2019 Coaches

BCO's staff consists of some of the most experienced and most successful coaches around the Lower Mainland.  Many have taken volleyball specific coaching training and are National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) certified.  Please have a look through the short biographies of each Program Coach involved this 2019 volleyball club season that spans from January to May. Other head and assistant coaches will be posted shortly.

Listed by age group.

 13U Girls

 Program Head Coach  Alex Harvalias Alex, or Harvey, was involved in varsity volleyball for seven years He started as a practice player in his second year at Capilano University and worked his way to a starting spot in his fourth year and helped the Blues capture a provincial title in 2013. Harv finished his last two years of eligibility at the University of Saskatchewan in 2016. Since graduating, Harv has coached with BCO and he was the head coach of the 18U Black team which won Division 2 Gold at Provincials. With experience coaching a variety of age and skill levels at various organizations, Harvey is eager to continue his coaching career with BCO and contribute to the development of the next generation of Canadian volleyball players.

 14U Girls

 Program Head Coach  Chris Ruse Chris has been a long time fixture in the volleyball community, as a player with the UBC Men's program and coaching high school and club teams at all ages. He began coaching with BCO in 2017. As a teacher, Chris is naturally passionate about developing young students and athletes.

 15U Girls & 17U Girls

 Program Head Coach  Wesley Webb  Wes has coached all levels of volleyball from Grade 4 to adult programs indoors and on the beach. After playing at Capilano University, he took his vertical to the sand and is now a regular on the Vancouver beach volleyball circuit. Wes is dedicated to ensuring athletes are training holistically, with an emphasis on ensuring athletes are gaining the most from all aspects of training on the court and in the weight room, and through their diets.

 16U Girls

 Program Head Coach  Scott Carr  Scott played volleyball at Brock University (CIS) and then launched Shawnigan Lake School's volleyball program. He was also a head coach at SMUS (Victoria) and with the BC Summer Games, leading his teams to regional and national championships. Scott is certified at NCCP Level 2 and has been a passionate BCO enthusiast for many years. In 2015, Scott coached with BCO and is excited to return to the coaching staff this year.

 17/18U Girls

 Program Head Coach   Tessa May Tessa is fresh off her senior year as a starting middle blocker for the SFU Women's Volleyball team, wrapping up a very successful varsity career. Tessa graduated from BCO in 2015 and was a starting middle blocker of the 18U team which won the 18U National Championships and North Shore Sports Team Award. She has been coaching with BCO since 2016, sharing her expertise with her athletes and leading them to success on and off the court.

 15U Boys

 Program Head Coach  Shon Sim Shon played a year of Junior Varsity at UBC and has been coaching since 1997. He most recently coached the first senior high-school boys' team on the North Shore in many years at Argyle Secondary, and is dedicated to growing boys' volleyball on the North Shore. In 2011 he was the Head Coach of the BCO Boys 16U program which won Division 2 gold at Nationals, with 3 players going on to play post-secondary volleyball. His hope is to see his many young athletes grow into leaders in sport and their community, ultimately giving back as coaches down the road. 

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