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 2019 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.

8 - 12 Mini Selects

    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

        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

          Michelle Moldowan

          Head Coach

          Michelle has been involved with the sport of volleyball for almost 35 years. She enjoyed a variety of sports through her school years, but once University came along, she had to make a decision between volleyball & basketball.
          “I chose volleyball, do not regret my decision one bit and have never looked back,” she said.
          “So many great accomplishments & memories were made thanks to this amazing sport. One of my favorite highlights was living over in Europe & playing the sport I love…VOLLEYBALL.”
          “I am passionate about volleyball & always hopes this carries over to the young ladies I get to coach. Sport is important for girls at this age, it helps them to gain confidence & it teaches them great life skills. Love to work with kids of all ages in a FUN & positive learning environment.”

          As a player…
          Started at the age of 11yrs old (Grade 6)
          Club Volleyball for UofC Dinos (Dinnies) at Midget, Juvenile & Junior levels
          Alberta Volleyball
          U of Calgary Dinos (1990-1994)
          3rd & 4th division overseas – Germany, Itlay & Greece (1995-2000)
          Competitive League in Winnipeg (2004-2010)
          Master’s League in Calgary (2010-present)
          US Open Nationals 2017 & 2018

          As a coach…over the past 25 yrs
          Bantam & Midget age groups for UofC Dinos Club
          Volleyball Summer Camps at University of Alberta, Jasper & Sylvan Lake
          Middle School & High School girls in Winnipeg
          Assistant coach with Canuck under Michele Prince for 16U & 17U
          Individual training sessions with 15U to 17U girls

          “Looking forward to joining 403 Selects for the 2019 Season. More importantly, I’m excited to share my passion & pass on some of my knowledge & skill for volleyball.” 🏐

              Kristina Siroishka

              Assistant Coach

              Kristina returns for her sixth year coaching with 403 Selects and is excited to be with the 13U’s! Previously, Kristina played high-level club volleyball for six years, has been a member of Team Alberta and played with 403 Selects for four club years. Kristina was on the founding 403 15U team in 2008/09 and truly “bleeds purple.” Kristina has been the recipient of the 403 Selects “Purple Heart Award” twice, and was nominated for the Myrna Empey Booster Club Scholarship for excellence in Volleyball and the community. Kristina attends the University of Calgary and is finishing her degree in Kinesiology, with goals to work towards a Masters in Education after graduation. Kristina wants athletes to develop the fundamentals of volleyball while playing with enthusiasm and demonstrating hard work. Overall, it is most rewarding for her when young athletes also fall in love with this great sport!

              • 403 Selects Mentor Coach:
                • 2012-13: 14U girls
                • 2013-14: 13U girls
                • 2014-15: 16U girls
              • 403 Selects Assistant Coach:
                • 2015-16: 13U girls
              • 2015 St. Mary’s High School Junior Boys Volleyball Head Coach
              • NCCP Level 1 In-Training

              Favourite quote:

              “Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practices and the coaches who have pushed you…is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back…play for her.” -Mia Hamm

                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.

                                      Sydney Litwin

                                      Assistant Coach

                                      Sydney Litwin is back for the 2019 season as a member of the 16U 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.

                                          Anne Krywitsky

                                          Assistant Coach

                                          Anne is eager to join the 403 Selects family this upcoming season for her first season coaching club volleyball. In her club volleyball career, she played for the Dinos, SAVC, and Elite Volleyball Club, where she then continued on to play post-secondary at Dalhousie University as an outside hitter.

                                          Anne recently graduated this past year with a degree in Sociology and Sustainability and intends to go back to school for a Masters Degree in Urban Planning.

                                          She is extremely excited to work alongside a great group of athletes, coaches and to develop both as a coach and a mentor.

                                              Sarah Calkin

                                              Mentor Coach

                                              Sarah is looking forward to being able to give back to the club that was the backbone of her volleyball career. Born and raised in Calgary, Sarah played for 403 Selects all the way from 13u to 18u, so she already knows what it is like to bleed purple. From there, she then moved forward to play post-secondary at Memorial University of Newfoundland as an outside hitter/ middle blocker where her team finished second in the Atlantic University Sport Volleyball Championships. For her second year, Sarah moved closer to home and attended College of the Rockies playing for the Avalanche women’s volleyball team.

                                              Sarah is currently taking this year off school to spend some time in the working world while she decides which career path she wants to pursue. Sarah can’t wait to start her first season coaching club volleyball alongside this amazingly talented group of athletes and coaching staff.

                                                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)

                                                  Matt Greenshields

                                                  Mentor Coach

                                                  Matt joins 403 this season after finishing up his club career. He was relatively late to the sport of volleyball, having been a national-level baseball pitcher. The experience of high school volleyball at Foothills Composite made him shift his focus.

                                                  Matt spent 3 seasons playing for the Foothills Volleyball Club, taking on the role of a team captain. Along with high school and club, he played beach volleyball during the summers, winning several medals at the 18U level.

                                                  Although he had offers to play post-secondary, Matt opted to remain in the area and focus on pursuing a B. Comm at U of C. He is excited for this opportunity to develop as a coach.

                                                    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)