Coaches change lives

Coaches can have a great impact in the lives of the players they coach, for better or for worse. Phoenix Volleyball exists so that youth can have a positive experience playing competitive sports. We are committed to providing your youth with quality, experienced coaches who not only know volleyball, but can be examples that players look up to on and off the court.

2019 Coaching Staff

Jadon Ward – Head Coach U16 Boys

An experienced player and coach, Jadon has a passion for volleyball that he brings with him everywhere. He has played 4 years of CCAA volleyball with Columbia Bible College and Briercrest College, alongside 1 year of CIS volleyball with Thompson Rivers University. Jadon has also coached for 5+ years, with organizations such as Orangemen Volleyball Club, Abbotsford Christian School, and Volleyball BC. He also has experience working with youth outside of volleyball, having a BA in Youth Work and spending two years as the Youth Director of Alderbrook Community Church.

Joel Mowchenko – Head Coach U15 Boys

Joel Mowchenko has over 15 years of volleyball coaching experience.  He has coached both boys and girls in high school, club, and beach volleyball.  He is a fully certified Advanced Development Coach with SVA.  During his years coaching Sr. Boys Volleyball at Mossbank School, Joel helped build a very successful program and won a total of 6 provincial medals including 2 provincial championships.  But success on the court has never been the end goal for Joel.  He comments, “We use winning and competitive sport in general as a means to an end, but never as an end in itself.  Our goal is to produce strong and healthy men and women who understand the value of team work, discipline, mental toughness, and diligence in pursuit of a goal, and who have a lot of fun and memorable experiences along the way.”  Joel is excited to bring his passion and experience to the Phoenix Volleyball Club

Ethan Larsen – Head Coach U14 Boys

Coming from Abbotsford BC, Ethan has been trained under experienced coaches after never playing high school, which has promoted his determination to give back to others. He has the passion and patience to work with all kinds of individuals regardless of age and skill level. He is currently playing in his 3rd year of eligibility with Briercrest College of the ACAC. Ethan has also played two years with Columbia Bible College in the PacWest. Ethan has experience coaching with Abbotsford Christian School, Orangemen Volleyball Club, and Atomic Volleyball through Volleyball BC


Leigh Goossen – Asst. Coach U16 Boys








Tilon Ward – Asst. Coach U16 Boys

Tilon Ward has played volleyball both with UBC Okanagan in U-Sport, and now with Briercrest College in CCAA.