Brenda has 2 diploma's from Mount Royal College in Aquatic Administration and Recreation Therapy adding a third as an EMT-A in 1997. She managed seasonal swimming pools and worked as an EMR/EMT-A in Forestburg and Fairveiw. Brenda started her coaching career at the age of 16. Coaching and teaching swimming, spring board diving and baseball with a Fully Certificated Level 1 Coach, for 16 plus years. Adding the NCCP Advanced Development Certificate in volleyball in 2015. She enjoys developing and mentoring new coaches. She is excellent at teaching basic skills and technique. She will give young athletes' a great start to enjoying and playing well in the sport of volleyball.
Peter grew up in foster homes and went through some rough teen rebellion but thanks to some great role models on the way he made his life a success as he graduated from high school at 16 years of age and Nanaimo College at 19 with a Degree in Aboriginal Youth Support Services. He opened a dance club in B.C. which still runs today. Peter played many sports in junior and senior high and continued through college. He has coached football and soccer for 10 plus years and was a trainer with the Edmonton Drillers Soccer League. Peter believes that all youth should be encouraged to play a sport as this motivates kids to keep safe, be positive and stay active. We are thrilled to have Peter help us grow our Recreation League through its infancy. Welcome to our team Peter!
Corey participated in sport through out his school years. He went on to play in University level volleyball while immersing himself in his studies. Corey loves spending time with his daughters. We are excited to have him join our coaching team! Welcome Corey!
Ken began coaching with us in 2014. As one of our valuable head coaches he has added Coach Manager to is already impressive skills! Seen retiring from teaching 2017 to pursue other ventures, going into business with his son, coaching school teams again, and now teaching for a time: he is busier than ever. LOL As a teacher Ken accumulated an extensive coaching background and experience with many school athletic teams in various sports. He passes on his passion in his coaching by enriching and developing athletes' in all areas of the game including technical skill, game IQ (strategy), behavior and knowledge. Under his leadership teams have achieved many medals including 2 in 2015 and a gold medal in the 2016 VA Premier 2 tournament. He is a definite asset to our coaching team and we are thrilled to welcome him back!
Dillon has a keen sense of sport, playing and officiating baseball, basketball and volleyball. Through Junior and Senior High School Dillon was a multi-sport Athlete. Starting with baseball: Dillon has 12 years’ experience and is a Level 2 Certificated Umpire. He has umpired many medal championships in Provincial tournaments, AB Indigenous and AB Summer Games. Second, basketball where he not only played but became a certified Referee with the WCBOA (West Central Basketball Officials Association) giving his time freely. In volleyball he was a middle hitter with the Onoway School Mustang’s. Team Captain in 2017 leading his team to many victories. During High School he also found time to be an assistant coach to the Junior and Junior Varsity Women’s teams. Because of his dedication, commitment and hard work Dillon earned and received the “Michael Maloway Memorial Award” for Volunteerism! We are honored this young man has joined our coaching team and look forward to seeing him grow and flourish with us! Welcome Dillon!
Roger grew up in Spruce Grove and was very involved with volleyball and basketball in high school. He played club volleyball with one of the first volleyball clubs in the Spruce Grove area and as part of that club team won a Gold Medal at the Alberta Summer Games. Roger has stayed active in recreational sports and is now starting to coach as his kids are becoming involved in sport. Roger has coached Junior High Basketball and assisted on the ice with his son’s hockey. Roger is very excited to be coaching under Ken and is looking forward to developing his coaching skills with TAWVC. We also are excited he has joined our team and looking forward to the future!
Shawn moved to Alberta from Nova Scotia in 2014 after his retirement from the Canadian Armed Forces. He played competitive volleyball for 10 years until injury forced him to retire in 1998. This, however, was conquered by starting his coaching career in various sports while spending time with his two, now grown, daughters. He is a proud Pappy and looking forward to coaching is granddaughter when she's older! He has been coaching for over 15 years with the last 6 as volleyball specific. Shawn continues to keep educated and active. He is currently in the process of completing his Developmental Coaching Certification. He has a passion for volleyball, and absolutely loves mentoring and developing young athletes. One part of Shawn’s coaching philosophy is to focus on the positive to build confident athletes! We are very excited to have him and look forward to watching him in action. Please join us in welcoming Shawn to our team!
Ashley St. Jean
Ashley comes to us with volleyball experience and has a wonderfully positive attitude. She volunteers her time as a girl guide leader and continues to play on an adult volleyball league in Edmonton. Ashley has such compassion for teens and this shows with how she interacts and relates to this team of young lady's. We are excited she has joined our coaching team and look forward to watching her flourish as a coach! Welcome Ashley.
This is Kassidy’s second season as Assistant Coach with us. She was a Setter for the Warriors from 2014-2016 and is now in her second year of University. We are thrilled that she is continuing with our team of coaches. She is a committed and excellent role model for our young lady athlete’s! Welcome back Kassidy!
Gregg grew up in Edmonton and moved to this area 15 years ago to serve Parkland and Lac Ste Anne areas as a business owner. With a sovereign heart he donates to the children Stollery on a continuous basis. After playing sports right from the beginning, with 22 years in football and hockey, Greg turned his efforts to coaching. He comes to us with 16 years of coaching experience in various sports including; junior AAA level hockey, football, baseball, soccer and volleyball. He and his 2 daughters enjoy their annual trips to Mexico or Hawaii with lots of camping in between. We are very excited for Gregg to continue his coach career with us!
Joanne has a full-time job and still finds time to be a Team Manager and Assistant Coach. She has been with the Warriors now for 3 years and is an invaluable resource helping us everywhere she can! She shows professionalism, loyalty, integrity, support and knowledge in many areas of business and has helped our club immensely. We are thrilled that she has added assistant coach this season and THANK her for the continued dedication and commitment that she role models to our staff, parents and athletes.
Dia Syed - Consultant
Dia joined our team in 2013 as our U15 Girls Coach. She has lead her teams to 2 medals including a gold at the 2016 VA #2 Premier Tournament. Dia began her Volleyball career in 2006 playing on Junior and Senior High School teams. Even after moving to Windsor, Ontario in 2010 volleyball continued to be an important part of her recreational life. Launching herself into a coaching status her goals with the sport evolved. She completed her Advance Developmental Coach last year but took her coaching career to a whole new level after being awarded the "Take the Lead Grant" sponsored by InMotion Network (funding provided by the Alberta Sport Connection). She is currently working towards her Advanced Coaching Diploma which is the pinnacle of a coaches’ NCCP education and is recognized as being among the most qualified coaches and leaders of athletes and sport programs provincially, nationally and internationally. We are privileged to have Dia's drive, heart, commitment and determination as she strives towards her future goal as a certified Performance Coach.