FOOTHILLS HEAD COACHING STAFF

Coach Wildman

David Wildman, ChPC 

CEO

Coaching Level- Performance Certified

Guest Coach To All Ace Teams

Alan Samchek

Coaching Level- Development Trained

Head Coach- U17 Ace Of Hearts Grey

Alan has coached and played volleyball at high school and college level. Alan has also competed in volleyball at a provincial level and in some other sports at a provincial, national and world championship level.  This has led him to experience the complexity of competition, the sorrow of disappointments at the provincial, national and world stage, including some well fought and sweet tastes of victories at the provincial and national level. 

 

Through these experiences have formed Alans unique style and approach to “With winning in Mind.”  This approach stress the importance and balance between; Mental, physical and team skills.  I stress within my teams - positive attitude, effort and team as the foundation to competing at the highest volleyball level they can achieve and by following the process they enable their own successes.

AJ Lefebre

Coaching Level- Development Trained

Head Coach- U15 Ace Of Clubs White

AJ started her volleyball career when she was in grade 7 and has continued on with the sport through the past 10 years. She started her club career in grade 9 where she played for Calgary Sparks club team before making the switch in her U16 year to be apart of one of the first teams ACE established in 2012. AJ played out the rest of her club years with ACE.

After graduation, AJ went on to attend university in Kelowna at UBCO. She also decided to coach volleyball in Kelowna for Kelowna Volleyball Club, being an assistant for  u14, u16 and u18 teams throughout the 4 years of her degree. After graduating this past June, she has moved back to Calgary and is extremely excited to continue her coaching career for ACE and to take on the head coach role of the U15 Foothills team. AJ’s goal for the season is to instill the same passion she has for volleyball into the team she coaches.

Tammi Archer

Coaching Level- Development In Training

Head Coach- U14 Aces White

Tammi Arch is a proud mother of 3 teenage boys. Tammi started her career in nursing back in 1995 where she worked at the Foothills and the Rocky View Hospital. She went on to work with high risk youth for many years where she coached and guided them to be leaders and to have the confidence to become great people in our community.  After nursing Tammi started working for the Foothills School Division and shortly after that started coaching the senior’s boy’s volleyball team. Her passion for coaching and the sport of volleyball has let her to many successful seasons and other volleyball coaching opportunities. Tammi brings a very competitive style of coaching background to the Ace program due to her 13 years as a high level gymnast. Tammi's philosophies in coaching are to build individuals into strong confident athletes who will thrive not just in sport but life.  Ace is proud to have such a strong women role model as a head coach and look forward to the successful season.   

Sara Pauls

Coaching Level-Development In Training

Head Coach- U13 Jr. Aces Red

Sara started her volleyball career at the age of 15 when she was scouted for the U15 403 Selects at a local tournament. Shortly after, Sara continued her volleyball career with Ace as one of the first established Ace Teams in 2012. She played her club career throughout high School, and continued through at College level with Sait Trojans Women’s Volleyball Team. 

 

After Sait, Sara continues and pursues her degree at Mount Royal University. Sara believes in creating a fun, driven and energetic environment for the players around her. She is a firm believer on the fundamentals of the game, while also providing individual needs to each player. Sara is extremely excited to come back and be apart of the Ace family. 

ASSISTANT COACHING STAFF

Makenzie

Development In Training

Ella

Development In Training

Josh

Development In Training

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