Premier League: Galaxy VBC Picks Up Women's Team
Toronto, Ontario: ONE Volleyball is pleased to introduce Galaxy Volleyball Club as the latest club to purchase a team in the 2017 Premier League. They come with two experienced coaches, Paul Coderre and Chris Wilkins, who will co-coach Galaxy’s women’s program.
Paul Coderre comes with 30 years of playing experience and 12 years coaching experience at the Youth Club level. He was the Region 5 ADP Chair in 2014, and was part of the most successful Ontario Winter Games in Region 5 history - winning a Women’s Gold and Bronze medal, as well as a Men’s Gold medal. Coderre was selected to represent Team Canada’s Deaf National Team at the 2016 Pan Am Games, and 2016 World Games.
“Galaxy Volleyball is excited to own a Premier League Team as it aligns with our goals of growing the sport of volleyball within Toronto and the extended communities. By linking a pro-am team and those athletes to our club system, we can provide a continuum of volleyball services as athletes progress in the sport. Most importantly, our young club athletes will gain access to mentors who have played at the highest levels to help guide them on their journeys,” Coderre states on behalf of Galaxy Volleyball Club.
Co-coach Chris Wilkins adds a depth of experience coaching a successful women’s program, having won his 10th consecutive (OCAA) Ontario Championship with the Humber Hawks last season - currently on a 130 game winning streak. The Humber Women’s program has produced both National Team and Professional athletes, and has the most successful record in OCAA history.
“I’m excited to be involved as a Coach with Premier Volleyball League to help enhance the sport across the Country. The creators of ONE Volleyball have found new and creative ways to promote the sport and provide a vision to grow volleyball in a fresh exciting way and I want to be a part of that.
This new approach to create a high level league that allows for players to reach their peak performance has been a long time coming. With the right level of input this is sure to be just step-one of what we will look back on as game changing for thousands of elite volleyball players down the road,” Wilkins says.