, Provincial Team

                                                                            Jill Lynch

                                                                            Assistant Coach