2018/19 Coaches

We were lucky to have a very talented and dedicated group of coaches at Durham Attack. Meet the coaches for the 2018/2019 season!

 

Girls 12U

Melissa Cook

Girls 12U Coach

Meghan Lusted

Girls 12U Coach

 

Girls 13U

Kevin Hellyer

Girls 13U Blaze Head Coach | kevin.hellyer@durhamattack.ca

Kevin Hellyer joined the Durham Attack coaching staff in 1999. He is an enthusiastic coach who teaches his athletes the value of hard work and the joy of achieving success as both an individual and as a member of a team. Kevin is eager to help young athletes fall in love with volleyball both with the club and as a teacher with the Durham District School board.

Kevin’s coaching resume is extensive. In 2002, he was the assistant coach of the Western National Champions. In 2007, Kevin coached the 14u girls to their first National championships. In 2008, his 15u team won both the 15u and 16u Ontario championships as well as the 15u National East Championships. Later that summer, Kevin was the head coach of the gold medal winning team at the Ontario Summer games. In 2009, his 15u girls won silver medals at both Nationals East and West. This same group won gold at Nationals East in 2010. In 2010, his 16u squad won another national medal, winning Eastern Canadian gold. 2012 brought with it one of Kevin’s greatest team accomplishments winning both Provincial and National Championships at the 17 u level. In 2015, Kevin led the 15u team to a National Championship title and most recently, in 2018, won a 14u silver medal at the Canadian Championship in Edmonton.

In all, Kevin has won six National championships, with five different group of athletes.  Many of these athletes have become top recruits at Division 1 NCAA programs, such as Michigan State and Syracuse, as well as All-Starts in the CIS.

In 2009, Kevin received a recognition award from the Ontario Volleyball Association for his outstanding contribution to the sport of volleyball. Later in 2011, Kevin was awarded the OVA Achievement Award.  In 2013, the Ontario Volleyball Association named Kevin the Senior Development Coach of the Year.

Libby Johnson

Girls 13U Blaze Assistant Coach

Craig Ryan

Girls 13U Blitz Head Coach

Julia Vit

Girls 13U Blitz Assistant Coach

Ross Dube

Girls 13U Spirit Head Coach

Mellissa Stone

Girls 13U Spirit Assistant Coach

 

 

Girls 14U

Kelly Verboom

Girls 14U Explosion Head Coach

 

Kelly is a former Durham Attack athlete, playing with the club from 1998-2004. She also played for Team Ontario and had a successful NCAA career playing at the University of Northern Arizona.

After college Kelly continued her playing career, playing professionally in Germany, Sweden, and France.

Now in the coaching ranks, this is Kelly’s 5th season as a coach for Durham Attack.

Mike Hayes

Girls 14U Explosion Assistant Coach

Rob Piccione 

Girls 14U Extreme Head Coach

Jess Hilton

Girls 14U Extreme Assistant Coach

Callum Cameron

Girls 14U Extreme Assistant Coach

Stephanie Dimeski

Girls 14U Crush Head Coach

Katie Dimeski

Girls 14U Crush Assistant Coach

 

Girls 15U

Troy Neill

Girls 15U Chargers Head Coach

Troy has played volleyball most of his life, through high school, University and in fact, you can still find him on the court today. However, when you ask him about his days playing, you will find him defer instead to his pride in the contributions he has made to the lives of the multitude of young athletes he has coached. Over his 25-plus years in coaching, Troy has learned that what makes someone a great coach is not really relative to the time they spend, or spent, playing, but rather relative to your understanding of the players and the game and your desire to help them become the best version of themselves. Troy invests a great deal in the relationships he develops with players and treats his athletes with respect and with his understanding of the pressure of youth athletes, combines an emphasis on skill development with an understanding of the tactics of the game.

