SKY COACHES

Dwayne Remple

Dwayne Remple

18U-1 Boys, Head Coach

Dwayne has been coaching the Vernon Christian School Royals Senior High Boys team for the past 8 years and just completed a school best Silver medal finish at this year’s provincials. Dwayne played 4 years of college volleyball for the Columbia Bible College Bearcats in the BCAA winning a bronze medal in the 1994 provincials. He then went on to acquiring his NCCP level 2 coaching certification and spend 2 years coaching the same Bearcats college team down in Abbotsford before moving to Vernon for work. Since then he has Coached the U18 boys Vernon Club team as well as the U13 boys team and recently assisted the U16 boys team this past season.

His coaching philosophy is player development and more importantly seeing young men grow in their character through playing and training with discipline, intensity, integrity and grace. He stresses treating the opposition, teammates, coaches and officials with respect all the while competing at your full potential. He loves introducing players to advanced game strategy.

Dwayne is married and has a daughter age 12 and a son age 14 who both love volleyball. He works for Interior Savings Credit Union as an Estate Planning specialist and still finds time to play volleyball in the community.

Chris Bannick

Chris Bannick

18U-1 Boys, Assistant

 

Fane Triggs

Fane Triggs

18U-1 Girls, Head Coach

Fane played 3-years of college volleyball in Quebec, and 4 years at McGill University.

He has coached OUC College for 3 seasons, and the B.C Provincial team for 4 seasons. Fane has a long high school coaching career, including 17 years with the Kelowna Secondary School senior boys, and 4 years with the W.L. Seaton Senior boys. Fane has been coaching in the Sky Volleyball Club for the past 5 seasons, at various age levels.

As Sky Volleyball's Director of Coaching, Fane helps select, train and oversee our excellent team of coaches at all levels of the club.

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Kyle Brewer

17U-1 Girls, Head Coach

Kyle's list of volleyball  accomplishments is deep. A high school Fraser valley MVP, Provincial all-star, and Fraser Valley Volleyball Club two-time Provincial champion.  He played for Team BC for 4-seasons and UCC for 1-year where they were Provincial silver medalists, and National bronze medalists.

Kyle went on to play at TRU for 2 seasons and was a red-shirt at UBC for 1-season.  He has been a beach volleyball Provincial Champion 3 times, and National Gold and Bronze medal winner.

Kyle has coached the Men’s BC Deaf Team 2-time national champions (ages 15-72 years old), the Women’s Canadian Deaf Team to a silver medal at Pan American games in Brazil. He has coached club volleyball ages 13U-18U, and is the former Vice President of Sky Volleyball.

Currently, Kyle is a Pharmacist at Nolan's Pharmasave and father to Hayden (future Sky athlete).  "I love watching players grow as athletes and as humans. My biggest pride is sending athletes off to college and university volleyball teams".

Lenai Schmidt

Lenai Schmidt

17U-1 Girls, Assistant

Lenai is a graduate of Kalamalka Secondary and a native of Vernon. Her playing career began with the Kal Lakers as a power hitter where she won the AAA Provincial championship in both her junior and senior years.

She then moved on to play for the UBC Okanagan Heat, where she transitioned into the role of libero/defensive specialist. Lenai earned a spot on the BCCAA All-Star Rookie team, helping the Heat win BCCAA Provincial Gold and the CCAA National Championship, where she was named a Second Team All-Star. In her last 3 years the Heat enjoyed success at the CIS level, with Lenai leading the team in total career digs. In her final season, she helped guide the Heat to their first ever trip to the Canada West Final Four, while being named the 2013-14 UBC Okanagan Heat Most Valuable Player.

Lenai’s love of volleyball has not stopped since her retirement. She continues to play recreationally in several different leagues and has really enjoyed her experience as a Sky assistant coach.

Troy Lorenson

Troy Lorenson

16U-1 Girls, Head Coach

Troy's high school volleyball career included captaining both the 1982 AAA Provincial high school champs, the 1983 AVA Juvenile provincial champs "Alberta Selects", and playing 2-seasons on the Alberta Can-Am team.

