Milton Edge Head Coaches 2020/21

Stuart Hooper

Head Coach 17U Boys Razors

As an NCCP Level 1 coach, Coach Stuart has been passionately active in volleyball as a player and coach for 40 years. He was privileged to be a part of teams that won championships at high school, collegiate and club levels, including an OFSAA SR Championship, 3 OCAA Championships, 6 Ontario Club Provincial championships (U17, Men's and Masters), and CCAA Silver and Bronze medals. Coaching level experience includes head coach and Technical Director for Burlington Blaze Boy's program, Sheridan Bruins Men's Varsity Volleyball coach, Spikes program coach and Special Olympics volunteer. He brings with him a professional background in business, institutional communication and adult learning behaviours which helps him message a "team first" concept with athletes to achieve goals set out for each season. He is very excited to go into his 3rd year with Milton Edge, in various roles including head and assistant coach, and is now taking on Vice President.

stuart@miltonedge.com

Dean Imposimato

Head Coach 17U/18U Girls Fire

Coach Dean has made his name around Ontario volleyball circles for the last 30 years. As a multi-sport athlete, Dean was an Ontario Summer Games silver medalist in volleyball and an Ontario Summer Games gold medalist in European handball. From his days as a player and OFSAA Champion, OVA provincial Champion and CVA Bronze Medalist, Dean has led a variety of girls and boys High School teams to the OFSAA championships throughout the years. Dean's OVA experience as both a former player and coach with senior teams (15-18u) is a huge asset to Milton Edge. Dean was also involved with Olympia and Madawaska Volleyball Camps in a coaching and planning capacity, and also worked with the York University Men's program as an associate coach. Dean wishes to continue delivering the passion and commitment to the development of our athletes at Milton Edge.

dean@miltonedge.com

Jeffrey Wang

Head Coach 16U Boys Knights

Volleyball is a great passion of Jeffrey’s and with over 10 years of playing experience from middle school to university volleyball, he is seeking to bring that over to coaching and impart his knowledge to new generations. This is his fourth year in coaching volleyball and Jeffrey has experience in coaching two years of university volleyball. This is also his third year as a referee for OVA so he is well updated on the rules that changes year to year. He hopes to continue bringing new excitement to the kids through the world of volleyball.

jeff@miltonedge.com

John Canjar

Head Coach 16U Girls Platinum

As an NCCP Level 2 coach, Coach John has been in the world of volleyball for over 35 years. 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 Various Invitational competitions around the world. Coach John also has his place in Canadian indoor volleyball, having played with the Varsity Blues Men’s Volleyball team, where 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. Growing up in Toronto throughout his youth, he won a variety of medals the Men’s Provincial and National Volleyball Championships; he played at the Ontario Summer Games and on Team Ontario for the Canada Summer Games Team. He has spent the last 5 years coaching and taking on various roles with Milton Edge, where he looks forward to continuing to help kids develop their life skills and experiences through the sport of volleyball.

techdirector@miltonedge.com

Ipan Hayar

Head Coach 16U Girls Iron Edge

Ipan’s experience with volleyball started 16 years ago in fifth grade when she decided to try out for her schools’ volleyball team to avoid having recess in the rain.  She instantly fell in love with the sport and spent every year after that playing competitive indoor volleyball on her school and club teams. She played the majority of her career as a left side and libero.  During high school she received several scholarships to continue playing at the NCAA Div. 1 and OCAA level; however she decided to play at Carleton University as libero.  She looks forward to her 3rd year as a part of the Milton Edge family and is excited to be coaching the next generations of volleyball!

ipan@miltonedge.com

Dean Imposimato

Head Coach 15U Boys Lightning

Coach Dean has made his name around Ontario volleyball circles for the last 30 years. As a multi-sport athlete, Dean was an Ontario Summer Games silver medalist in volleyball and an Ontario Summer Games gold medalist in European handball. From his days as a player and OFSAA Champion, OVA provincial Champion and CVA Bronze Medalist, Dean has led a variety of girls and boys High School teams to the OFSAA championships throughout the years. Dean's OVA experience as both a former player and coach with senior teams (15-18u) is a huge asset to Milton Edge. Dean was also involved with Olympia and Madawaska Volleyball Camps in a coaching and planning capacity, and also worked with the York University Men's program as an associate coach. Dean wishes to continue delivering the passion and commitment to the development of our athletes at Milton Edge.

dean@miltonedge.com

Linnéa Davis

Head Coach 15U Girls Titanium

Linnéa’s passion for volleyball started 15 years ago when she started playing volleyball at her elementary school. Juggling both high school and club volleyball, Linnéa still spent her weekends off coaching at Spikes Volleyball Club. After high school, Linnéa started her varsity career at Brock University and finished at Niagara College. In her free time, she enjoyed helping her coaches run club tournaments and organize clinics for local clubs, Niagara Rapids and Niagara Fury. By the end of the 5th year of her varsity career, she was an OCAA West Division 1st Team All-Star, CCAA and OCAA Academic All-Canadian and was a national scholar. She also won the Niagara College Leadership Award and the Award of Excellence for her dedication to athletics. Linnéa continues to play volleyball competitively today and can’t wait to get back on the court. This will be Linnéa’s fourth season coaching at Milton Edge.

