CALGARY HEAD COACHING STAFF

David Wildman, ChPC 

Founder

Coaching Level- Performance Certified   

Head Coach- U18 Ace Of Spades Black

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Phil Tang

Coaching Level- Performance In Training

Head Coach- U17 Ace Of Hearts Red

Phillip Tang is a trained high performance coach (level 3) looking to complete his certification this coming club season. He started coaching high school boys volleyball in a fly in community in Northern Manitoba where his team won zones. His teaching career lead him to a school just outside of Calgary where the boys and girls volleyball teams he coached found success, winning multiple banners. Phillip has coached six years of club volleyball, his teams winning a gold medal at nationals one year and a provincial banner the following year with a different group. Long after people have stopped talking about the medals and banners, Phillip is still in touch with the players from those teams.  Phillip’s coaching philosophy is very much like his teaching philosophy - lead pupils to the solution but allow them to discover it themselves. He wants his players to know the why instead of just the how. The pure joy in a person’s face when they get that ‘a-ha’ moment is unparalleled. He feels like this added investment in time is what allows his players to perform at their best during the big competitions at the end of the season.

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Corbett Farrell

Coaching Level- Development Certified

Head Coach- U18 Ace Of Spades Red

Cory has had a love of volleyball for most of his life, but began his coaching career in Grande Prairie in 2014. He has coached teams at a variety of levels including, Junior Varsity, Varsity, U15, and U16. Some team successes include a Grade 9 Zone gold medal, Junior Varsity Zone gold, and 2 Junior Varsity provincial championships. Cory enjoys instilling passion, drive, a competitive attitude in the athletes he works with. He enjoys the tactics that are so integral to volleyball and strives to help athletes improve their volleyball abilities by seeing the sport through a tactical and strategic lens. Cory is eager to share his knowledge with athletes and is always looking to keep developing and learning from the athletes that he has the opportunity to work with.

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Jena Richichi-Reid

Coaching Level-Development Trained

Head Coach- U18 Ace Of Spades White

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Pennie Brennan

Coaching Level- Development Certified

Head Coach- U17 Ace Of Hearts Black

Pennie has loved and played volleyball for over 25 years. When Pennie made her first serve over in grade 7 after struggling all season, she had so much joy after finding success and that excitement has not faded over the years. Her playing career began in Saint John New Brunswick, playing junior high, high school, university, and still plays every week with her Tier 1 team at the volleydome. Pennies true desire is to have her girls love Volleyball, so they play it lifelong. Her efforts and will work will focus on hard- practices will be hard. Competition should not be easy and therefore practices will not be easy. The most recent accomplishments was tied for 3rd at Nationals with her U16 team in our division/Tier, as well as Coaching a Grade 9 team to City finals in 2017 taking Silver in a hard fought 5th set. Pennie is looking forward to the memories of being a part of the Ace Family.

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Karina Richichi

Coaching Level- Development Certified

Head Coach- U15 Ace Of Clubs Black

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Craig Torrance

Coaching Level- Development Certified

Head Coach- U16 Ace Of Diamonds Red

Craig played competitive volleyball, among other sports, in the  UK from High School through University where he competed as a LS hitter.  At the Post Secondary levels Craig played for the University team in Sheffield, various National and International student teams. Craig also played with the Nation League Division 1 team, Leeds, in the UK National Volleyball League.

 

Craig started his coaching career helping to coach both the mens and womens teams at Sheffield University, winning the National Championship with the mens team. After relocating to Canada he returned to coaching with a local 14U boys, U15 and U16 club teams.  Craig’s focus is within the U15/U16 age groups and has seen success in these areas since joining ACE.  As with all ACE coaches, Craig continues to develop his coaching knowledge.

 

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Arrah Demsky

Coaching Level-Development Trained

Head Coach- U16 Ace Of Diamonds Black

Arrah has been coaching out of the volleydome for the past few years now, and is super excited to start her club volleyball coaching career with ace. She quit dance after seven years just to play volleyball and she has never looked back. Arrah never thought she would love anything more than playing volleyball, until she started coaching, and she realized that coaching was her true pride and joy. Her main goal is to ensure the children that she coaches are learning the proper techniques to execute physically playing the sport, as well as mentally training them to have a deeper understanding and passion for the game. Arrah focuses on teaching the kids how to keep their head in the game with a positive mindset and good work ethic by leading by example. She loves what she does and is ecstatic to be part of the #acefamily. 

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Santisouk Phommachakr

Coaching Level-Development Trained

Head Coach- U16 Ace Of Diamonds Purple

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Michael Cook

Coaching Level- Advanced Development Trained

Head Coach- U14 Aces Black

Michael has been involved in Volleyball for over 30 years developing his skill at one of the best volleyball high schools in the province Brooks Composite High where he was part of the provincial winning team. Where he and two other players from that team continued their playing at Mount Royal were they captured a bronze medal at the CCAA nationals. While Michael still plays to this day as much as possible he has been coaching throughout those many years as well from his time in Lethbridge when attend University of Lethbridge. Once returning to Calgary after post-secondary. Michael coached at varies clubs and local Jr. and Sr. high schools. Michael has been coaching at Ace for a few years now being involved with most age groups. Michael is a huge believer in fundamentals which has brought him to coach the U14 Black team. Michael wants to develop young athletics that learn what being part of a team is all about and instill the passion to play sports for years. The bonds that players can built will last for life.

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Linzee Aston

Coaching Level-Development In Training

Head Coach- U14 Aces Red

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Hunter Egeland

Coaching Level-Development In Training

Head Coach- U13 Jr. Aces Black

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ASSISTANT COACHING STAFF

Troy

A.D Training

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Ivan

Development In Training

Tasha

A.D Training

Mackenzie

Development In Training

Aysha

Development In Training

Kieran

Development Trained

Kaitlyn 

Development In Training

Ashton

Development In Training

Taylor

Development In Training

Ashleigh

Development Trained

Sarah

Development In Training

Corrine

Development Trained

Deb

Development In Training

Alex

Development In Training

Jeff

A.D Certified

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