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Nick (“Chewy”) has recently joined us from Australia, and is taking
advantage of our new international coaching exchange program.

Chewy’s quick volleyball Bio:

  • Has played Volleyball since 1997

  • Member of the University of Technology Sydney Volleyball Club
    since 2000

  • Ex Vice President of UTS Volleyball Club

  • Qualified Level 1 Coach

  • Coached Men’s UTS Volleyball Club State League Team: Best result
    2008 State Champions

  • Coached Women’s UTS Volleyball Club State League Teams: Best
    Result 2009 State Champions

  • Attended 2008 Australian Institute of Sport National Coaching
    High-Performance Symposium

Welcome Chewy!


Robert is a volleyball fanatic, and one of the most respected coaches
in the province.  Nothing gives him greater
pleasure than working with athletes of all ages.  As the founder
and head coach of the Chinese nine men volleyball club Connex, Robert has won
numerous titles and championships.  As a member of the coaching
staff at Bronte Beach and Durham Attack, he has worked with numerous
teams that have medaled at their respective Provincial and National Championships.
is renowned for his technical knowledge and is s setting specialist.
He has worked with girls and boys teams of all ages over the years.

Working with players from the club level to the Provincial programs he
is renowned for his setting knowledge and scouting ability. 

2009-2010 Robert will be working in our 15U program


Mandi is a
recent graduate of the Durham Lords volleyball program.  She
had a stellar career and has been
awarded one of the highest honours that Durham College bestows upon
its athletes. 
We are
happy to have Mandi working with our 14U Black team this season.

Chris Dunn

As a Phys
Ed teacher at Captain Michael Vandenbos, Chris is used to working with
athletes of all levels to improve their athletic skills.
coaches volleyball, basketball and track, and has led a number of
junior and intermediate girls volleyball teams to DEAA championships.

fortunate to have Chris develop our younger athletes,
who are so important to the future success of the club.


Email Ian

Ian has
vast volleyball experience as an athlete competing on the Canada
Games Team in 1987 and continuing his playing career on the Pro
Beach Tour during the late ’80’s to mid ’90’s with his partner Marc

For the
past 22 years Ian has been involved with

Madawaska Volleyball Camp.

He developed the exclusive beach camp at Madawaska and is currently
the Director of both Madawaska Volleyball Camp and All-Sports Camp.

Ian was
also 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, and our clothing
provider for Durham Attack.

In 1998
and again in 2009 Ian was the recipient of Recognition Awards from
the Ontario Volleyball Association for outstanding contributions to
the sport of volleyball. He has also chaired committees for the
Ontario Volleyball Association as well as Volleyball Canada.

Ian also
runs very successful Teambuilding and Leadership weekends for
our club and other rep sports teams at Camp Walden, and this program
has had rave reviews and has become one of the signature
components of Durham Attack.

2008-2009 Ian helped lead our 18U girls to the 18U Provincial and
National Championships. In 2009-2010, Ian along with Evan Williams
led our 18U girls back to repeat as Provincial Champions. This past
summer Ian was the head coach of the Region 4 team that captured the
Gold medal at the Ontario Summer Games.

Ian is excited about working with fellow coach Curtis Gilfillan and
has high expectations for their 17U girls this season.

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Elliott has been a member of the Durham Attack coaching staff for
five years.  Lisa is a teacher with the Durham District School board
and coaches young athletes in both volleyball and basketball.  She has
worked in the 15U-16U program and was an assistant coach in 2004 to
the 15U National Bronze Medalists and an assistant coach in 2005 with
the 16U Provincial Bronze medalists.  Lisa is the calm, quiet,
responsible one on the coaching staff who listens to the players and
adds wisdom and perspective to any situation.


Email Curtis

Curtis is excited this year to be working with Ian Eibbitt and the
girls 17U Black team for the 2010-2011 season.

Curtis has had the opportunity to work not only with high level
athletes during his career, but he has been able to learn from the
great coaches that have surrounded him during his time as a coach.  He has been able to take what has learned over the years and apply
it to his teams to help them succeed.

In 2009, Curtis coached the girls 17U Black team to a provincial
Silver and national Bronze.  In the summer of 2010 he also helped coach the
Region 4 girls
team to a Gold medal at the Ontario Summer Games.

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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 when
she helped 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.

This year Carol looks forward to coaching the 13u girls with Durham
Attack, to share her passion for the sport of volleyball. To make
every player the player they can be!

Carol has 3 children aged 26, 17, 15 and has been employed the past
10 years at a pharmaceutical company called Purdue Pharma in

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played Durham College Varsity volleyball for three seasons. This
team was an OCAA provincial contender all three years and Don was
selected as the MVP of the Durham Men’s team on his graduating year.
He also played club volleyball for many years following graduation.

Don has played in competitive invitational tournaments both men’s
and co-ed for many years. He has been involved in organizing club
run fundraising tournaments.
He has coached for the past 25 years at
Olympia Sports camp in Huntsville.  Don coached senior women’s
volleyball with the Genesis Volleyball Club for 5 years whom
contended in the OVA sanctioned tournaments that resulted in 1
provincial gold, 2 provincial bronze, and two CCAA silver medals.

Don coached Durham college men’s varsity for three years that
resulted in 1 OCAA provincial bronze and one CCAA showing. Don also
was a member of the CCAA host committee in 1990 when Durham College
hosted the National Championships.

