2019 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

                TBA

                Head Coach

                  14U

                  Santisouk Phommachakr

                  Head Coach

                  contact: coachsanti@403selects.ca

                  Santisouk is entering her 20th 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!”

                  • 2017 – Present 403 Selects Volleyball Club (Head Coach 13U, 14U)
                  • 2014 – 2017 403 Selects Volleyball Club (Assistant Coach 16U, 17U, 18U)
                  • 2006  Assistant Coach Canada West Volleyball Club (Hounds Men 13U, Provincial Bronze Medal)
                  • 2005 – 2006    President Canada West Volleyball Club, Rally Pointe
                  • 2003 – 2006    Assistant Coach Canada West Volleyball Club (Dragons Men 15U to 18U)

                      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!

                              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.

                                15U

                                Florin Craciun

                                Head Coach

                                contact: florinc@403selects.ca

                                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 playing 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 an 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

                                    Amy Norman

                                    Assistant Coach

                                    Amy is from Fort St. John, BC and has played volleyball for 19 years. She played for Grande Prairie Regional College on an athletic scholarship from 2013-2015 and obtained a Diploma in Early Learning Childcare. She then got scouted by Thompson Rivers University for the 2015/2016 season. Upon receiving another athletic scholarship, Amy chose to further her studies in Business Management. When Amy wasn’t playing competitively, she was participating in ladies and co-ed leagues. 

                                    The 2019 season will be Amy’s first coaching experience. She is excited to grow as a coach and mentor while sharing her knowledge and love of the game with young developing athletes. 

                                    Amy’s Highlights include:

                                    GPRC 2013/2014

                                    • Silver at provincials
                                    • Silver at Nationals
                                    • P.O.G. for the National Finals
                                    • Team: Most Improved
                                    • Team: Academic Award
                                    • Trained in Cuba with the Cuban National Team

                                    GPRC 2014/2015

                                    • Silver at provincials
                                    • 5th at Nationals
                                    • Team: MVP Award
                                    • Team: Academic Award
                                    • ACAC All Conference Award
                                    • Academic All Canadian

                                    TRU 2015/2016

                                    • Team: Academic Award
                                      16U

                                      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, Provincial, University and Professional 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 ninth 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 celebrate the first three national championships of the eventual record-breaking six consecutive titles.

                                      • Coach for Professional Volleyball Team (Team Venom) in Calgary Professional Volleyball League via ONE Volleyball – 2018
                                      • Founder and CEO of H.I.T.T. Volleyball – 2009
                                      • Co-Founder of High Performance/ELITE Volleyball Club – 2006, as well as the 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 CEO 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.
                                      17U

                                      Michael Hoang

                                      Head Coach

                                      contact: mhoang@403selects.ca

                                      NCCP: Certified Development Coach

                                      Coaching Experience: 18 years

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

                                      Mike Hoang is entering his 18th year of coaching and his 6th season as a Head Coach with 403 Selects. He has been an elementary school teacher at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School for the past 14 years. His Head Coaching experience includes Provincial team rugby at the Alberta, Western Canada and Canada Games (2003-2008). As a volleyball coach, he was the head coach of the Zone 2 team at the Alberta Winter Games (2015). He values incorporating ideas and concepts from a variety of areas to give his teams the best chance at being prepared to compete.

                                      During his 5 years as head coach with 403 Selects, his teams have finished on the podium at Volleyball Alberta/Volleyball Canada competitions 13 times, including 8 golds, 3 silvers and 2 bronze (all in Division I). His teams have won 2 Division 1 Provincial Championship banners at 403 Selects (2012, 2015).
                                      • Head Coach at 403 Selects, 13U, 14U, 15U, and 16U 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)
                                      18U

                                      Phil Boldon

                                      Head Coach

                                      contact: ptboldon@telus.net

                                      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

                                              Jill has played volleyball for 9 years and has a passion for coaching young athletes through her experience as a gymnastics coach. Most recently, she played 3 years for the Memorial Sea-Hawks in Newfoundland and Labrador, where she obtained her Bachelor of Commerce degree.  The 2018 season will be Jill’s first season in the 403 Selects community and she couldn’t be more excited to share her knowledge and develop as a coach and mentor.

                                              Jill’s Highlights Include:
                                              Memorial Sea-Hawks Women’s Volleyball Team (2010-2013)
                                              AUS All-Rookie Team (2011)
                                              Memorial Sea-Hawks Volleyball Summer Camp Coach (2011-2013)
                                              Dean’s List (2015)