Troy has coached with Durham Attack for the last 12 years, coaching at every age group form 12u through 18u, with both the men’s and women’s programs. Several years he has coached two team simultaneously for us. He has also assisted DA at camps and coached in our House league programs, focusing on athlete development. He is a very versatile coach with a strong skill set that lends itself to a variety of situations. He demonstrates a unique approach to practices, investing in his own training equipment to develop individual skills.

Troy also has the unique experience of being a former DA parent as all three of his children graduated from Durham Attack. He possesses a well-developed and perhaps unique perspective and understanding of the parent’s role on a team and embraces the opportunity to work with parents.

Sherry-Anne Bowan 

Girls 15U Chargers Assistant Coach

Hoi Leung

Girls 15U Chargers Assistant Coach

Ryan Olmstead

Girls 15U Fury Head Coach

Although Ryan is returning for only his second year with Durham Attack, he is no stranger to coaching. As a high school teacher with the DDSB, Ryan has worked with numerous young athletes coaching volleyball, mountain biking, hockey, badminton, football, and rugby for over 19 years. Regardless of the sport, he brings the same professional dedication that has allowed his athletes to develop excellent skills while growing as people and leaders. His athletes are engaged, motivated and supportive of each other while still encouraging each other to work harder and develop more.

As an educator/coach, Ryan has organized two rugby tours to Wales/Ireland/England, won two LOSSA Rugby Championships and two LOSSA Volleyball Championships. He fills the role of Physical Education Department Head at J Clarke Richardson Collgeiate, leading coaches and students to develop healthy lifestyles. His prowess is not restricted solely to coaching as Ryan has achieved excellence as a competitor himself. As an athlete, Ryan played high school volleyball, rep. baseball, Jr. A Hockey and today remains active in men’s hockey and as a road and mountain cyclist.

In his free time, Ryan is a five- time member of the Ride to Conquer Cancer, benefiting Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. The ride is from Toronto to Niagara Falls and involves both significant fundraising and dedication by the participant.

Amanda Robinson

Girls 15U Fury Assistant Coach

Dan Senador

Girls 15U Fury Coach | dan.senador@durhamattack.ca

Jackie McAdams

Girls 15U Invasion Head Coach

 

Girls 16U

Kiana De la Cruz

Girls 16U Velocity Head Coach | kiana.delacruz@durhamattack.ca

Kiana is entering her 7th year as a coach with Durham Attack, having coached in both the competitive and recreational programs.  In her tenure with the club, Kiana has coached in both the men’s and women’s program, coaching in ages 13-17U. She continues to learn and is certified In Training Advanced Development Coach.

As an athlete, Kiana achieved multiple Division I, tier 1, Provincial and National titles as a member of both the Durham Attack Volleyball Club and Eclipse Volleyball Club.

Kiana is very involved with the OVA as a member of the Regional governance and coaching. She is currently representing Region Four as the President and was also a member of the 2018 Ontario Summer Games Coaching Staff.

Martin Paul

Girls 16U Velocity Assistant Coach

Martin is a Fully Certified Development Coach and in Training to become a Performance Coach.  His current passions include Representing the OVA’s Region 4 as a member of their Executive Team & Facilitator for the Ontario Summer Games & Provincial Team Programs.

Past achievements include being a Coach with Volleyball Canada Centre Of Excellence Program (2017/18), Mentor Coach with Ontario Volleyball High Performance Program (2017) and the Gord Hawkins Coach of the Year Award at Madawaska Volleyball Camps (2014).  Martin has also produced many events such as the Olympic Games in Sydney & Athens, the Pan Am Games in Winnipeg (1999) and the Labbat Pro Beach Tour (1997-2001).

Martin has many high-level Coaching Mentors including:   Dustin Reid & Matt Harris; Head Coaches of Ryerson Rams Men’s & Women’s Volleyball Teams, Keith Waslyuk; Lead Coach for Volleyball Canada’s Centre of Excellence, Tony Clarke; Head Coach of Durham College’s Women’s Volleyball Team & Ian Eibbitt; Team Ontario Coach & Former Director of Madawaska Volleyball Camps

Martin is looking forward to returning to coach with Kiana again this year and having a successful season with the 16U Girls.

