My love for volleyball started when my daughter began playing in 2013. At that time, I had been coaching soccer for several seasons. Halfway through her first CYO volleyball season, I was asked to act as the assistant coach. Little did I know, I would fall in love with every aspect of this great sport. The following year I took on the responsibility of head coach for St Cecilia MS and coached the next 3 years there before becoming the Freshman Head Coach at Lakeridge High school, where I currently serve as the Varsity Assistant Coach. I have been coaching at Athena for the past 4 year and have coached 12’s, 13’s and 15’s of various levels. Last year my 13-2 team won the No Dinx division at Far Western and finished 4th in the region for 13’s teams. I sit on several committees with CEVA, where I enjoy working with others from our region to help us grow this amazing game.
My coaching philosophy centers around respect, positivity, and passion for everything we do. Coaching is about helping others. It is my job to help athletes grow, develop, and succeed both on the court and off. I do this by respecting each player equally and creating an environment that allows them to take risks, fail, and recover stronger, while offering them positive feedback and opportunities to elevate their game. I look forward to passing on my love and passion for this game, while teaching sound fundamentals and team spirit.
In my free time I love spending time with family and friends, cooking great meals, running long distance, biking, golf and skiing.