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 15U Girls Black coach Kevin Hellyer.
We’re very pleased to have Joel Banbury leading our 14U girls program this year. He is a fantastic coach to work at this age level and its evident that whenever he is in the gym with young athletes they are developing good fundamental skills and are having a lot of fun doing it. Which are absolutely our two most important goals at the younger ages.
Joel begins his 6th year as head coach for volleyball in the Durham Region. He is entering his 4th year with Durham Attack. After growing up in Orillia, Banbury received an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology from Western, where he became very interested in coaching. Joel has demonstrated much success both at the club level and in the school system. His school teams are consistently in the top 16 of Durham and he has won multiple Durham Championships.
In his first year of coaching with Durham Attack Joel took a B Team to win a Tier II National Title. He later went on to win the East Coast Championships in Pennsylvania and Silver Medals at the Provincial Championships. Last year Joel worked with the club’s C Team at the 13U Level and they finished in the top 16 of the Province. Last year Joel received the OVA Award of Excellence in Coaching.
Joel is also an avid baseball fan and can be found quite regularly taking in the Jays games. He has a daughter Tannis, 6, and a son Tate, 3. When he is not coaching volleyball he spends his time with his children and wife Cherie.
The club is very excited to have Joel lead the 14U Black Team this year. His record has consistently shown a history of tremendous skill development in players, leading to winning teams.
Meet Joel in the gym when our tryouts start on September 6th.