Srdjan Jestratijevic

Girls 16U Velocity Assistant Coach

Jason Stanat

Girls 16U Power Head Coach | jason.stanat@durhamattack.ca 

Jason, an elementary teacher with the DDSB, is returning to us for his third year coaching. He has worked in both the men’s and women’s program, coaching 12, 13 and now 14U with the men’s program and 13, 14 and 16 u with the women’s program. His eagerness to develop athletes in our club is evident tin everything he does. He works diligently to assist his athletes and is always willing to learn from others and lend his assistance when needed. He has achieved success with both programs winning a Bronze medal with the 13U boys at the 2018 Provincials and in 2017 a 9th place finish at Canadian Nationals.

As an elementary school coach, Jason is very busy. He coaches both Junior and Intermediate teams and in a variety of sports.  His success has been apparent as he has won numerous area championships!

Stephanie Wares

Girls 16U Power Assistant Coach

Steph has been coaching with Durham Attack since 2013 and has worked with 13U White, 14U Black (twice), 14U Red, 15U Red and is looking forward to coaching 16U Red during the 2018/2019 season. Steph also has a passion for mental training and expanded the work she was doing with her teams to the whole club this past season, offering multiple workshops to athletes and teams and is excited to be doing it again this season. 

Taylor Bursey

Girls 16U Power Assistant Coach

 

Girls 17U

Erica Naccarato

Girls 17U Vision Head Coach

Erica is Durham Attack Alumni and is returning to the club this season. Although this will be her first coaching job with the club, it is certainly not her first coaching job. Erica was the assistant coach for the University of Waterloo Women’s Volleyball team from 2016-2018. Erica has also served as the assistant coach for Region Four at the 2016 Summer Games and has six years of coaching experience at various Durham Attack Camps, including our Elite Camp and Beach camps. She has been a fixture around the gyms for the last few years and has embraced the opportunity to give back to the club.

As an athlete. Erica represented Durham Attack from 2005-2011. She then graduated from the club and attended Ryerson where she played Collegiate ball form 2012-2016, winning an OUA Silver medal in 2016. At Ryerson she won various awards for her academics and community excellence and an athlete, including being named as an Academic All-Canadian, two time Devon Lord Brooks Award winner and being recognized at the Ryerson Athletic Banquet as the winner of the G.L. Dobson Community Award.

She continued her excellence at Waterloo where she helped the University of Waterloo secure their first playoff spot in 8 years in the 2017 season and continued that success into 2018. While at Waterloo, she completed a Master’s Degree in Organizational Psychology, focusing on team dynamics and team effectiveness in the workplace.

Erica’s academic and athletic excellence speak for themselves and we are thrilled to have her a member of our coaching staff.

Ali Goc

Girls 17U Vision Assistant Coach

Linda Naccarato

Girls 17U Vision Assistant Coach | linda.naccarato@durhamattack.ca

Mackenzie Coyle

Girls 17U Crimson Head Coach

Jody Bevan

Girls 17U Crimson Assistant Coach

 

Boys 13U

Mike Slean

Boys 13U Venom Head Coach | mike.slean@durhamattack.ca

Mike played his University volleyball at the University of Toronto. He completed both a Bachelor of Physical Education and Health and a Bachelor of Education. With the Varsity Blues, Mike started at Left Side for 5 OUA Championship teams in 5 years. This accomplishment made Mike the first player in OUA history to win 5 Championships. During that time Mike was a 5-Time First Team OUA All-Star and received CIS recognition 4 times as All-Canadian or All-Canadian Honourable Mention. Mike was also an academic All-Canadian in his last year and was nominated twice for both major University of Toronto awards – Athlete of the Year and the Leadership Award. For his efforts at the University of Toronto, Mike was inducted into the U of T Sports Hall of Fame in June of 2018.  Mike continues to play indoor volleyball and was a member of the Toronto Ruffriders Club that won the 2012 Open National Championships and won the 40 and Over division at the 2015 US National Championships as a member of FOG Volleyball Club and was named MVP of the tournament.

