Phil Boldon

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.