2020 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 female volleyball athletes... our future leaders. The staff listed below for 2020 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.

15U

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)

      Shauna Denney

      Assistant Coach

      Shauna returns to 403 Selects to assistant Coach this year at the 15U 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.

        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. 

          Joshua Fehr-Twaddle

          Assistant Coach

          Club Volleyball: 2008-2014
          School ball: 2008-2014
          Coaching Experience: 2017-2019
          Club Achievements:
          National champions Tier B – 2013 – 403 Selects
          School Achievements:
          2013-14 ASAA Provincial Silver Medalist – Rundle College

            16U

            Florin Craciun

            Co-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

                Blair McDermid

                Co-Head Coach

                Blair played volleyball at the University of Calgary and then went on to play with the Canadian Men’s National Team. In addition to his technical and tactical knowledge, Blair’s energy and enthusiasm for the competitive and fun spirit of this game will be an enormous support and asset to the 16U team of athletes and coaches.

                  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. 

                    Diane Johnson

                    Assistant Coach

                    Diane grew up playing volleyball in the Calgary high school and club system and went on to play one year of post-secondary at Mount Royal College.
                    She then went on to pursue her Physical Education degree, where started her coaching journey. Diane has now been coaching volleyball for 19 years. She has coached both boys and girls high school and junior high teams but has spent the most time in the girls club system. Diane has been involved with 403 Selects for 11 years now in the various roles of Coach, Board member, President and Co-President. She is very excited to join the 16U program as an assistant coach for the 2020 season.
                    Diane sees the game of volleyball and the team environment as a powerful vehicle for teaching valuable life lessons about character, relationships, teamwork, communication, perseverance, hard work and discipline to name a few. She is looking forward to a fun and productive season of volleyball with the 16U athletes and staff.
                    In addition to her experience with and love of volleyball, Diane works as a Wellness Consultant and is particularly passionate about the health and wellness of young athletes. She looks forward to sharing her knowledge in holistic nutrition and recovery practices with the 16U athletes in order to help them achieve their goals both on and off the court.

                    This will be Diane’s 8th season with 403 Selects. She is very excited to work with the 16U athletes again and to continue to help them develop as great volleyball players and people.

                    • 2015 – Head Coach 403 Selects 15U
                    • 2014 – Head Coach 403 Selects 14U
                    • 2013 – Head Coach 403 Selects 13U girls – 2nd place in province.
                    • 2012 – Head Coach 403 Selects 14U girls– 5th place in province. Placed above all other Alberta teams in age group at Nationals
                    • 2011 – Head Coach 403 Selects 13U girls – Provincial champions.
                    • 2010 – Head Co-Coach 403 Selects 15U girls 2010
                    • 2009 – Head Coach Centennial High School Sr. Girls – ASAA award for sportsmanship
                    • 2008 – Head Coach Elite Volleyball Club 14U
                    • 2007/08 – Head Coach Centennial High School Sr. Girls
                    • 2006 – Head Coach Centennial High School Jr. Girls Div II – City Champions
                    • 2005 – Assistant Coach Gilbert Patterson Jr. High Boys
                    • 2005 – Head Coach LVC 13U Girls
                    • 2004 – Head Coach Catholic Central High School Jr. Boys
                    • 2004 – Coach of the Year Award
                    • 2004 – Head Coach LVC 13U Girls
                    • 2003 – Assistant Coach Catholic Central Jr. Boys
                    • 2003 – Head Coach LVC 14U Girls
                    • 2002 – Head Coach LVC 13U Girls
                      18U

                      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)

                      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. 

                        Brittany Molvik

                        Assistant Coach

                        Brittany joins the 403 family this season with 4 years of coaching experience in the Calgary area. She started her playing career when she was 10 years old and since then, played year-round – indoor and on the beach court – until she graduated in 2012. She was a provincial level outside-hitter and spent 2 summers training with a small group of elite athletes from across the country to compete in the AAU Junior National Volleyball championships in the USA. Brittany helped lead her 16U Provincial team to win the Western Elite Championship in 2010 as a starting outside and played an integral part in securing multiple division 1 medals for her club teams in 16U, 17U and 18U. Brittany specializes in defense and tactical training and is excited to continue to pass on her knowledge to the next generation of athletes.

                            Matt Greenshields

                            Assistant Coach

                            Matt joins 403 Selects 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.

                                Janelle Hoff

                                Mentor Coach

                                -Setter
                                -Played Dinos club for multiple years winning multiple AVAs and Provincials
                                -Played for Canada West 17 and 18U years.
                                -16U National Champions
                                -17U Silver at Provincials, and 4th Place at Nationals, Received a Provincial MVP Award, and National All-Star Award
                                -Played 16U Alberta Team for 3 years
                                -Represented Canada for Norceca Tournament in 16U
                                -Played college volleyball at Montana State University-Northern
                                -Assistant coached for 2 years
                                Specialize in setting and look forward to learning and gaining more knowledge in coaching with high level and experienced coaches. Janelle is excited to pass on knowledge as an experienced player to the 18U athletes.