On the beach, Mike represented Canada on the FIVB World Tour. Mike came 5th in the 2003 Pan-Am Games in Santa Domingo and also finished 17th in the World Championships in Klagenfurt, Austria. On the Labatt Pro Beach National Tour, Mike won National Tour events in Parlee Beach, New Brunswick and Parksville, British Columbia.

Mike is the owner and head trainer of Team 12 Training. Team 12 Training has provided team training services to Durham Attack Volleyball Club for the past 11 seasons. T12 will again be responsible for training services for the club in the 2018-19 Season.   Mike has been a  Certified Personal Trainer through CSEP for the past 15 years.  He also worked at Durham College teaching the Fitness and Health Promotion Program for 6 years.  

As a coach, Mike is a Level 2 Indoor coach and is entering his 9th year coaching within the club.  This season he will be overseeing the 12-15U boys programs and coaching the 13U Boys.  During his time with the club Mike has been a key part of 4 National Championship teams. This season, Mike is excited to continue to develop the foundation of our boys program.

 

Mike Stanley

Boys 13U Venom Assistant Coach

Stephen McDonald

Boys 13U Talon Head Coach

Adam Pelton

Boys 13U Talon Assistant Coach

 

Boys 14U

Tony Kiriakou

Boys 14U Fierce Head Coach

Tony is returning to Durham Attack for his third year. Although he has only been coaching with the club for a few years, his coaching resume is extensive and varied. Between 1998-2002, Tony was the head coach of the University of Toronto, Scarborough Men’s Team, where he also played. Tony has been the head coach at Uxbridge Secondary School of both the Senior Men’s and Women’s teams since 2002, winning OFSAA Championship in 2016 with the Senior Women. Prior to his joining the 13U boy’s and the DA Goghee staff, where he won a bronze Provincial medal, Tony worked with Aurora Storm and their 18U men’s program in 2015, helping them win a Provincial Silver medal.

As an athlete Tony was a member of the very successful David & Mary Thomson program from 1993-1998.  He continued his career with U of T, playing with the men’s team at Scarborough.

Tony has been teaching at Uxbridge Secondary School since 2002.  He has coached volleyball, hockey and soccer, at multiple levels, encouraging both skill development and participation in sport.  Tony has also been the convenor of the Tigers Volleyball Clinics and Camps since 2006.

Jason Stanat

Boys 14U Fierce Assistant Coach | jason.stanat@durhamattack.ca 

Jason, an elementary teacher with the DDSB, is returning to us for his third year coaching. He has worked in both the men’s and women’s program, coaching 12, 13 and now 14U with the men’s program and 13, 14 and 16 u with the women’s program. His eagerness to develop athletes in our club is evident in everything he does. He works diligently to assist his athletes and is always willing to learn from others and lend his assistance when needed. He has achieved success with both programs winning a Bronze medal with the 13U boys at the 2018 Provincials and in 2017 a 9th place finish at Canadian Nationals.

As an elementary school coach, Jason is very busy. He coaches both Junior and Intermediate teams and in a variety of sports.  His success has been apparent as he has won numerous area championships!

Adam Svendsen

Boys 14U Fierce Assistant Coach

Frobisher Moses

Boys 14U Spitfires Head Coach

Adam Martin

Boys 14U Spitfires Assistant Coach

 

Boys 15U

Winston Rosser

Boys 15U Raiders Head Coach

Winston Rosser enters his sixth season coaching for Durham Attack. He was a standout athlete for the club before going on to have a decorated varsity career as Captain of the University of Guelph Men’s Volleyball Team. He is the Gryphons’ all-time leading scorer and was a multiple First-Team OUA All-Star, First-Team All-Canadian, led the country in serve percentage and was a perennial top-five scorer in Canada. After graduating with an Honours degree in Psychology, he played professionally in Finland.