During his 5-years as the starting setter for the U of A Golden Bears, he was a 3-yr captain, 2-yr MVP/Costa Chrysanthou Memorial Trophy winner, and recipient of the U of A's President's Trophy for Outstanding Leadership. Troy received his degree in Physiotherapy (Valedictorian) in 1990. He was the Assistant Coach of the Golden Bears in 1989-90.

While in university, he worked with the AVA, and operated a volleyball camp company called "Up With Volleyball".

Troy lives in Vernon, and is married with 2 daughters. He works for Performance Health, and is President of Beyond Sport Inc. which he founded in 1992. Troy plays with the Canadian Masters team, and has coached Sky 14-17U teams over the past 7-seasons.

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Kalli hamilton-Gee

16U-1 Girls, assistant

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Richard Bedard

Richard Bedard

16U-1 Boys, Coach

Richard is from a small town outside of Sudbury, Ontario. He did not start playing high school volleyball until grade 12 but worked very hard to improve his skills and understanding of the sport. “I was mentored early on by an all-star coach and recent graduate from my high school who took me under his wing, and from there my passion for both indoor and beach volleyball began.”

Richard played at Cambrian College for 4 years. His teams won Ontario College Athletic Association Silver Medals in 1990, 1991, 1993. He was an OCAA Provincial Tournament All-star in 1993. Richard also played 2 years Ontario Volleyball Association club series.

Richard’s coaching career started at Fulton Secondary, with his wife Karen, and they are now coaching at W.L. Seaton. He has been with Sky Volleyball since 2014, and his teams have brought home numerous division championships. "Karen and I had a blast getting back to the basics when we started coaching our youngest son in 14U, and we look forward to coaching in the coming years with the boys".

Karen Bedard

Karen Bedard

16U-1 Boys, Coach

Karen belonged to a secondary school program that won Provincial silver and bronze. Her dad was one of her coaches, so she’s continued the tradition of giving back. Karen has coached since her last year of high school, almost 30 years, and is a Level 2 coach. The majority of her teams were Junior girls, but since having her children Bryn and Ronan, Karen has coached the boys with her husband, Richard.  Starting at Fulton Secondary, and now at W.L. Seaton.

Karen has been with club volleyball in Vernon since 2013. She had a great run with the Vernon Volleyball Club for four years winning 16U Nationals Div 2 gold, and 18U Nationals Div 2 bronze. Last season with the Sky 14U's they won Provincial Div 1 silver. Karen is looking forward to at least a few more years with the boys!

Trevor Embleton

Trevor Embleton

16U-2 Girls, Head Coach

Trevor has been coaching with Sky Volleyball Club since 2013 and has attained a Trained Advanced Development Coach certification.  He has previously coached 16U boys and girls as well as 18U girls.  He recently coached the Volleyball BC 14-16U Beach Train & Play camps in Vernon.

Trevor’s background in volleyball stems from watching hours of volleyball as a kid where he picked up the volleyball bug and played through high school into University.  He has also spent over 6 years coaching cross country skiing and when not skiing can be found riding his mountain bike.

His coaching philosophy is player development and believes it is critical to show the players the next steps and how to get there.  He strives to see the players reach their full potential while developing respect for their teammates, the game and themselves.  He is looking forward to another year of coaching and continuing to building on the Sky Volleyball Club momentum.

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Alyson Lypchuk

Aly Lypchuk

15U-1 Girls, Co-Coach

Aly has been involved in Sky Volleyball for 6 years and has coached a variety of teams from 13U to 15U before joining the board last year. She grew up playing volleyball and hockey in Armstrong and Vernon and has shifted her passion from playing to coaching. Aly believes in developing well rounded athletes who are exceptional people both on and off the court.

Aly is a french immersion teacher at Beairsto with a B.A. from UVic, B.Ed from UBC and is working on her M.Ed at UBC. She lives in Vernon with her child, Zag, who is a cat.

Janelle Robertson

Janelle Robertson

15U-1 Girls, Co-Coach

Janelle has been a part of the Sky family for 5 years, coaching teams with ages ranging from 14U to 17U.  She grew up in Armstrong, playing volleyball, basketball and fast-pitch throughout elementary and high school, before moving on and playing volleyball for the UBCO Lakers while she completed her B.Sc.

Janelle coaches as a way of giving back to the fantastic coaches she had, and believes all sports are an important part of growing up.  Her coaching philosophy revolves around working with individual and team goals, and not forgetting to have fun while competing.

