I am excited to announce that Tracy Knudsen and Renee Michiels have agreed to take on the role of Co-Presidents as I have decided to step down after 11 yrs.
I will take on the role of Past President and will volunteer to be the indoor/outdoor development program coordinator. I will also do promotional work and will help out with our Beach and Grass Volleyball Programs.
Coach Tracy and Coach Renee are no strangers to the club has they have been deeply involved in the club since they arrived as Coaches and sitting on our Board of Directors.
The importance of succession planning was important to me so the club could continue to flourish. I do believe that we have in place two strong co-presidents, a Board of Directors and Coaches that believe in community based volleyball.
The pandemic has and will continue to affect us. It has made us rethink how we live our lives. The club must continue to redefine how we can move forward safely to provide volleyball for the youth of our community.
I am thankful for all the board members, coaches, volunteers, players, parents past and present that allowed me to fulfill my dream of starting a youth volleyball club in Cambridge. What we have accomplished is significant.
A special shout out to Tammy Ball and Steve Furnace. You have been with me since 2010 and it is truly appreciated.
I must thank my wife Debra and children Dylan and Katie who have allowed me to dedicate most of my free time since 2010 to running the club.
So a GIANT thank you to the COACHES that stepped forward to help. We could not do it without you!
I look forward to see where the club goes under Tracy and Renee’s excellent guidance.
The Scorpions Volleyball Club is very proud to announce that Brooklyn Gallant and Kristina Hode have agreed to coach the Scorpions 16U Stingers competitive team.
Paul Langan, Club Founder, states, " Brooklyn is one our original players from the first year the club in 2010. It is great to see what she is achieving in her life. Brooklyn has agreed to coach to give back to the community she grew up in, and that is fantastic news for our club. Kristina Hode will be an excellent assistant as she brings the passion that is so needed to make a team successful."
Here is background information on Brooklyn and Kristina.
Head Coach Brooklyn Gallant
- Played on the first Scorpions club competitive team in 2010 which claimed a provincial medal at the club's inaugural appearance
- Played Scorpions competitive beach volleyball duos with Kate Langan. Notably in 2013, they won a gold and silver medal in two tournaments in one weekend playing on the California Youth Beach Volleyball Tour.
- Played 5 Years on the Varsity Team for the University of Waterloo.
- MSc Physiotherapy Candidate at McMaster University
- Currently works at the U of Guelph
Assistant Coach Kristina Hode
Kristina is a Kinesiology graduate and brings experience from her many years of playing at recreational, high school and competitive volleyball levels. She also has 6 years of experience as a referee, and continues to be active in the volleyball community. She is looking forward to sharing her passion for volleyball through coaching.
Fore more information on the Scorpions Volleyball Club go to: http://scorpionsvolleyball.ca