Florin Craciun

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