Janelle is an Accountant in Vernon, with a B.Sc. from UBCO, and is working on her CPA designation.  She lives in Vernon with Zag's cousin, Cartel, who is also a cat.

Charlie Smith

Charlie Smith

15U-1 Boys, Head Coach

Charlie is a 4th generation Okanagan resident, born in Vernon Charlie played volleyball for George Elliott secondary school in Winfield, with his club experience from the Kelowna volleyball club and his grade 12 year with sky volleyball In its inaugural season.

Charlie grew up as a multi-sport athlete playing rugby basketball and skiing all his life. He spent the previous year co-coaching the junior team at Fulton but has also coached grade 8 teams from George Elliott in the past. As well as coaching at camps in the summer.

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TBC

15U-1 Boys, Assistant

 

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15U-2 Girls, Head Coach

 

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15U-2 Girls, Assistant

 

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Cory Hoard

Cory Hoard

14U Girls, Coach

Cory has played volleyball all his life including many years of beach and grass volleyball.  He has coached elementary and junior high volleyball teams since 2005, coached the Sky 12U girls team last year and also coaches youth soccer in Vernon.

Cory grew up in Vernon and is very passionate about this community and being involved in a number of kid sports.  He has been a police officer for 17 years and understands the importance of keeping our youth engaged in sports and a maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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TBC

14U Girls, Assistant

 

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Aubrey Schalin

14U Girls, Coach

 

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Hayley Hunter

14U Girls, Assistant

I began my interest in volleyball at a very young age, my older sister had always played and as soon as I was capable I was holding a Volleyball and before I knew it was the ball girl for our home town College team in Prince George. I officially started playing at the age of 9 and from then on until I graduated high school in 2011 I was consistently part of a high school and club team. I continued playing for a recreational league after high school and have coached a 13U girls club team since as well. I have a great love for this sport and am proud to share it with others.

Jeremy Wilson

Jeremy Wilson

14U Boys, Head Coach

Jeremy joined the "Sky Nation" for the 2018 Season having just moved to Coldstream in the Summer of 2016 from Calgary to enjoy the LifeStyle the local area can provide!!
Multi-Sport is a large part of his family with their 3 kids playing Volleyball (Daughter on 15UAA, Son on 13UAA and Daughter in Training), Basketball, Ringette, Lacrosse, Golf & WaterSports.  With the exception of Ringette, he has been involved in Coaching all of these Sports.  Jeremy did play Volleyball as a Setter in his younger years before heading to College in Kentucky on a Golf Scholarship.  He enjoys seeing the kids progress as both Athletes and Young Adults with the emphasis on having FUN while RESPECTING themselves, teammates, coaches, referees, opponents and the sport.
Jeremy is looking forward to being a part of "Sky Nation" for many years to come!!

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Wylie Barker

14U Boys, Assistant

Wylie has been a part of SKY volleyball since 2011 with all 3 of his daughters playing in the club.

He started coaching U14 Girls in 2015 and spent the past 2 years coaching/Assistant coaching the U15 AA Girls.

Wylie joined the Board of Directors in 2016 and has taken on the position of Director of Equipment.

Growing up a multi-sport athlete he sees the value of athletes playing more than one sport.

Chad Romain

Chad Romain

13U Girls, Coach

 

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John Gardner

13U Girls, Coach

 

Travis Kiel

Travis Kiel

13U Girls, Coach

 

Gabriel Gock

Gabriel Gock

13U Girls, assistant Coach

Gabriel has played volleyball for over 25 years in both Vancouver and Vernon.  He has played both indoor, outdoor (beach and grass) and in various formats spanning 6s, 2s, 3s, 4s, and reverse.  Gabriel has benefited from many great coaches in the past, taking various training sessions to improve his skills, and to further fuel his passion for volleyball.

Gabriel would now like to give back to the volleyball community and help kids love this sport too.  He is very excited to be a part of the Sky family and his goal is to help kids improve their self-confidence, their fitness level, and to give them a sense of team camaraderie.

Gabriel has worked for UBC Vancouver and now at UBC Okanagan and loves the people of the Okanagan, and the famous Okanagan Lifestyle!  He is looking forward to an exciting year of growth, support and community for your great kids!