Durham Attack Adds Experienced Mentor Coaches


Durham Attack Adds Experienced Mentor Coaches

Its all about the coaching.  While we pride ourselves in running a progressive and well structured organization, our ultimate success in developing our athletes is dependant upon our coaches.  For the past week we have been profiling the coaches leading some of our programs, and their experience runs deep and their track record is evident in their success at the provincial and national level.

But we are always striving to improve what we offer.  We’re excited to announce that we will have two extremely experienced and talented coaches acting as our Mentor Coaches for 2014-2015. With collective experience leading club, college, university and provincal organizations.   Each mentor coach will work with with a group of our coaches and teams to help transfer knowledge and provide technical support, supplementing an already broad and deep coaching staff.   They do not have dedicated coaching assignments.  Their role is to magnify the impact that our coaches can have on your athletes.  Both coaches bring a wealth of outside experience as well as multiple years exposure to coaching within our club.

Scott Handley – Mentor Coach, 16-18U Teams

Scott has had a long and storied volleyball career.  After degrees in Physical Education and Sports Admin from University of Lethbridge, Scott has spent more than 25 years in volleyball.  He is fully NCCP Level 1 and 2 certified, and has his Level 3 Technical certification.

His coaching experience includes:

  • Technical Director, BC Volleyball Association (1989-1994)
  • Assistant Coach, University of Calgary Women’s Volleyball Team (2000-2005)
  • Assistant Coach, University of British Columbia, Women’s Volleyball Team (1988-1993)
  • Head Coach, UBC, Junior Women’s Volleyball Team (1988-1993)
  • Head Coach, Team BC, Juvenile Women’s Volleyball Team, Western Canada Summer Games (1990 & 1995)
  • Mission Staff, Technical Director (Volleyball), Canada Summer Games (1992-1993)
  • Assistant Coach, Western CIAU Women’s High Performance Team (1998)
  • Assistant Coach, Team Alberta, Juvenile Women’s Volleyball Team, Canada Summer Games (1985-1988)
  • Head Coach, University of Lethbridge, Women’s Volleyball (1985-1988)
  • Head Coach, University of Lethbridge Men’s Volleyball Team (1988)
  • Assistant Coach, Durham Attack (2012-2014)

Carol Hart, Mentor Coach 13-15U Teams

Carol is no stranger to volleyball. Carol played at the high school and College level and competed within the OVA. Carol’s biggest accomplishments were helping lead the Durham College Lords to OCAA Tier I and II Gold medals and a CCAA National Championship Bronze medal. Carol was well awarded for her play on the court as she was selected as MVP in the OCAA’s both years, All Canadian selection, OCAA Women’s Volleyball All Millennium Team, Durham College Hall of Fame, OCAA Hall of fame. After College Carol continued to play at the senior women’s level with the OVA for 20 years only stopping due to knee injuries.

Carol started her coaching career while in college, coaching at the Durham College sports camps. For the past 15 years as coach at Olympia sports camp in Huntsville for boys and girls aged 9-18. Carol has coached with different volleyball clubs over the years, from Genesis in the 80’s, Ganaraska Wolves in the 90’s and DRVC 2009. Carol has also coached her boys baseball and soccer teams at the house league level.

Carol joined Durham Attack in 2010.  After coaching within Durham Attack, Carol took on the task of coaching the Sandford Fleming College womens team for the past season. She returns to Durham Attack to again work with the younger athletes in our club.

Please join us in welcoming Scott and Carol to their new roles.

Part of a continuing series introducing DA coaches.  Look for new coaches each day.  Previously we introduced 18U Girls Black Head Coach Dwayne Cochrane, 18U Boys Black head coach Ian Eibbitt, 13U Girls coach Melonie Allin and 14U Girls Black Coach Joel Banbury, 15U Girls Black coach Kevin Hellyer, Boys 17U Black coach Clyde Arceneaux, 16U Girls coach Chris Williamson, 15U Boys coach Mike Richardson.

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