Winston is a Trained Advanced Development Coach and has previously coached in the Boys’ 16U-18U age divisions, most recently as Head Coach of the 2017-18 Boys’ 17U Black team.

This season, Winston takes on a new role as Head Coach of the Boys’ 15U program. He is excited to work with this group of athletes and is driven to apply his knowledge and experience in volleyball and athletics to help them develop and refine their skills.

Clyde Arceneaux

Boys 15U Raiders Assistant Coach | clyce.arceneaux@durhamattack.ca

Clyde returns to Durham Attack Volleyball this year for a fifth season. Along with volleyball, he has been involved in various other youth sports including coaching soccer, hockey, gymnastics, and other sports as help has been needed over the years.

Clyde is a fully Level 2 certified coach and is currently working on completing his Level 3. Also, Clyde is a Provincial level certified referee, and has completed NCCP training in Rugby, Wrestling, and Gymnastics.

Clyde strongly believes that a strong work ethic will make an even stronger volleyball player.

Michele Cooke

Boys 15U Warriors Head Coach
Michele has been teaching as a High School Phys Ed teacher for over 25 years. She played club volleyball throughout her youth, with the Scarborough Solars Volleyball Club and was part of a Provincial Championship team in her U18 year. Michele went on to play university volleyball at the University of Western Ontario before moving to the Durham Region and changing her focus to tennis. Michele brings a lot of experience to the club with years of experience coaching volleyball at the high school level and developing teams who competed at OFSAA.

Vacant

Boys 15U Warriors Assistant Coach

 

 

Boys 16U

Ryan McIntosh

Boys 16U Voltage Head Coach | ryan.mcintosh@durhamattack.ca

Ryan McIntosh has been raised with Durham Attack, joining in 1998. He has completed 9 seasons with Durham Attack as both a player and a coach. As a player, Ryan played five seasons with Durham Attack, winning two National Championships, two Provincial Championships and one Provincial Silver medal. He also won an OFSAA Championship with Anderson Collegiate. Ryan followed his club and collegiate playing days with a career at Seneca and Durham College where he played four seasons. As a player, Ryan was recognized on many occasions for his athletic prowess. He was a two-time OVA Award of Excellence recipient, Seneca College Rookie of the Year and winner of the Durham College Team leadership award.

As a coach, Ryan has been with Durham Attack for nine seasons. In that time, he has coached in the men’s program, in ages form 14u-18u. As both a head coach and an assistant coach, Ryan won a Provincial Championship at 14u and 18u. He has won a National Bronze medal as well as earning three top ten National finishes. He has also won an OFSAA title with Anderson Collegiate.

 

Boys 17U

Vacant


 

Boys 18U

Ian McNee

Boys 18U Black Head Coach | ian.mcnee@durhamattack.ca

McNee, Ian : Boys 18U Head CoachIan McNee is no stranger to volleyball in Durham and extremely excited to be assuming the helm of the 18u Boys team for the 2018-2019 season. As one of the original coaches with Durham Attack, he has a Provincial title under his belt and seven years of club experience. He also parlayed his success at the club level into a 1998 Ontario Summer Games title. As a constant presence in the LOSSA volleyball world, he has won both a LOSSA and an OFSAA Senior Boys Championship in 2001 at Anderson and then another Senior Boys LOSSA Championship in 2005 with Eastdale. His coaching excellence focuses on the technical demands of the game, the nuances of sophisticated systems and the strength of character needed to be a champion.

We are excited to have Ian re-join us after his hiatus from the club. His knowledge and passion for the game is exciting and we know that he will continue the tradition of excellence that has followed the club!