Don has been employed at General Motors
in Oshawa for 26 years.  His current position is Facility

Don is very excited to return to coaching club volleyball again this
year with his wife Carol and fulfilling a long term goal of

Kevin Hellyer

Kevin Hellyer joined the Durham Attack coaching staff in the Fall of
1999.  Since then he has had a huge impact on the Club and has
developed many of the top athletes in the province.  In 2002 he was the assistant coach
of the
16U Western National Champions and in 2004 he was
the head coach of the 15U Eastern Canadian Bronze medalists and the
2005 16U Provincial Bronze medalists.   In 2007 Kevin
coached our 14U Black girls to their first National Championship.
In 2008 Kevin’s 15U Girls won Ontario 15U and 16U championships as
well as the 15U Nationals East Championship.  In 2009 his 15U
girls won Silver medals at both Nationals East and Nationals West.

In 2009
Kevin received a R
Award from the Ontario Volleyball Association for his outstanding
contribution to the sport of volleyball in the province.

Kevin is an enthusiastic coach who teaches his athletes the values of
hard work and the joy of achieving success as both an individual and
as a member of the team.  He has been the lead coach at the Durham
Attack girls summer camp and is eager to help young athletes fall in
love with volleyball.  He supports his girls year round,
following their progress on the beach during the summer.

When Kevin is not in the gym or on the beach
court somewhere, he is an avid hockey player.

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This is Julie’s third year coaching with Durham Attack.  Julie
started off as a Parent Rep in 2006 with the 13U White Team, and
quickly fell in love with the sport of volleyball.  In 2007/08
Julie switched from the Parent Rep/Mom role, to the role of Assistant
Coach with the 13U Girls Black Team.  After a season with the 14U
girls, this season Julie is once
again assisting with the 15U girls, and is looking forward
to an exciting year of volleyball!

Off the court Julie is an Executive Assistant at Sony Canada,
in the Supply Chain Group Division, where she has worked for the past
15 years.


Leung is no stranger to the game of volleyball.  From an early
age he was a fixture in the gym, following his brother Hoi around to
practices and tournaments.   Kevin played with the
Scarborough Solars and Bronte Beach volleyball clubs in the 90’s and has been a member of the coaching
staff with both Bronte Beach and the Titans Volleyball Club.  

During 2006-2007 Kevin helped
coach the 16U Black team to the Ontario, National East and National
West Championships.  

We look for more great things
from Kevin this year as he works with our 15U Red athletes. 


Jacek is returning to Durham Attack for his second year of coaching.  He has extensive coaching experience that and a solid foundation as a
player.  Jacek played on the adult semi-professional volleyball club
RKS Sarmata in Poland, while still in high school.  After arriving in
Toronto he played adult A/AA OVA club volleyball but was forced to
retire after 2 seasons due to a back injury.

As a high school Health and Physical Education teacher in Toronto
Jacek has coached junior/senior boys and girls volleyball teams for
the past 15 years.  In 2002 he led a team to qualify for OFSSA
championship, without having any OVA players on the roster.  Jacek was
also the assistant coach of the Seneca College varsity mens volleyball
team for 4 years, with the best being an OCAA bronze medal.

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Linda has
been with Durham Attack for four years, as a house league coach, a
SPIKES coach, and as assistant coach for 13U Black, 14U Red
and 15U Red girls.  Linda will be part of the coaching staff of the 16U
program this year.

Outside of
her club duties, Linda has

been coaching for ten years at
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School

where her teams have been the DCDSB Champions four out of five
years, placing in the top four for two out of three years at the
Elementary Provincial Championships.  Her team was also the
Provincial Champions for the Catholic cup in 2007.

Linda’s other interests include pottery and
Kickboxing (where she has a brown belt).  She is currently an
occasional teacher with DCDSB and an instructor at the Pickering
Potters Studio.


Troy has
always been found on the volleyball court, playing varsity
volleyball in university and in local beach leagues, though he has
spent the last 10 years coaching hockey and soccer teams.
Fortunately, 3 years ago Troy joined Durham Attack and coached a
very successful year with one of the best developmental coaches,
Chris Dunn.  Together Troy and Chris developed the base
technical skills of young players on the 13U White team in 2008;
many of these players made the 14U Black team the following year, a
testament to the program they ran together.  In 2009 Troy
coached with the Girls 13U Red ; the team performed exceptionally
well in tournaments and ultimately at Provincials.

Troy is very passionate about volleyball and in particular about the
development of our young players. He excels at teaching fundamental
skills. Troy is usually found smiling and having fun with his team,
always making practices and games enjoyable for the players which is
particularly important in the early years.

We are excited that Troy will again be working with us on the Girls
14U Red team.

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Roland is returning for his second year of coaching with Durham
Attack. As an indoor player he played club volleyball with the
Scarborough Solars, and made it to the final cut for the junior
national team.  He also played the beach circuit when it was just
starting in Ontario.  He has just gotten back into playing in
2008 with Invado and Out of Hand.

As a coach he has coached women’s teams for the Scarborough Solars and
coached the senior girls team at Crestwood S.S. under the guidance of
Norm Dysart.


