15U Boys Head Coach, Beach Director and Club President– C. Gus Tsiapalis (cgus@miltonedge.com)

As an OVA Advanced Beach Coach and NCCP level 1 Coach, Coach 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.