We’re excited to announce that veteran coach Ian Eibbitt will be the head coach of our boys 18U Black team for the coming 2014-2015 season.
An experienced coach at all age levels, Ian has been particularly influential in the development of some of our most successful senior teams and athletes. He joined the club in 2008 when he helped coach our girls 18U Black to their fifth consecutive National Championship. Since then he has has coached very successful teams on both the girls and boys sides, last coaching our 2012-2013 Boys 18U Black. He assisted with coaching this season’s Boys 18U Black team, the 2014 Ontario Provincial Champions.
Ian has also been heavily involved with the OVA’s Athlete Development Programs. He is the head coach of this summer’s Team Ontario 18U Boys program. For the past three years Ian has been a member of the coaching staff at the OVA’s High Performance Centre and was Assistant Coach of 2013 Team Ontario. In the winter of 2012, he coached the Region 4 boys’ team and in 2010 led the Region 4 girls to a gold medal at the Ontario Summer Games in Sudbury.
In 1998 Ian was the recipient of a Recognition Award from the Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA) for outstanding contributions to the sport. Most recently he received the OVA’s Special Achievement Award which recognizes distinguished and superior contributions to the development in the field of fitness and amateur sport. Ian has also chaired committees for the OVA as well as Volleyball Canada.
As a fully certified NCCP level II indoor coach and level III technical coach, he believes the work ethic and fundamentals required for volleyball success are parallel to those needed in life. Ian brings a unique perspective to coaching through the many different hats he’s worn within the volleyball community and beyond. His playing experiences are vast, including playing on the Provincial Team which competed in the Canada Games and for many years outdoor on the Pro Beach Tour.
For the past 27 years Ian has been involved with Madawaska Volleyball Camp. He developed the exclusive beach camp and is currently the Director of both Madawaska Volleyball and All-Sport Camps. Ian has also been involved in volleyball through his co-ownership of Overkill from 1991 to 2009, a sports clothing company that is an enthusiastic supporter and sponsor of volleyball in Canada.
Ian also runs very successful Teambuilding and Leadership weekends for club and university teams. These weekends quickly bond the athletes and their coaching staff early in the season which develops camaraderie, communication and trust.
Finally, during the day, and sometimes nights, Ian is a Platoon Chief with the Pickering Fire Services.
All of these experiences contribute to making Ian a well-rounded coach. His focus has always been on the complete player and the team as a unit.
Join us in welcoming Ian in this import role for the 2014-2015 season.
2014 – Head Coach Team Ontario’s 19U Men’s Provincial Team Program.
Current Region 4 Indoor ADP Chair and Technical Director.
2013 – Member of Team Ontario’s 18U Men’s Provincial Team Coaching Staff.
Durham Attack Volleyball Club – Technical Co-ordinator for 16-18U programs.
June 2012 – guest coach at 18U male and female HPC open try-outs.
May 2012 – guest coach at 19U female Provincial Team selection camp.
May 2012 – Assisted in coaching Leaside Lightning 18U Tier 1 Women’s Provincial Champions and a fifth place finish at Nationals.
March, 2012 – Head coach of Region 4 Ontario Winter Games men’s team.
2011-2012 – Head Coach of Durham Attack 18U Boys
Summer of 2011/2012 – Female guest coach at the OVA High Performance Centre and Provincial Team Selection Camp.
Summer of 2010 – Head coach for Region 4 women’s team which captured the gold medal at the Ontario Summer Games in Sudbury.
2009 – 2010 – Assisted in coaching Durham Attack 18U women to back-to-back Provincial Championship gold medals and a National Championship in 2009.