Piccione is an NCCP level II certified Indoor and Beach volleyball
coach and has been a teacher at Ajax High School for 11 years.
He coached for the
Scarborough Titans Volleyball Club from 1997-1999 and was a member of
the Titans Juvenile and Midget girls Provincial and National teams’
coaching staff.

coached our 14U girls to a Nationals East Silver medal in 2008-2009,
and is
heading up our 15U Girls program this season.  We foresee great things
from that group of girls.

Darryl Reid

the 2009-2010 season Darryl will  take on the challenge of being
head coach of the 16u Red team.  Darryl looks forward to working
with Kevin, Mike, John, and Linda to develop a great 16u Program.

As an Educational Assistant at Monsignor John Pereyma High School,
Darryl is the head coach of the Senior Boys and Girls Volleyball
teams.  Darryl encourages each athlete to develop a passion for
competition that comes from within.  Hard work, dedication, and a
team first attitude will be the expectation of 16u Red.  As is
always the case, Darryl will have tremendous support from his wife
Natalie who continues to be supportive of his passion and commitment
to Durham Attack.   As well 4 year old Kylie, and 1 year old
Alyssa will be close to Daddy’s side on the volleyball court.Outside of
Darryl has led the Oshawa Junior Legionaires, a
19-21 year old baseball team, to an undefeated regular season and a
Silver Medal at the Provincial Championships, with an overall record
of 36-3.  He will look to use this experience to motivate and
guide each Durham Attack athlete to achieve their full potential.

Mike Slean

Mike is
the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Durham Attack, and has been
instrumental in the development of our individual athletes and our
teams.  He is the personal trainer for our 2009 Provincial team
athletes.  He was the team trainer for Big Black, who in 2009 won
their fifth straight National Championship.
represented Canada on the FIVB World Tour for seven years.
During that time he took a 5th at the Pan American Games and a 17th at
the World Championships.

Indoors, as captain of the University of
Toronto mens’ team, Mike won 5 OUAA Championships.  In his 5 seasons, Mike was
named OUAA Rookie of the Year, 5 Time First Team Ontario All-Star, 2
time OUAA Playoff MVP and 4 times was recognized as an All-Canadian.

Currently Mike plays indoor volleyball with the Toronto Blues Brothers
and the Master’s National Team.  On the beach, Mike took a third
in Elite Men’s Provincials in 2007.

A fitness
consultant and personal trainer, Mike’s
company Team 12 Training provides our strength and conditioning
training.  During the summer
Solstice Sport
, in partnership with
Mark Reilly, also provides a summer
beach program for many of our players. 

Kim Todd
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Kim is one
of our

Durham Attack alumni
who have
returned to the Club after a very successful college career playing
for Marquette and a professional career in Europe.  Kim is
coaching our 18U girls this season.

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Kelly is
one of our

Durham Attack alumni
who have
returned to the Club after a very successful college career playing
for the University of Northern Arizona and a professional career in
Europe.  Kelly is coaching our 18U girls this season.

Evan Williams

Evan Williams

Evan is
our lead Technical Director for 2010-2011.  He
has been a member of the Durham Attack coaching staff for eight years
and has worked hard to
develop our athletes as they have risen through the ranks. 
In 2009
Evan led 18U ‘Big Black’ to their fifth consecutive Provincial and
National championship.  For the summer of 2009 Evan was head
coach of Team Ontario 17U.  In 2010 he was head coach of
Team Ontario 18u who won the NTTC national championship.  As head coach within Durham Attack
Evan has also won the 2005 14U Provincial and National
Championships, the 2006 15U Provincial and National Championships, and
a 2007 18U National Bronze medal.   He was the Volleyball
Prospects 17U coach for the summer of 2008.

He has represented Region 4 as the Athlete
Development Chair and was named the OVA Developmental
Coach of the Year
in 2007.

At the
university level Evan has acted as assistant coach at the

University of Waterloo,
and for the past
years has been assistant coach at the

University of Western Ontario,

where he continues to coach today.

Chris Williamson

Chris Williamson

A teacher
with the Durham District School Board, Chris has been with the Durham
Attack Volleyball Club from the very start.  As a thirteen-year
coaching veteran, Chris has coached in all divisions of the
competitive program and is the founder of the Durham Attack House
League program and the Summer Camp. 
He was the Assistant
Coach at the University of Guelph during the 2004-2005 season and has
assisted with the Ontario Provincial B team and traveled to Winnipeg
as a guest coach with the Youth National team.  Chris moonlights
as a lacrosse and baseball coach for his twelve-year-old son.

was named the Ontario Volleyball Association Coach of the Year in
2004.  Perhaps
his proudest accomplishment, though, is that he was the potato sack
race champ of EQAO.

lower on the accomplishment scale, he has coached numerous teams to
National Championships, his latest being the 2007 16U Black team that
were Ontario Champions and National East & West Champions.
In 2009 Chris coached our 16U girls to Ontario and Nationals West
Silver medals. 

As we
implement LTAD within the Club and we have identified resources with
the skills required to develop our younger players.  Chris has
taken on the role of developing our 14U Red girls for 2009-2010.

Nina Zarosky

This is
Nina’s third season coaching with Durham Attack. She played high
school volleyball and was an original member of the Ganaraska Wolves.
After her club career Nina played for Seneca College and helped them
to win back-to-back OCAA championships and CCAA bronze medals.

Nina has
more than 20 years of experience as a player and this has translated
into great experience for coaching.  She is very passionate about
volleyball and still plays today.

coaches because she wants to give back to the sport that she loves,
and her daughter now shares the same passion.

