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.
2020 Coaching Staff
Davis Borden is an engaging and passionate coach hailing from Strathcona, AB. He is currently in his second year playing volleyball with Briercrest College of the ACAC. Despite playing senior volleyball during high school, Borden found time to head coach the Grade 8 team and help out with the Grade 9/10 team at Strathcona Christian Academy Secondary. One of his junior teams went undefeated, winning a gold medal. Borden has coached over 20 summer volleyball camps, with NBC Camps, Pursuit Volley, and SCA Camps.
We are excited to announce TJ Ward as the Head Coach of the Phoenix Volleyball Club U14 Girls team!
TJ has played volleyball at both the U-Sport and CCAA levels, one year at UBC Okanagan, and the last two years with Briercrest College. He has a history of youth work, spending his summers leading a cabin at Maple Springs Bible Camp. We know he will bring his energy and passion to this team!
An experienced player and coach, Jadon has a passion for volleyball that he brings with him everywhere. He has played 5 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.
Phoenix Volleyball is excited to announce Becky Garner as the head coach of our U18 Women’s volleyball team!
Becky has played five years of CCAA volleyball, at Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford BC, and the last three years with Briercrest College. Her teams have enjoyed success, making CCAA nationals in 2019. Becky also was named to the ACAC All-Conference team in 2019.
In addition to playing, Becky has a long history of coaching as well. She spends her summers as a full time indoor and beach volleyball coach for Athletes in Action in Langley, BC. She has also coached several years of club ball, including coaching U17 for FVVC, one of the strongest clubs in the Fraser Valley. We know she will bring her knowledge and experience to her role with us this year!
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 4th 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
Phoenix Volleyball is excited to announce Wesley Hackyl as Asst. Coach for the U14M volleyball team. Wes has played three years for Briercrest College in the Prairie Athletic Conference, helping lead the Clipper men to a Championship banner last year. This year he recieved both League MVP and All-Star awards!
Phoenix Volleyball is excited to announce Jaalah Ward as Asst. Coach for the U14W volleyball team. Jaalah is in her first year at Briercrest College as a middle. She comes to us from Kelowna, BC, where she helped her team to a 4A Provincials volleyball championship!
We are excited to announce Shaelyn Knudson as an Assistant Coach of the U16M team! Shaelyn is originally from Moose Jaw. She played high school and club volleyball in Caronport, winning both provincials at both levels in 2016! Shaelyn also helps coach the Central Collegiate senior boys volleyball team.
Phoenix Volleyball is excited to announce Javier Alveraz as an Assistant Coach for the U16M team! Javier comes to us from the warm wonderland of Costa Rica, where he player for the Men’s National Volleyball Team. He is currently in his fourth year of playing volleyball for Briercrest College, and he helped the team finish 3rd at the 2018 ACAC Championships.
Phoenix Volleyball is excited to welcome Bailey Chartrand as Assistant Coach of the U18W team! Bailey is a setter who recently won a trio of awards – League MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, and All Star – with Briercrest College in the Prairie Athletics Conference. Previous to this Bailey spent a year in the ACAC with Grand Prairie Regional College.
Phoenix Volleyball is pleased to announce Brady Watchel as an Assistant Coach for the U18 Men’s team! Brady hails from Prince Albert. He played high school ball for Saint Mary’s, winning 5A Provincials in 2017. Brady played club for Smashing Bananas and Huskies Volleyball Club, winning provincials in 2018. Brady currently plays libs for Briercrest College.
Phoenix Volleyball is excited to announce Jeremy Martens as an Assistan Coach of the U18 Men’s team! Jeremy comes to us from Saskatoon, where he played for the Saskatoon Christian School Cougars. In addition to playing both indoor and beach volleyball for Team Saskatchewan, Jeremy currently plays for Briercrest College in the ACAC.
We are excited to announce Tristan Norton as an Assistant Coach of the U18M team! Tristan comes to us from St. Vincent and the Grenadines where he played volleyball competitively. He has had experience coaching in a variety of roles, managing with Ozark Christian College and helping out with the Brandon University Bobcats basketball program.