2016 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. They are the foundation of this organization and are treated and respected as such. The Club wholeheartedly supports their professional development. The staff for 2015-2016 season is no exception.

    Shauna Denney

    Head Coach

    Shauna returns to 403 Selects to Head Coach this year at the 13U level. She brings with her 25 plus years of coaching and playing experiences and is an NCCP Level 2 Certified Coach.

    Shauna has her Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Education degrees and has been involved with coaching at all levels of this sport including JR and SR high school teams, Jasper Volleyball Camps, Volleyball Prospect Camps, Club programs, and various other adult and younger athlete development camps and clinics. She is fundamentally committed to ensuring each athlete has positive growth experience in all aspects – technically, mentally, physically and socially and sees the court as a classroom where life skills can be learned.

    She values her own education and growth as a coach as much as she values her athletes and is committed to instilling this passion for progressing and learning in her athletes. Shauna’s personal goal is to impact the individual athlete’s personal and technical growth positively and foster an understanding of what it means to be successful within a team dynamic.


      Michael Hoang

      Head Coach

      contact: mhoang@403selects.ca

      NCCP: Certified Development Coach

      Coaching Experience: 19 years

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

      Mike Hoang is entering his 19th year of coaching and his 7th 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 7 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). Coach Mike’s 17U squad is looking to build off a coming off a miraculous run finishing 4th in the country.
      • Head Coach at 403 Selects, 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U, and 18U girls (2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
      • 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)

        Taryn Cossar

        Head 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, 13U-16U — 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

            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)

                Beth McFarlane

                Head Coach

                Beth is an elementary school teacher. She played volleyball all throughout junior high and high school, playing club volleyball for 5 years. Beth assistant coached the senior varsity women’s team at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School for two years and assistant coached for the 403 U13 girls team in 2012/13 and the 403 U14 girls team in 2013/14. Beth is so excited to rejoin the 403 family!

                    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.


                        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!

                          Corey Cowper

                          Head Coach

                          Corey is an NCCP Level 3 certified coach and holds an 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.  “I believe in developing volleyball athletes holistically within a competitive environment promoting trust, respect, and integrity in relationships. I will use a positive learning environment to develop empowered, creative, and adaptive athletes who can make decisions on their own to further the mission of the team.”

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                          Contact: 403.815.2990


                          Volleyball Alberta Provincial Teams

                          • 16U Women Beach (Assistant Coach) – 2017
                          • 16U Women Indoor  (Training Coach) – 2015 and 2017


                          Volleyball Alberta Club Teams

                          • 403 Selects (Head Coach) – 2015 to present
                          • Calgary Elite West Volleyball Club (Assistant Coach) 2013 to 2015
                          • Peak Volleyball Club (Head Coach) 2014
                          • Okotoks Volleyball Club (Head Coach) 2012
                          • Dino Mens (Assistant Coach) 2011
                          • Xtreme Volleyball Club (Head Coach) 2003-2006, 2010
                          • Foothills Volleyball Club (Head Coach) 2002


                          Alberta School’s Athletic Association Teams

                          • Dr. George Stanley School (Head Coach)  – 2017
                          • Foothills Composite High School, Okotoks, Alberta (Head Coach) 2004-2005, 2008-2017
                          • Foothills Composite High School, Okotoks, Alberta (Assistant Coach) 2003
                          • Senator Riley School (Head Coach) 2001-2002

                          Steve Mape

                          Head Coach

                          Steve has been involved in the sport as an athlete, coach, and volunteer for over 20 years. Steve’s coaching philosophies are focused on athlete development both on and off the court, and he believes in providing opportunities for athletes to learn and grow both in practice and competition. As a NCCP Level 2 coach, Steve believes in providing a positive competitive environment that focuses on seeing athletes develop to their full potential. Many of Steve’s athletes have gone on to play at the post-secondary level, and he prides himself on his ability to provide quality technical training that has contributed to athlete success both on the court and in the classroom. Steve’s background in kinesiology and exercise science has provided him with a skill set that aides in both physical and mental training as well as injury prevention and health and wellness. After taking some time away from coaching to pursue post graduate work Steve is looking forward to another successful season with 403 Selects Volleyball Club.

                          Coaching Experience:

                          • 403 Selects Volleyball Club U16 Head Coach (2016)
                          • 403 Selects Volleyball Club Executive Board (2015 – Present)
                          • 403 Selects Volleyball Club Technical Director (2010 – 2012)
                          • 403 Selects Volleyball Club U18 Women’s Head Coach (2012)
                          • 403 Selects Volleyball Club Board of Directors (2010 – 2012)
                          • 403 Selects Volleyball Club U17 Women’s Head Coach (2010)
                          • University of Montana Summer Development Camp (2011)
                          • Lethbridge Volleyball Club Executive Board Member (2009, 2010)
                          • Head Coach for Lethbridge Volleyball Club U15 Girls (2009), U16 Girls (2010)
                          • Notre Dame High School (Calgary) Co-Head Coach (2004-2008)
                          • Father Lacombe High School Assistant Coach (Calgary) (2000 – 2003)

                          Erin Davis

                          Assistant Coach

                          Erin is entering her third season coaching with 403 Selects. She previously coached 18u in 2015, 16u in 2016, 18U in 2018 and is excited to be back at the juvenile level with 17u. 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.


                            Santisouk Phommachakr

                            Head Coach

                            contact: coachsanti@403selects.ca

                            Santisouk is entering her 21st 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 continuing on with this age group of 403 girls and looking forward to a great season!”

                            • 2017 – Present 403 Selects Volleyball Club (Head Coach 13U, 14U, 15U)
                            • 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, Provincial Gold Medal, Provincial Bronze Medal)

                              Nick Davies

                              Assistant Coach, Head of Athlete Development & Recruitment

                              Nick will play a lead role in the ongoing advancement of technical/skill development for all 403 Selects athletes. It will be his primary focus to design, oversee, and provide technical leadership for all athletes within the club. Nick will work with athletes and coaches to continuously find areas to improve our teams. Nick will provide indoor (& beach if applicable) coaching as well as mindfulness & mental training. This is Nick’s fourth season with 403 Selects as a coach and has been serving as a member of the club's Executive Board since 2016. 

                                Shelby Lausen

                                Mentoring Coach

                                Shelby started playing volleyball in grade 9 for the Wheatland Aces.

                                From there she went on to play all three years on the senior volleyball team at Strathmore High School where she was co-captain in her grade 12 year.

                                After Aces, Shelby came into Calgary for volleyball and joined the 403 Selects in their first year as a club. She stayed with 403 for the next 3 years and was a co-captain 2 of the 3 years.

                                Playing for 403 lead to her playing down in the States at North Idaho College. While there, Shelby was moved from the middle out to the right side and was able to help her team make it to the National Tournament both years where they finished 8th and 9th in the country. At NIC she was also a co-captain her second year.

                                After her two years down in Idaho were up, Shelby came back to Calgary to attend and play at Mount Royal University. Unfortunately while playing at MRU, an old knee injury led to her having to undergo surgery and eventually quit playing altogether.

                                Shelby is currently finishing her last year at Mount Royal and will be graduating in April with her English degree. She plans to go on to get her education degree and one day become a high school teacher.

                                • Wheatland Aces (2009)
                                • 403 Selects (2009-2011)
                                • North Idaho College (2011-2013 NJCAA)
                                • Mount Royal University (2013)
                                • Stars Volleyball Coach (2010)

                                  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.

                                  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