Team Coaches


This is
Mikes 8th year with Durham Attack.

Mike started as a player at the age of 13.  At 14, due to a strong
desire to coach, he started coaching with Scott Burrows at the
Durham Attack boys house league.   At 15 he started his Level 1 NCCP coaching certificate and is in the process of attaining his
Level 2.

Mike played until his 17U year.  For the 18U season, instead of
playing his final year with Durham Attack, he chose instead to coach
the 17U boys team who were without a coach and were in jeopardy of
folding.  They brought home Gold in their division at Provincials and

He has coached at the Durham Attack Summer Camp for the past 3
summers.  He was able to work with boys and girls ages 7-16
with different levels of skill and learn further from “seasoned”
coaches at the camp.

In 2010 he won the Durham Attack Volleyball Club Award for his
outstanding contribution to volleyball.

At the age of 18, in his rookie year, Mike was the starting setter
for the Durham Lords Varsity Team. While playing in his rookie year,
going 9-0, he continued to Head Coach for Durham Attack taking the
14U Boys team (this being his 3rd year coaching Rep). Mike has just
finished Provincials where he took his 10th place team and finished
a strong 4th.  His boys attended Nationals in Sherbrooke Quebec
and won Gold in Tier 2 – an excellent finish to a great year. To top
it off Mike also won ”2010-2011 Durham College Men’s Volleyball
Rookie of the Year”.

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is one of our 2005

has returned to Durham Attack to help build the boys program he
played in.   
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Email Scott Burrows

Scott is
the President and founder of the Durham Attack Volleyball Club.
He is the Head Coach of Durham Attack Boys.  A level 3 certified
volleyball coach, former York University varsity player and former Provincial Team
coach, Scott has coached
numerous high school and Durham Attack teams over the years.

On Fridays
throughout the volleyball season Scott can be found personally coaching
players at our boys house league program and building Durham Attack
the grass roots way, from the bottom up, one player at a time.


Email Scott Burrows

Mike is
head coach of our 18U boys for 2010-2011.  Mike is also the
assistant coach of the University of Toronto Blues men’s team.

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Lawrence has just completed his
year with Durham Attack, having coached with 14U, 15U, 16U and 17U
In 2006 he was part of the coaching team that helped to win Gold for
Attack at Tier 1 provincials and Silver at Nationals in Sherbrooke.
In 2007 his team was very close to the medals – finishing 4th at

Prior to joining Durham Attack, Lawrence played many roles in the most
successful National team program in Volleyball Canada history, Team
Canada Disabled Volleyball.  He retired as an athlete after winning a
Silver medal at the Paralympic Games in Sydney Australia and continues
as a member of the disabled volleyball committee.  Lawrence is also a
volunteer with the Canadian Paralympic Committee, helping to prepare
teams to represent Canada in future Paralympic games.

is the driving force behind the new Sitting Volleyball program at
Durham Attack, the first integrated sitting program in North


Jeff is a

Durham Attack alumni
who has come back to
conintue building the Club. 

We’re thrilled to have Chris back
with us and working with our athletes, teaching what he has learned in a long
and distinguished club and varsity career.

Chris starting
playing volleyball at the age of 10 in Grade 4 at Meadowcrest P.S.
After 9 years of school ball, 7 years with Durham Attack, Chris played Libero for the University of Western
Ontario, where he graduated from Kinesiology in 2009.  

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Chris’s accomplishments include:

  • 2004 – 2009 – University of Western Ontario Volleyball Team

  • 2004 – All Star Award Nationals Moncton (5th place)

  • 2003 – Team Ontario Libero

  • 2003 – DAVC Achievement of Excellence Award

  • 2002 – All Star Award Nationals Calgary – Silver

  • 2002 – DAVC Achievement of Excellence Award

  • 2001 – DAVC Team Leadership Award
  • Sinclair SS Volleyball – 3 consecutive LOSSA Gold

is coaching our boys 16U team for 2010-2011.

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Hoi Leung

is a Vice-Principal with the Durham District School Board.  In
his past roles as a teacher Hoi has worked with troubled students, in both the elementary and
secondary panel, and brings with him a vast knowledge of both
volleyball and youth. 
joining the Durham Attack in 2003, he was a coach with the Bronte
Beach Club.  Hoi has worked at all levels of volleyball in the
Province, leading the Region 4 to a summer games bronze in 1998,
assisting with both the Men’s 2000 Provincial team and
with the Women’s 2005 provincial team who won Gold at Canada Summer
Games in Regina.   He was also an Assistant Coach with the University
of Toronto women’s team. 

With Durham Attack, Hoi has
had great success leading the 18U
program and has had five of his athletes
named to the 2005 Women’s Provincial team and seen a number of his athletes
receive full scholarships.

After a brief leave of absence after the birth of his daughter
Andorra, Hoi has returned to support our boys teams as one of our two
Technical Directors.

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returns to us in 2009-2010 to work with Ryan McIntosh and Scott
Burrows to build a solid foundation for our boys side of the Club in
our 14U program.
Michael had
a successful playing career with Durham Attack, including winning
the boys’ National Championship in 1999, and playing for Region 4 in
the Ontario Summer Games.  He won the Outstanding Achievement
award in 1997 and 1999.  Michael was Athlete of the Year at
Henry Street in 2002 and volleyball MVP.  Michael went on to play OUA varsity baseball while studying
engineering at McMaster University, where he was named to the OUA first all-star
team in 2007.