Matt Brooks

Boys 18U Assistant Coach

 

Physical Trainer

Mike Slean

Slean, Mike : Club Physical Trainer, Boys 13U, 13-14U and 14U Head CoachMike played his University volleyball at the University of Toronto. He completed both a Bachelor of Physical Education and Health and a Bachelor of Education. With the Varsity Blues, Mike started at Left Side for 5 OUA Championship teams in 5 years. This accomplishment made Mike the first player in OUA history to win 5 Championships. During that time Mike was a 5-Time First Team OUA All-Star and received CIS recognition 4 times as All-Canadian or All-Canadian Honourable Mention. Mike was also an academic All-Canadian in his last year and was nominated twice for both major University of Toronto awards – Athlete of the Year and the Leadership Award. For his efforts at the University of Toronto, Mike was inducted into the U of T Sports Hall of Fame in June of 2018.  Mike continues to play indoor volleyball and was a member of the Toronto Ruffriders Club that won the 2012 Open National Championships and won the 40 and Over division at the 2015 US National Championships as a member of FOG Volleyball Club and was named MVP of the tournament.

On the beach, Mike represented Canada on the FIVB World Tour. Mike came 5th in the 2003 Pan-Am Games in Santa Domingo and also finished 17th in the World Championships in Klagenfurt, Austria. On the Labatt Pro Beach National Tour, Mike won National Tour events in Parlee Beach, New Brunswick and Parksville, British Columbia.

Mike is the owner and head trainer of Team 12 Training. Team 12 Training has provided team training services to Durham Attack Volleyball Club for the past 11 seasons. T12 will again be responsible for training services for the club in the 2018-19 Season.   Mike has been a  Certified Personal Trainer through CSEP for the past 15 years.  He also worked at Durham College teaching the Fitness and Health Promotion Program for 6 years.  

As a coach, Mike is a Level 2 Indoor coach and is entering his 9th year coaching within the club.  This season he will be overseeing the 12-15U boys programs and coaching the 13U Boys.  During his time with the club Mike has been a key part of 4 National Championship teams. This season, Mike is excited to continue to develop the foundation of our boys program.

 

Technical Direction

Kelly Blea

Mike May

Mike Bossence

Mike started his career with Durham Attack 14 years ago as a player in the Boys house league program, later showcasing his skills in our competitive program. During his U18 season with the club, his final year, Mike chose instead to coach the 17U boys team who were without a coach and in jeopardy of folding.  Working diligently throughout the year to develop this group  the team won a Gold medal at Provincials and National Championships, making Mike one of youngest Head coaches in North America to win a Gold medal in Provincials and Nationals in the same year. That same season Mike won the Durham Attack Achievement of Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport of Volleyball – 2009-2010.

As a player, Mike was a member of the Men’s Durham College Volleyball program as a setter in his rookie year, taking home the Rookie of the Year Award in the 2010-2011 season.

Taking his coaching career further, Mike currently is a talent scout for the University of Western Men’s Volleyball program and has been since 2011.

Mike has taken his expertise into the US working with volleyball training business, Volleyball 1on1; a business that limelights the importance of focus training through developing cultures, specialized tactics, drills, and growth mindsets.  Mike has travelled throughout the US (Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, New Mexico, Tennessee to name a few to reconstruct high school programs with specialized training, coaching clinics, college/university preparation and professional competition preparation.  Mike has also dedicated his focus utilizing ways to develop team dynamics and the construction and teachings of system configuration for volleyball from the fundamental beginnings of each new team. 

Along with being the owner and founder of his own volleyball academy; Bossence Volleyball Academy, Mike finished the 2017-2018 season with 3 time NCAA Division1 National Champions, The Ohio State Men’s Volleyball Program working diligently with international/domestic players and program development, analytics and creating intuitive practice planning and team strategy as well as specialized Olympic style training for peak physical performance. 

In the off season, Mike offers his expertise to the annual Ohio Sates Men’s Volleyball recruitment camps every summer grooming future recruits ages 11-18.

Mike is a certified professional coach, working with coaches from the Junior Team USA National Program, Senior Team Australia, as well as close relationships with executives from countries such as Sweden, Norway and Australia.

This season Mike is excited to be working with our U16-U18 Boys and Girls Durham Attack teams as one of our technical directors detailing skills and focus levels while hosting clinics and seminars.

 

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