Steve Manuel
Programs: High Performance Training , Jr Heat
Brad Hudson
Programs: High Performance Training
Jon Rowe
Programs: Heat Clinics , Heat May Morning Clinics , High Performance Training , Volleyball Canada REP
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...
Jackie Toews
Programs: Beach Club , Heat Clinics , Volleyball Canada REP
Jackie has coached at numerous levels, including the Okanagan 15 & Under BC Summer Games boy’s team, the 17U & Under Beach Volleyball BC Summer Games team and Team BC. She has experience with both indoor and beach contexts and has had the opportunity to coach both female and male athletes. This is Jackie’s 14th season as a member of the UBC Okanagan Heat coaching staff and she specializes in coordinating the Heat’s serve receive and defensive systems. As a former player, her extensive knowledge and expertise of playing the backcourt has been a huge asset to the Heat program. In...
Darrin Moreira
Jr. Heat 18u Girls - Head Coach
Programs: High Performance Training , Jr Heat , Volleyball Canada REP
Darrin grew up in the gym watching his dad coach volleyball from a young age. This early involvement grew into a lifelong passion. As a player Darrin competed for BC’s provincial team and won a championship with the Capilano University Blues. He also competed internationally in Olympic distance triathlon. Since moving on to coaching he is now the UBC Okanagan men’s volleyball assistant coach. He’s previously been involved with several other universities as well as Team BC for several years & spent time with Team Canada Women’s Volleyball. Darrin has a master’s degree in coaching from UBC. His research focused on...
Taylor Verboom
Jr. Heat 18u Girls - Assistant Coach
Programs: Jr Heat
Samantha Temme
Jr. Heat 18u Girls - Assistant Coach
Programs: Beach Club , Heat Clinics , Jr Heat
Sam joined the Jr. Heat Volleyball Club coaching staff in 2016. A former middle blocker with the Jr. Heat Volleyball Club and a graduate of Kelowna Secondary School, Sam’s passion for the game and her community has made her into an ideal coach. Sam is a great liaison between the coaching staff and athletes and her desire to become a student of the game has only accelerated her transition into a coaching role. Some of her career highlights include: Coach: Jr. Heat Volleyball Club – Assistant Coach (2016 – present) Kelowna Secondary School – Assistant Coach (2016 – present) • AAAA Senior Girls Volleyball Champions...
Kelsey Boyd
Jr. Heat 17u Girls - Head Coach
Programs: Heat Clinics , Jr Heat , Volleyball Canada REP
This is Kelsey’s first year with the Jr. Heat Volleyball Club’s coaching staff. From Regina, Saskatchewan, she grew up as a competitive multi-sport athlete – receiving city and provincial accolades in volleyball, basketball, and softball. In high school, she competed as an outside hitter for Sheldon Williams Collegiate and was a member of the Cougar Volleyball Club’s 17u and 18u teams in 2008 and 2009, respectively. Kelsey went on to compete with the Lee College Rebels in Baytown, Texas as both an outside hitter and middle blocker, receiving All Conference recognition as a team captain in her sophomore year. Kelsey...
Mark Broome
Jr. Heat 17u Girls - Assistant Coach
Programs: Jr Heat , Volleyball Canada REP
A graduate of Okanagan Mission Secondary and University of British Colombia Okanagan Alum, Mark has seen success as a player at the collegiate, national, and international level. While playing for UBCO, Mark competed in three CCAA National Tournaments as well as earning a playoff berth in UBCO’s inaugural CIS season. Making the transition off the court Mark has found a passion in developing skills in the young and upcoming talent throughout the Okanagan. Career Highlights 2015 – present VCCE UBC Okanagan – Coach 2017 T2 Volleyball Club – Coach 2008 – 2013 Kelowna Volleyball Club – Coach 2015/2016 Lietuvos Tinklinio Čempionatas (Lithuanian National Champions) 2014 Canadian...
Jasmine Marta
Jr. Heat 17u Girls - Assistant Coach
Programs: Jr Heat
This is Jasmine’s first season as a coach with the Jr. Heat Volleyball Club. Hailing from Cold Lake, Alberta, she brings several years of coaching and playing experience to the table. As an athlete, Jasmine received district and provincial recognition in both volleyball and track & field, and was a member of Team Alberta’s 16u, 17u, and 18u teams during her high school career. Jasmine became a member of the Lee College Rebels in 2009, where she received All-Conference and All-Region honours as an outside hitter during her freshman and sophomore seasons. She went on to complete her post-secondary career as...
Becki Kosinski
Programs: Heat Clinics , Jr Heat , Volleyball Canada REP
Becki is one of the main coaches in the Okanagan Volleyball Development system. She is the head coach of the Jr Heat Volleyball Club, head coach of the Okanagan’s Volleyball Canada Regional Excellence Program and the lead assistant coach with the UBC Okanagan Heat Women’s Volleyball program. Becki joined the UBC Okanagan Heat Women’s Volleyball coaching staff in 2006, has been a driving force behind VC REP since it’s launch in 2010, and has head coached the Jr Heat program since it’s inception in 2013. Under Becki’s direction, the Jr Heat program has seen great results with several Provincial and National Medals....
Tanner Kozak
Jr. Heat 16u Boys - Head Coach
Programs: Jr Heat
Donald Currie
Jr. Heat 16u Boys - Assistant Coach
Programs: Jr Heat
After coaching various sports, Don started coaching volleyball in 2013 and complete his Volleyball Canada Development Coach certification in 2014. He has been a head coach and assistant coach for various club and school teams. He has been a part of the Jr. Heat Coaching staff since 2019. Coaching highlight include: • Jr Heat Volleyball – Assistant Coach 2019 – present • Provincial 4th place finish – KSS Jr High School boys volleyball 2019 • National gold medal – Jr Heat Volleyball Club 2019 • Provincial gold medal – Barn Owls Volleyball Club 2018 • Provincial medals as head coach at Kelowna Volleyball club 2013-2016...