As an
assistant coach of our 18U boys team in 2008-2009, Michael helped
coach them to a provincial bronze medal and top ten national finish.
He also coached the 2008 Henry Street senior boys volleyball team to
a top 4 finish.

excited to have Michael back and look for great things in 14U!

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Jeff is a

Durham Attack alumni
who has come
back to conintue building the Club.
returns to us in 2009-2010 to work with Michael May and Scott
Burrows to build a solid foundation for our boys side of the Club in
our 14U program.

Ryan had
a successful six year playing career with Durham Attack, including winning
two Provincial and two National championships, and the OVA Award of
Excellence.  He attended Anderson
Collegiate where he won a AAAA OFSAA Championship. 

Ryan went on to play OCAA varsity volleyball
at Seneca College, where he was named Rookie of the Year and was an
OCAA All-Star.   He has also played for College of the
Rockies in BC, and Durham College where he won the team Leadership

As a
coach he has coached in the Durham Attack house league. for the 20U
Provincials team at College of the Rockies, and as an
assistant coach of our 18U boys team in 2008-2009, which won a provincial bronze medal and top ten national finish.

excited to have Ryan back and look for great things in 14U!


Mike is
the head coach of our 16U boys for 2009-2010. 

played varsity for McMaster University while studying Physical
Education, and received Rookie of the Year honours for the team’s
1984/1985 season. His play continued in OVA and on the inaugural Pro
Beach series throughout the 1990’s.

Mike began coaching while at McMaster, leading the Westdale Senior
Boys to appearances in AAA Boys’ OFSAA for the two years he coached
them. His coaching continued at the High School level for nearly ten
years while in the Scarborough Board of Education for Maplewood High
School.  He has also enjoyed coaching baseball, soccer, hockey
and curling for both his daughter Randi’s and son Patrick’s early

Mike joined Durham Attack 2007 as an Assistant Coach with the U14 Boys
Black along side Andrew Brubacher. Since then he has taken on Head
Coaching duties for both the 15U and 16U Boy’s Black teams over the
past two seasons, leading the 15U Boys to a Gold medal in Tier II at
the Ontario Provincial Championships last year.  The athletes and
coaching staff are looking for more success this year as they prepare
for the Ontario and National Championships
this spring.

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is a
Durham Attack alumni
who has come
back to conintue building the Club.

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Alumni –
Past Coaches


Botica-Grover, newly married on August 10, is a former Ohio State University

She is a teacher in the Durham Catholic District School Board.
Originally from Windsor, she represented the Ontario Provincial Team
from 1994-1997 and was a part of the Canada Games Team.  Anne
received a scholarship to play for Ohio State University where she was
a starting outside hitter. 

graduated in 2002 and finished her career as a member of the 12-player
Mid-West Regional All star team.  She has received numerous Big Ten
Player selections and Big Ten player of the week recognitions.

After her playing career, she
accepted a coaching position at Ohio University, a Division I
institution where she was assistant coach and helped the team win two
Conference Championships.  Not only has she coached at both the
club and university level, she has also coached a Sr. Boys and Girls
High School Team in Windsor. 

recently re-visited Ohio State where she worked with coach Jim Stone
at his summer camps.

Anne was an assistant coach with Durham Attack during the 2006-2007
season, working with the U15 Black squad that won the National
Championship in Moncton. 

She is
leading our 17U girls program for the 2007-2008 season and will be
head coach of 17U Black.


After coaching the 14U boys for two
seasons, Andrew is taking some time off to spend with his new daughter
Lauren, born just four days after 2008 Provincials.


Courtney is
a teacher with
the Durham District School Board, teaching Physical Education
to all grades and coaching both volleyball and basketball in the
elementary school setting.  She also organizes a number of leadership
development opportunities at her school, encouraging youth.   In her
spare time, Courtney coaches women’s field lacrosse, and is a personal

Courtney has been an assistant
coach in the 14U and 13U divisions.

Julie Clark

Julie Clark has been with the Durham Attack volleyball club for three
years.  She has worked with athletes age 13-16 and was an
assistant coach with both the 16U Black Provincial Champions (2004),
the 14U Black Provincial and
National Champions (2005), and the 15U Black National and Provincial
Champions (2006). 

Julie is a high school coach at Ajax High School
where she is dedicated to developing a quality program and encouraging
athletes to play the game of volleyball.  When Julie is not coaching,
you will find her in a gym or on a field playing basketball,
volleyball, soccer ultimate frisbee or hockey.

and Tom are taking some time off volleyball to spend time with their
new daughter

Hannah Chloe Clark,
born during
Nationals East 2006.

Tom Clark
Clark is a teacher at Port Perry High school.  With his stoic
manner and his strong knowledge of the game, Tom is an excellent asset
to the club.  Working with Evan and Julie Clarke, Tom was a
member of the 14U squad (2005) and the 15U squad (2006) that won both
Provincial and National titles both years.  An avid athlete in
his own right, Tom is a hockey player and coaches both varsity hockey
and soccer at Port Perry High School.
and Tom are taking some time off volleyball to spend time with their
new daughter

Hannah Chloe Clark,
born during
Nationals East 2006.


