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has been coaching youth volleyball since
1999. A certified NCCP Level 3 coach, he has been active in the region
for many years and has been instrumental in the growth and success of
various Halifax area volleyball clubs. Eugene has worked at the
provincial team level for many years, coaching alongside Coach Dan Ota
with the 2005 Canada Games Team and as an assistant coach of the
Dalhousie Tigers Menís Volleyball team for a number of years. Most
recently, Eugene was the head coach of the Nova Scotia entry at the 2009
Canada Summer Games in Charlottetown, PEI. He has also served as
President of Volleyball Nova Scotia. Off the court, Eugene works as a
Hill Law. He is a native of Guelph, ON but has
called Halifax home since 1996.
He was the recipient of an IKON provincial coaching award in 2004, and
led various teams, both male and female to provincial and regional
Eugene is very proud of the on-court and off-court accomplishments of
the athletes that he has had the privilege to coach, and is very happy
to be coaching alongside many of his former players.
Justin Lynch has been playing or coaching
volleyball for 10 years. Over that period of time he was a player on
seven provincial teams including the 2005 and 2009 Canada Games Team's.
During his playing career he won an Eastern Canadian Championship with
team NS in 2003, Provincial title with Lakers club in 2004, a U21
national championship with the Tigers in 2009 and was named the captain
of the 2009 Nova Scotia Canada Games Volleyball Team.
As a coach, Justin has experience coaching boys and girls from ages
8-24. He has coached many summer camps, Assistant Coach of the U18
Hurricanes in 09', Head Coach of the U18 provincial team that won an
Eastern Canadian title in 2010, and is the current Head Coach of the
University of Kings College.
Justin draws a lot of his knowledge and philosophy of the game from Dan
Ota, whom along with Jon Elliott and Eugene Tan were instrumental in his
technical background. Justin is a very technical coach who emphasizes
efficiency, focus and mindset to his players.
was born and raised in New MInas NS, DR played his high
school volleyball for the Horton Division 1 menís volleyball team. The
Horton Griffins were provincial silver medalists in DRís grade twelve
season. DR played club for Metro Tigers in 2006 and won bronze in the
provincial championships. In 2007, DR played club for the Valley Waves
and won the provincial gold medal and was named MVP of the provincial
championships. DR played for the provincial team from 2006-2009 and was
named Eastern Canadians all star in both 2006 and 2007.
Dr went on to play his university career at the
University of Guelph for 07/08 and 08/09. While in Guelph, he also
played club for the Guelph Gryphons for 2008 and 2009 and won silver in
the OVA provincial championships in 2009.
In the summer of 2009, DR played for the Nova Scotia
Menís Canada games volleyball team.
DR has been a setter for his entire competitive career
and have proven that fat men can fly!
played high school volleyball at Grand River C.I. in Kitchener Ontario
capturing the silver medal at AAAA OFSAA once. He played a 4 year
career at Dalhousie University finishing 4th in Canada in both the 05/06
and 07/08 seasons. Paul was named conference libero of the year in his
4th and final year with the Tigers.
Paul's coaching career started in Ontario
coaching a U14 women's team with the Waterloo Tigers club. After moving
to Halifax he coached at the Dalhousie Camps during his time as a player
at Dalhousie. After his playing career at Dal ended he took a full time
assistant coaching position with the Dalhousie men's volleyball team.
He also coached the U20 Halifax tigers to a National Championship in
Paul is strongly influenced by Dalhousie
men's volleyball head coach Dan Ota. He played for Dan for 4 years and
then coached alongside Dan for the 2008/09 season at Dal. Paul
specializes in technical aspects of the game but is most familiar with
the passing and defense parts of the game.
played his high school career at Queen
Elizabeth High School in Halifax, where he captained the team throughout
his career. Scottís club team experience in Halifax was one of great
success with several provincial championships. Scott was also a member
of the 2001 Nova Scotia Canada Games squad.
Scott went on
the play university volleyball in the OUA only to return to Halifax to
complete his high school career at Dalhousie University. There, he
helped his team to three AUS championships.
university, Scott continued his career in Europe before returning to
Halifax to find himself reunited at Tigers Volleyball with his high
school coaches Eugene Tan and Krista Forbes as well as his Dalhousie
mentor Dan Ota.
three years of high school volleyball, two for Queen Elizabeth High
School and one for Citadel High. In his first year at QEH he helped his
team towards a perfect regular season record and the earned Co-Rookie of
the Year Award. He also played club for Lakers Volleyball for five
years. Finishing third at provincials in his last season. At nationals
that year he helped his team upset the number one ranked team from
Cory has been involved with coaching kids from the ages of 6-18.
Starting out as an assistant coach with Lakers when he was done
playing. He has been a head coach with Cornwallis Junior High and
Lakers. He has spent the past season being an assistant coach with the
Provincial Team Program and with the Citadel High Girls Volleyball
team. The past two seasons his 16U Lakers team has finished second at
provincials and the 16U Boys Provincial Team won the Gold medal at
Eastern Elite Championships.
His main coaching influence comes from his three club coaches he had at
Lakers, Matt Hartlen, Dave Coolen and Natalie Hartlen. From them he
learned how to compose himself as a coach during matches and practices,
as well as how to pick up on little technical details. He tries to
reflect the way he teaches athletes the same way he was taught for the
five years he played club for them. His strengths in coaching are with
outside hitters, serving and the defence.
Greg Black played high school volleyball in
Moncton, NB at Harrison Trimble High School and played for team New
Brunswick throughout high school. Greg played 2 years of volleyball at
the University of Waterloo and 3 more years at the University of New
Brunswick. During his university career he played a number of different
positions and was named a first team all star all three years at UNB.
Greg has been coaching at Fairview Jr. High school for
the past two seasons and was formerly an assistant coach for the UNB
Varsity Redís menís team.
Having played for Dan McMorran for three years at UNB
Greg has been strongly influenced by him. As Greg has played multiple
positions at the CIS level he has a strong well rounded understanding of