Coaches

Zack Lund

Zack Lund
As a teacher, coach and volunteer, Zack has been involved in sports within the North Delta community, in many different capacities. Zack played volleyball in high school, and has coached since his grade 11 year. Zack was the Senior Boys Head Coach for 6 years, at Seaquam Secondary School, and has coached club volleyball at multiple levels. In 2014, Zack was the Assistant coach for the Zone 4 Team BC Summer Games indoor volleyball team. Most recently, Zack was an Assistant Coach for the Men’s 18U Team BC Indoor Volleyball team, who won silver at the Western Canadian Summer Games. Zack is excited to both coach for, and be the Director of High Performance, for the newly formed Element Volleyball Club. His commitment to both sport and education drives his passion for coaching, and the development of this organization.

Leanne Chow

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Leanne is a Level 2 certified coach that has been coaching school volleyball for over 10 years and began coaching club in 2011. Leanne is an elementary school teacher in Surrey, and has completed her Masters degree in Education, specializing in Physical Education. Specifically, she has completed extensive research on: injury prevention, the importance of strength training in children, intrinsic motivation and nutrition. She brings this knowledge to her coaching and embraces a multi-level perspective on the long-term development of athletes. Leanne firmly believes in the importance of long-term development, and providing athletes with the tools and support needed to foster their intrinsic motivation and passion for the sport. Leanne firmly believes in the importance of team unity, their dynamics and instilling the work ethic needed for an athlete to reach their own goals. Leanne is excited to bring her long-time experience and knowledge to the Element coaching staff.

Bryce Murray

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Bryce played volleyball throughout high school at Sands Secondary, and began coaching in his senior year. He has coached the Sands Secondary senior boys program for three years, and helped coach his first club team in early 2015, with the Eagles Volleyball Club. In 2014, Bryce finished his studies at Douglas College, receiving Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching. He then completed his Bachelor of Education at Simon Fraser University, striving to become Physical Education teacher. Currently, Bryce is a teacher at Sands Secondary school, in North Delta. Bryce believes this new club is a great opportunity to maintain his involvement in the community, and with the sport of volleyball. He is eager to lend his talents to the club and its players.

 

Ryan Blandford

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Ryan started playing volleyball in elementary school and continued throughout high school, including three years of club volleyball, ending with my U18 season. After high school, Ryan attended Douglas College, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching. For the past three years Ryan has been an assistant coach with the Seaquam Secondary’s senior boys volleyball program, as well as a coach with the Eagles Volleyball Club. During his time with the Eagles Volleyball Club, Ryan was an assistant coach for the U14 and U17 boy’s teams, and the head coach of the U16 boy’s team, for this past 2015 club season. He is looking forward to the upcoming season with the Element Volleyball Club, where he is excited to help build a positive, fun and competitive environment for boys volleyball in the area.

Andrew Robson

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Andrew is an aspiring teacher, and former Douglas College Royal. Currently, he is completing his Bachelor of Education degree, at SFU, with the intention of becoming a physical education teacher. Prior to this, Andrew attended Douglas College where he played volleyball. During his five years at Douglas the team was quite successful, capturing two PacWest Championships, as well as a CCAA silver medal. Now graduated, Andrew is on his second year as assistant coach for the Douglas Royals. He has helped with numerous volleyball teams at Delta Secondary School, as well as the Royal City Volleyball club. He is excited for the upcoming season, and looks forward to helping Element Volleyball grow, within the community.

Caity Koch

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Born and raised in North Delta, Caity has always been an avid lover of sports. Caity started playing volleyball in grade 7, and has been her sport of choice ever since. In addition to her school team, Caity played for her local club, Big Kahuna, allowing her to obtain more knowledge on the sport she loved. After graduating, Caity continued to stay involved with volleyball, coaching multiple teams and levels for both Seaquam and Big Kahuna. She believes that there is no better feeling than seeing players and teams do their best and reach their full potential. Her passion and excitement of volleyball, is what makes us eager to have Caity coach at Element.