A former volleyball player and figure skater, Melissa is no stranger
to hard work and determination and relishes the challenge of sharing
her love of sport with the girls in our club.   Melissa
played post-secondary volleyball at Niagara College, where as libero
she earned the 2001-2002 Female Athlete of the Year award. 

Melissa has just completed her third season with the club.  In
her first year, Melissa ran the 12U program and served as the head
coach of the 12U Black Silver medalists.  In her second year she
helped coach 16U Black to Provincial and  National East
Championships.  In her third year she helped coach the 2007 16U
Black team to Ontario, National East and National West championships.

thus accomplished just about all you can coaching at the club level in
Canada, Melissa is taking some well-deserved time off this season with
her new daughter Blake.  But we suspect you will see her around
the gym now and then.

Darryl Cooper

Darryl has experience as a varsity player, as a coach, and in running
a volleyball club.  He joined Durham Attack when his daughter
joined our House League in 2004.  He later assisted in coaching
the 12U White team in 2005/06.   This year Darryl is head
coach of our 13U Red team.

Darryl played for the Humber College varsity team for 3 years.
Prior to joining Durham Attack Darryl was a founding member of the
Thistletown Volleyball Club in 1978 where he played, coached boys and
girls at all levels, and was the President up until 2003.

Darryl owns his own rental company and can be found camping,

golfing, or playing squash in

his spare time.


Tara joins us from British Columbia, where she coached with the
Coquitlam Ducks Volleyball Club. She will be helping coach our 17U
Black girls this year.


Patti is is a great addition to our boys’ program this year and is
thrilled to be back coaching again at the Club level.  Patti has
a Phys. Ed degree from McMaster and has been teaching for 20 years.
She has her level 1 Technical and levels 1/2 Theory certifications and
has coached volleyball at the high school level in Ottawa and
Mississauga for 12 years, coaching Jr. and Sr., Boys and Girls
Volleyball and Sr. Coed Volleyball.

She coached the U15 girls with the Mavericks Volleyball club in
Ottawa.  She is a Provincial Referee and has been secretary of
the Region 6 Referee’s Association for 3 years.

If that’s not enough volleyball, she has played on and coached
competitive Women’s and Mixed league teams, and represented the Island
of Jersey, England, on their island team in the inter-island games.

Join us in welcoming Patti to Durham Attack!

John Dean

is in his fourth year of coaching with Durham Attack.  2009-2010 finds
John in the position of Assistant Coach for the girls 16U Black team.
Hoping to build on the skills and progress the girls have made the
past three years, he is looking forward to another great year.

A Mechanical Engineer by trade, John loves all sports.  He is a
competitive cyclist as well as an avid golfer.  He races Downhill
Mountain bikes and was ranked 4th provincially before retirement in
2006.John was
assistant coach for the Regional Team in the Summer of 2009.

John looks forward to working with the 16U Black team and helping them
to grow and achieve their goals throughout the year.

Jamie Dixon

A former university player at St.
Francis Xavier in Antigonish, NS, Ja
is a teacher with the Durham Catholic District School Board at St.
Christopher’s Elementary School.  He has coached senior boys
elementary school volleyball for the past 15 years. 
continues to play today as a member of the OECTA volleyball team.
He loves the sport, especially setting, and is a great resource for
fitness training.

Lindsay Gosse

Lindsay is one of the original Durham Attack girls, having played in
the first two years of our club.  She attended St. Francis Xavier
University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, where she was a constant figure
on the volleyball team, serving as captain and earning MVP awards for
each of her last few years.  More info on our

During 2007-2008 Lindsay helped
coach our 18U girls to a National Bronze medal.  In 2008-2009 she
was an important factor in our 18U Girls winning the National 18U

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As a
Physical Education teacher for all grades at Applecroft Public
School, Chris has coached numerous sports including volleyball,
basketball, track & field, and badminton.  In three years of
teaching he has led four teams to the DEAA Final Four, with three of
these being boys volleyball teams.
the club level Chris played for the Scarborough Solars Volleyball
Club.  As a varsity athlete Chris played on both the baseball
and volleyball teams at Brock University.

Chris has a Bachelor of Sport
Management degree from Brock University, and a Master of Human
Kinetics degree from the University of Windsor.

thrilled to have Chris join the Durham Attack coaching family for
2009, where he will be instrumental in developing our 15U boys.

Scott has
a long and storied volleyball career.  After degrees in Physical
Education and Sports Admin from University of Lethbridge, Scott has
spent more than 20 years in volleyball.   He is fully NCCP
Level 1 and 2 certified, and has his Level 3 Technical certification.
coaching experience includes:

  • Assistant Coach, University of Calgary Women’s Volleyball Team

  • Technical Director, BC Volleyball Association (1989-1994)

  • 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

  • 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)


Brian is a “dad-turned-coach” who joined the coaching ranks in the
2004 season as an assistant coach with the 14U Silver team. A rookie,
he quickly embraced the nuances of the game and was very proud of
their girls when they won the 14U tier 4, Gold medal.  In his second
season Brian assisted the 14U Black team that won a National
Championship and a Quebec Provincial Championship.  In his third
season Brian again helped coach 15U Black to a National Championship.


Kevin is a
with the Durham Catholic District School Board.  After twenty
years of coaching at the elementary level Kevin
is now at Monsignor John Pereyma, where he coached the Sr. Boys and
Sr. Girls teams to LOSSA AA volleyball championships in 2005 and 2006.

