NAVC Griffins 16W Coaching Staff
Kimberly started her post-secondary career with the NAIT Ooks for a season and continued with MacEwan University Griffins for four more. After graduating with her Bachelor of Commerce Degree majoring in Management, minoring in Human Resources, Kimberly started learning the coaches perspective of volleyball by staying involved with the U-Sport Griffins as an assistant coach. The last fews years, Kimberly has been a Head coach and Assistant coach of U16 and U18 NAVC teams, Millwoods Christian High School Head Coach, Aspire Indoor & Beach Coach, Co-Coach for Alberta Summer Games Zones 5, 6 & 7.
Prioritizing self-understanding in her players is Kimberly’s focus to help the athletes grow as not only players, but also young adults. Technical skills and strategy are important, but equivalently, so is leadership, respect, and adaptability.
Appreciation for what coaches did for her in sport is what inspires Kimberly, and she hopes to influence her athletes in the same positive way she was.
Larissa is excited to be back coaching with NAVC. She has a wealth of experience with club volleyball, Provincial Team volleyball and also coached with MacEwan University for 6 seasons.
Larissa is a former CIS athlete having played 5 seasons for the U of A Pandas with 3 years as the MVP. She was also a member of Canada's FISU Games team from 2003-2005 as well as a member of Team Canada women's nationals team from 2005-2009. During her time on the National team she was voted twice the best setter at NORCECA tournaments. Larissa was also a professional volleyball player for 5 seasons for Spain, France, Germany, Romania and Azerbaijan. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge, skill and experience in all positions, but specializing in setting and is looking forward to sharing her passion for the sport with these growing athletes.
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