Jon has been playing and coaching volleyball for over 15 years. After graduating from Mt. Boucherie in Kelowna, he went on to set at the University of Calgary for two years, and finished his CIS career at Trinity Western University. Of the four years he played, his teams earned two bronze medals and one silver medal at the National Championship. After finishing his CIS setting career and taking a playing hiatus while his wife finished her degree, Jon played one more year semi-professionally in the 2nd Bundesliga in Germany.
In 2006 Jon began his club coaching career. For over 10 years Jon has been coaching mostly 17/18U boys with one 17U National Gold with the club Cal-Air from Calgary, AB. Jon spent four years coaching in Calgary, one year in Germany coaching the Riesenbeck Girls 1st team, and the last five years coaching on the boy’s side of Kelowna Volleyball Club. He is currently the Technical Director for KVC and is working to educate coaches as well as players in improving their volleyball knowledge and skill. He has a passion for educating and teaching his players, particularly setters, on how to play volleyball at the next level. Combining both technical and mental aspects of the game, he believes that coaching is not just about skill development, but learning how to think and play like a high-performance volleyball athlete.
Alongside Jon’s coaching career, he works as a Strength and Conditioning coach and trains his clients out of Aspire Health and Performance in Kelowna. His training focuses around clients with acute and chronic injury, tightness, and pain, as well as performance athletes ranging from high school to national and professional volleyball players.