Kevin will bring a lot of enthusiasm to the practice court as well as
a great deal of knowledge of fitness training.  Kevin still plays
with the OECTA volleyball team. 

Dave Horne

Dave has
joined the Durham Attack 15U Black team as an assistant coach.
Previously he coached in our house league, helping our younger
recreational players improve
their skills while having fun.  After enjoying it so much he
helped coach the 14U Black team, and is continuing with U15 Black.
Dave has
been actively involved as a competitor in sports for most of his life
and hopes to bring his enthusiasm, sportsmanship and insight to the
girls.  He also has his own golf club making business and
instructs in his spare time.  Dave is looking forward to working
with his fellow coaches and players this season.


With our club for the past six years,
Glenn is a teacher at
Ajax High School where he coaches boys volleyball.  He was an
assistant coach on the 18U Red team in the 2004-2005 season and a
member of the 17U Provincial Champions coaching staff.  He helped
coach our 2006 18U team to Provincial 18U and 20U championships, and
coached 17U Red in 2007-2008.  In 2008-2009 Glenn ran our 14U
boys program.

His jovial disposition and his understanding of the young athlete
allow him to share his knowledge of the game of volleyball and instill
the importance of integrity and character into the athletes he

in the Fall of 2009 Glenn has also taken on the role of Assistant
Coach for the Ryerson University womens volleyball team, working
under former OVA Technical Director Dustin Reid.

2009-2010 Glenn will be coaching our 15U Black boys.


In his third year as a Durham Attack coach, Mark has a wealth of coaching experience, with extensive
experience as a certified level 2 coach in both Tennis and Badminton.
Mark is also a certified first aid and CPR instructor.

Like many of our coaches Mark decided to join our coaching ranks after
both he and his daughter became volleyball fanatics. After coaching
13U Black last year Mark’s focus will
be the 14U Red team.


Barry has been a member of the Durham Attack Volleyball Club for six
years now; four as a parent volunteer and the last three coaching.
After watching both Lindsay and Michael play with the club, the
volleyball bug had taken hold and Barry joined the coaching ranks in
the 2003-2004 season as the head coach of the very first Durham Attack
14U Silver team.  Barry quickly built a rapport with the team and
taught his girls fundamental defensive and offensive skills that
allowed them to continually improve throughout the year.   
the 2004-2005 campaign, Barry returned and was head coach of the 14U
Red team that were Bronze medalists at the Nationals.  In 2006
Barry coached his team to the 15U National Tier 2 championship.  His quiet manner and no-nonsense approach has allowed
his players to develop and grow as athletes. 

If you
look at our 2007 16U Black team that has won two straight National
championships virtually every player has been coached by Barry at one
time or another.

Barry &
Karen are taking the 2007-2008 season off as they support Lindsay and
Mike who are playing university ball at Lakehead and UNB respectively.


Karen has just completed her second year as a Durham Attack coach.   An
avid club supporter for the last four years, Karen jumped into the
coaching arena and was an assistant coach for the 14U and 15U Red teams,
which were National 14U Tier 1 Bronze medalists and National 15U Tier
2 champions.  

Karen also received an award from the Ontario Volleyball Association,
recognizing her volunteer commitment to volleyball in Ontario.  A
nurse, former Durham Attack parent, and mother of two children playing
University volleyball (see
alumni page
), Karen brings a wealth of knowledge
and passion for the game to our club.

Barry &
Karen are taking the 2007-2008 season off as they support Lindsay and
Mike who are playing university ball at Lakehead and UNB respectively.

Lindsey Johnson

We’re proud to have Lindsey back
and following in the Johnson family tradition of developing some of the best
volleyball athletes in the province.

Lindsey played for four years
with Durham Attack before taking a position as setter and libero for Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. 

team site…

accomplishments include:

  • 2007 – selected as

    Lakehead’s choice
    to attend the OUA
    Women of Influence Luncheon

  • 2007 – starting setter for Lakehead

  • Recipient of Lakehead Thunderwolves Coaches Award for
    both 2005-2006 and 2006-2007

  • 2005-2006 – Highest digs per game in Canada as Libero for
    Lakehead Thunderwolves

  • 2004 – All Star Setter Award at the Ontario Summer Games
  • 2002 – DAVC Award of
  • 2002 – OVA Award of
  • 2001 – DAVC Award of

Lindsey credits her love of the
game to her first club coach, Janet Cairns, and sends thanks to all
the coaches that have touched her volleyball life.


Gerard is
a t
with the Durham Catholic
District School Board at Monsignor John Pereyma.  He currently
Coaches with the Senior Girls and Boys
Volleyball Teams, winning a LOSSA AA Gold Medal in
2006 with the boys and 2002 with the Girls.

Gerard still plays volleyball with the OECTA volleyball team and
brings a lot of knowledge to the club. 
He will be coaching 16U Red.


joined the club as a House League dad.  He was then promoted to
the U12 program and finally drafted to the 14U program where he
coached the Silver team in the 2004 season and the Black team in the
2005 season.   A club player from before,  and
seasoned Beach player, Paul
brings a wealth of knowledge to the game and a desire to understand
the young athlete. 

Always smiling, Paul encourages his players to do their best and as a
result his teams were back-to-back National Champions in 2006 and
2007.  One
of the few non-teachers in the club, Paul can also be found chasing
his son around the arenas or playing slow-pitch out on the diamonds.