linnea@miltonedge.com

Gus Tsiapalis

Head Coach 14U Boys Blades

As an OVA Advanced Development Beach Volleyball Coach and NCCP level 1 certified Indoor Volleyball Coach, Coach Gus has been involved in playing and helping grow beach & indoor volleyball in Canada for over 30 years. He was an indoor player with the Western Mustangs Men's Volleyball team as a setter, and made a name for himself when he played beach awarded Rookie of the Year and Most Sportsmanlike player. He later helped support coach Canadian Olympians Josh Binstock & Martin Reader for the 2012 London Games and Josh Binstock & Sam Schachter to FIVB Gold. He has also coached the OVA Regional 15U Beach Team, Volleyball Canada Regional Excellent programs and annually at Camp Madawaska. He has spent the last 6 years head coaching both his sons teams and helping Milton Edge grow, including roles as Beach Director and more recently Club President for the 3rd consecutive year.  He looks forward to continuing to help beach volleyball grow in Milton, Halton, Ontario & Canada, and help more athletes achieve higher levels of play -at all levels -  development, competitive, regional and national.

cgus@miltonedge.com

Suhayl Muhtaseb

Head Coach 14U Girls Force

Suhayl’s intro to volleyball started overseas in Kuwait in Grade 8 when he played for his school’s junior varsity team. He followed that up with a couple of more years of JV ball before moving to Canada with his family in 1990 where he continued playing at high school and university. After graduation, he continued to play in competitive leagues throughout the GTA for a few more years and did not get back into it again until his daughter, Maya, expressed interest and started to fall in love with the game herself. He followed his daughter in 2018 when she made the Milton Edge U13G team where he started the season as a parent and halfway through became an AC for her team. He followed that in 2019 where he was an AC for both the U13G Platinum team and U13G Diamond team. Also in 2019, he joined the Milton Edge Board team as the club’s VP and also completed his NCCP Volleyball Level 1 Development Workshop and will be going through the evaluation process this year to gain his Level 1 Indoor Volleyball Coaching Certification.

suhayl@miltonedge.com

Assistant Coach - John Canjar (Technical Director)

Nikki May

Head Coach 14U Girls Fierce

Nikki is excited to be coaching the 14U Fierce team this year.  Her love for volleyball began when she was a teenager, playing for her high school team.  When it was time to head off to university Nikki had to choose between soccer and volleyball, she selected soccer.  Playing competitive soccer for the University of Ottawa only fuelled her love of sports. As a mother she has plenty of experience with rep level sports.  Nikki continues to play volleyball in a recreational league and still plays competitive soccer.  Nikki is an elementary school teacher and is very active at her school.  She has coached intermediate boys’ volleyball for many years, with successful championship seasons. Nikki helped out last season with the 13U Diamond team as an assistant coach.  She led them to a gold medal win on her first solo coaching tournament.  She is looking forward to another exciting year with her team.

nikki@miltonedge.com

Assistant Coach - Shane Kilgour

Tanya Taylor

Head Coach 13U Girls Emeralds

Tanya is excited to coach the 13U Girls team for Milton Edge!  Tanya is a local elementary school teacher at Bruce Trail Public School.  She has worked hard to build the volleyball program at her school which culminated in winning the Halton AA Gr. 7/8 Girls Volleyball Championship in 2019/2020.   This is Tanya’s 5th year with Milton Edge, having served on the Board of Directors for three years and helping run our popular Indoor Summer Camp for two years.  Tanya also supports & cheers on her two daughters as they progress through the 12U - 15U ranks and looks forward to bringing the “rep experience” to a new generation of young athletes!

tanya@miltonedge.com

Assistant Coach - Callie Watson

Suhayl Muhtaseb

Head Coach 14U Boys Boltz

Suhayl’s intro to volleyball started overseas in Kuwait in Grade 8 when he played for his school’s junior varsity team. He followed that up with a couple of more years of JV ball before moving to Canada with his family in 1990 where he continued playing at high school and university. After graduation, he continued to play in competitive leagues throughout the GTA for a few more years and did not get back into it again until his daughter, Maya, expressed interest and started to fall in love with the game herself. He followed his daughter in 2018 when she made the Milton Edge U13G team where he started the season as a parent and halfway through became an AC for her team. He followed that in 2019 where he was an AC for both the U13G Platinum team and U13G Diamond team. Also in 2019, he joined the Milton Edge Board team as the club’s VP and also completed his NCCP Volleyball Level 1 Development Workshop and will be going through the evaluation process this year to gain his Level 1 Indoor Volleyball Coaching Certification.

suhayl@miltonedge.com