2017-18 Coaches for Rep & Development
14u boys - Head Coach and Club Beach Director – C. Gus Tsiapalis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Gus has been involved in playing and helping grow beach volleyball in Canada for over 25 years. As a young player he won 2 city championships playing for Saunders SS, one of the best volleyball high schools in Canada. He went on to play for University of Western Ontario's Mustangs, and also helped coach Forest City's 15u to National Champion Gold. He then went on to play professional beach, where as the youngest team on the tour he and his partner made a name for themselves as one of the top 5 Canadian Beach teams and he was awarded Rookie of the Year, and Most Sportsmanlike player. After taking a break from volleyball to study to become a Chiropractor, he returned to coaching. In 2012, he coached Josh Binstock/Martin Reader toward the 2012 Olympics, as well as Josh Binstock/Sam Schachter toward Canada's 1st FIVB Gold in over 24 years. In 2013, he started the Milton Youth Beach Volleyball Club, before being asked to help support and grow Milton Edge, where 3 of his 4 children are already playing volleyball.
13u boys - Assistant Coach - Paul Abdool (email@example.com)
Former CIS player with Wilfred Laurier University (1988-92, MVP in senior year) and former professional beach volleyball in Canada and Australia, Paul has conducted clinics and coached both indoor and beach youth volleyball for over 5 years. He currently plays volleyball at the Masters level internationally.
13u girls - Head Coach - Shane Kilgour (firstname.lastname@example.org)
14u girls - Head Coach - Chris Edwards (email@example.com)
14u girls - Assistant Coach - Patti Beam (firstname.lastname@example.org)
15u girls - Head Coach - John Canjar (email@example.com)
As an NCCP Level 2 coach, John is excited to return to the world of volleyball in coaching with Milton Edge. He is a well known beach and indoor player, having played on the Beach National Team 89-91, with various top 10 finishes in FIVB World Beach Tours, Norceca Championships, and the Japanese Yokohama Open. John has his place in indoor volleyball, having played Varsity Blues Men's Volleyball, he can be found at the University of Toronto's Sports Hall of Fame. Their team were OUAA Champions for 3 years, and CIS Silver Medalists. As a younger player, he won silver at the Men's Juvenile Volleyball Championships, played on Team Ontario at the Canada Summer Games, and were Region 5 All Stars at the Ontario Summer Games. He is looking forward to helping Milton Edge grow.
16u Girls - Head coach - Craig Hobbs (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Craig is currently completing his NCCP Level 1 coaching certification. After an injury that ended his 10 year competitive playing career, he has now brought his passion and love of the game to coaching. His playing career spanned throughout high school and then continued in the OVA Mens 'A' Competitive League. As a first year coach with the club, his focus is to help players develop their volleyball skills and pass on his passion for the game of volleyball.
16u Girls - Assistant Coach - Jeremy Stevens (email@example.com)
Jeremy is currently completing his NCCP Level 1 coaching certification. He has 5+ years coaching experience with youth soccer teams ranging in age from 5u to 16u. Jeremy's athletic background is in Rep Lacrosse and club wrestling, finishing in top 3 at Provincials. He was a volleyball player through high school and player in recreational leagues and is excited to get back into the sport again. He is passionate about helping youth skills development, and enjoying sport and competition while having fun!
17u Girls - Head Coach - Oz Alasmar (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Oz is passionate about volleyball. He started playing and enjoying the game since high school. He was also a vital member of University of Sharjah volleyball team in the UAE (1999 to 2003). With volleyball being an essential part of his daily life, Oz continued his passion by playing in corporate teams, as well as coaching amateur teams, and organizing some tournaments for charity. Currently, he is focusing on coaching, where he attended a number of coaching clinics that will help to transfer his skills to the next generation of future volleyball athletes.
15u boys - Head Coach - David Macdonald (email@example.com)
David has 25 years of experience in the sport as a player, a referee, and as a coach. He is a multiple medalist at the South Western Ontario Championships, The All Ontario Championships, and the OVA Provincials as well as OVA sanctioned tournaments. He brings a strong background in strength training and plyometrics to his coaching role. Firm believer that athletes need to work just as hard off the court as they do on the court to achieve their goals.