Galaxy Adds A Wealth of Experience to Coaching Roster

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Galaxy Volleyball is very excited to announce that we are back supporting boys’ volleyball in Ontario with the addition of some new coaches.

Galaxy is proud to have 3 very successful coaches running our 17U Boys program and they have a track record of Provincial and National success. Trevor Stewart alongside Matt Kacur, and Mark Irwin have developed a 2001 Boys team to Provincial and National Gold plus many top 5 finishes in the last 3 years.

Alongside the 17u program we have 2 Galaxy Coaches moving from the Girls side into the 16U Boys program this year. Mike Plantinga and Dave Hamilton will be co-coaching this program looking to carry their National and One Volleyball experience to lead and develop a strong 16u program.

Trevor Stewart - Head Coach 17U Boys Ghost

Trevor has completed 5 years as Head Coach of a consistently successful boys volleyball program – four years of Tier 1 Gold or Bronze at both provincials and nationals. 

Trevor prides himself on a coaching style that meshes the principles of maintaining a strong work ethic, developing advanced technical skills, and fostering cohesive team play, while keeping in mind the paramount importance of improving as a player and person - and enjoying the experience! 

Matt Kacur - Assistant Coach 17U Boys Ghost

Matt has been coaching over 6 years as both a Head Coach and Assistant coach with various boys and girls’ programs. Matt is a level 1 certified coach and will continue to bring his playing and business experience to the 17U boys program this year as one of the teams 2 assistant coaches

Mark Irwin - Assistant Coach 17U Boys Ghost

Mark became involved in coaching through his love of the sport, having played recreationally for many years, and having been involved in the training of his children from a very young age, who started out as beach players. In the past four years, he was part of a team that has amassed 24 OVA/VC medals, including 1 Gold medal and 3 Bronze medals at Provincial Championships, as well as 1 Gold and 3 Bronze at National Championships  

Mike Plantinga - Head Coach 16U Boys Strike

Mike is a tactical coach; his expertise is for game situations and game adjustments. With 3 years playing in the CIS and 10 years representing Canada on the beach, there comes a lot of game knowledge. Mike is a firm believer in developing athletes not only in a single skill or sport but the person they can become. He is an easy going coaching with the will to do the work. Coaching experience (9 years) as well Lead Technical Coach of Galaxy Volleyball.

Dave Hamilton - Head Coach 16U Boys Strike

Dave has had an extensive playing career and is still competing at a high level, this past summer he was selected to play in the Premier Pro League for ONE Volleyball as the teams Libero. Dave was also involved with Galaxy Volleyball as both Head and Assistant coach in the 2016/2017 season and looks to bring all his experience to the boys’ program in 2017/2018. We look forward to his leadership in developing the boys program at Galaxy.

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