Melissa, a teacher at R.S. McLaughlin Secondary School, was an
assistant coach with the 15U Black team in 2004.  Her knowledge
of volleyball, as she is both a high school coach and a level 1
official, is a tremendous benefit to the club.  Joining us later
in the season, Melissa quickly embraced the challenge of working with
the girls and is always willing to lend a hand wherever she is needed.
Melissa is looking forward to returning next year and being a member
of the selection process and the competitive program.


Genevieve is a French teacher at Ajax High School and is currently
finishing her level 2 NCCP volleyball certification.  She played
college volleyball at CEGEP de Victoriaville in Quebec, and plays
co-ed beach volleyball every summer. 

She has been coaching both junior and senior (boys and girls) high
school volleyball for 5 years. She volunteered with the Durham Attack
18U girls’ team last season, and learned a lot from coaches Tine Lee
and Robert Chung.   She is back assisting with our 17U/18U
program this year, where our girls will defend their Provincial

is helping coach our 17U Girls team that is building on last year’s
success in winning Provincial and National titles.

has taught with the Durham Board for almost 28 years and has coached
volleyball there for all but 5 years, using those years to concentrate
on being a single parent of one son, Keith.

played high school volleyball with a passion. This passion has been
carried over to hundreds of girls at the elementary school level.
Her school team won the Regionals in 2000, were runners-up in her area
last year and just won the Areas this year, putting them back into the
Sweet 16.

Durham Attack has been a part of her life for 5 years.  Jean has
her full NCCP Level 1 certification and has completed the Level 2
technical course successfully.  With Attack she has coached 14U,
15U and 13U.

best part for Jean is working with girls who have a passion for
volleyball and seeing them develop into skillful players who
demonstrate integrity and good sportsmanship.

is looking forward to a fun and successful year with 14U Black this

is a teacher with the Durham District School Board.  A graduate
of Brock University, Adam was a member of the varsity team.  As a
head coach, Adam worked with the 15U Red team in the 2004-2005 season
and taught the girls the importance of passion for the game of
volleyball.  In 2005-2006 Adam helped coach our 14U girls to a
Ontario Silver medal, the Quebec championship and the National title. 

During 2006-2007 Adam coached the 17U Boys team.  He and Katie coached the team again
during 2007-2008 in 18U.

Adam is
taking some time off to send with his new son William Pelton, born the
day after 2008 Provincials.



graduate of Niagara College, Katie played on the varsity squad.  As a
female athlete with college experience, Katie is able to share her
knowledge of the skills required for post secondary play.  Katie
works as the Recreation Director in a nursing home when not in the
was the assistant coach with the 15U Red team for the 2004-2005
season, and in 2005-2006 helped coach the 14U girls to an Ontario
Silver medal, the Quebec championship and the National title. 

During 2006-2007 Katie coached the 17U Boys team.  She and Adam
coached the team again during 2007-2008 in 18U.

Katie is
taking some time off to send with her new son William Pelton, born the
day after 2008 Provincials.


Paul, our proverbial “Batman” has been with the club for four years
now.  A hockey and lacrosse fan, Paul easily made the transition
to volleyball where he shared his love of sport, his passion for life
and his comic nature with all.  Paul began as an assistant coach
with the Midget program before making the transition to head coach in
the 14U program.  As the coach for the 14U White team for the
last two seasons, Paul took great pride in providing opportunities for
girls to learn the game of volleyball.  His joy of seeing an
athlete develop is evident in everything he does.


Durham Attack is pleased to have Stephanie join our club as a new
coach this year, as she has a depth of volleyball experience to share
with her players.

Stephanie is a grade one French Immersion teacher who loves coaching
both girls and boys volleyball.  After playing Club volleyball
with Scarborough Solars for five years Stephanie played varsity
volleyball at the University of Waterloo.  She has played in the
regional games and Ontario Summer Games and presently plays in a
womens’ league. 


debut with Attack will be in our 14U program, where player development
and teaching proper technical skills is critical.

Keith Wills Keith Wills comes to the
Durham Attack Volleyball Club with a wealth of expertise and
experience gathered over 16 years of coaching.  In the 2004/05 season, he was the head coach of the
Black team that won a Gold medal at the Tier 2 Provincials and
finished fifth overall in Sherbrooke at the 15U Eastern Canadian
Nationals.  Prior to that he was an instructor and volleyball coach at
Medicine Hat College in Medicine Hat, Alberta, and a member of both
the East Kootenay Volleyball Club and the Air Attack Volleyball Club.
When not coaching with Durham
Attack, Keith is the head coach at Sir Sanford Fleming College in
Peterborough and represents Region 4 as the coaching chair.  The
past three
summers Keith has been the head coach of the Region 4 team
at the Ontario Summer Games and Regional Games.

 Keith’s vast knowledge of the skills and systems involved in the game
and his quiet and gentle demeanor have made him a valuable asset to
the OVA and to the Durham Attack Volleyball Club.

Keith has
moved to Alberta in the Summer of 2009, to take on the position of
head coach at Concordia University.

Dan Wong

Dan joined us in 2004 as a
member of the U12 program.  As one of the coaches for the U12 White
Sharks, he was instrumental in helping to teach young athletes the
basic skills of volleyball.  A music teacher with the Durham District
School Board, Dan is committed to sharing his love of sport with
children in a humorous manner.

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