Coaches


Learn To Play Coach

Brenda Heisz
Founder, President, Director

Brenda has two diploma's from Mount Royal College in Aquatic Administration and Recreation Therapy adding a third as an EMT-A in 1997. She managed seasonal swimming pools and worked as an EMR/EMT-A in Forestburg and Fairveiw. Brenda started her coaching career at the age of 16. Coaching and teaching swimming, spring board diving and baseball with a Fully Certificated Level 1 Coach, for 16 plus years. Adding the NCCP Advanced Development Certificate in volleyball in 2015. She enjoys developing and mentoring new coaches. She is excellent at teaching basic skills and technique. She will give young athletes' a great start to enjoying and playing well in the sport of volleyball.

 

Recreation Coaches

Head Coach Yellow Team

Colleen Hardy

Colleen enjoyed sports right from the beginning.  She played multi-sports in school with volleyball being the sport she pursued, playing as an outside hitter for Grant MacEwan during her college years. At age 22 she started refereeing volleyball and basketball and then added coaching to her growing resume. Colleen has coached volleyball, hockey, badminton, and basketball and for a time ran the physed sports program for Parkland School Division. She continued all this while having a family and sharing her love of sport with her children. One daughter is following in her footsteps and plays for Briercrest Clippers College as a libero. We are thrilled Colleen has joined our coaching team! She is a fantastic addition. Welcome to the Warriors Colleen!

Head Coach Yellow Team

Stephen Doell

Stephen has coached various sports including indoor/outdoor soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, football, and others over the past 12 years including instructing physical education programs for 4 years. He has a strong passion for teaching children. Helping them grow into strong young men and women is a very important part of his ambition. He has been married for 24 years and has 4 children ages 22, 20,12, & 8. Together, his wife and he, run their own business for over 5 years helping people start and grow their businesses providing many supports over the lifetime of their business. Stephen is very excited to start mentoring and coaching your young athletes! We are thrilled Stephen is joining our coaching team! Welcome Stephen!

Assistant Coaches Yellow Team  

Jennifer Sooley

Jennifer enjoys almost all physical activities.  You can find her golfing, running, hiking, camping, snowboarding, snowshoeing, lifting weights, or playing volleyball and soccer with her girls in their yard. She has worked hard to overcome many obstacles in life. Which lead to her fostering and embracing the mindset that "we can do anything we give our time and attention to". She feels passionate about empowering girls in sports; focusing on what their bodies are capable of instead of how we look. I enjoy reading and singing at the top of my lungs as well. Jennifer is excited and enthusiastic to start something new in a sport I love so much - coaching. We are SO excited that Jennifer has chosen the Warriors to start this new journey!  We can’t wait to see how she, not only grows herself but, also how her bubbly and inspiring attitude lifts our athletes to “be the best them they can be”! Welcome to the team, Jennifer!

 

Tzeira Jevne 

Tzeira is a multisport athlete however, whether she is playing basketball, running, or lifting weights her heart always goes back to volleyball. She is ready to see the court from the perspective of a coach and desires to show athletes that volleyball isn’t just a sport but an art form. The sport, if you let it, can teach athletes how to be in tune with their body as well as communicate, and work as a team. Tzeira is excited to start her coaching adventure and bring her knowledge to the court. She will be a great role model and inspiration to our young athletes. We are thrilled she has taken a position on our coaching team and can't wait to see her flourish in our club! Welcome to the Warriors Tzeira!

Head Coach Blue Team

Dillon Noseworthy

Dillon has a keen sense of sport, playing and officiating baseball, basketball and volleyball. Through Junior and Senior High School Dillon was a multi-sport Athlete. Starting with baseball: Dillon has 12 years’ experience and is a Level 2 Certificated Umpire. He has umpired many medal championships in Provincial tournaments, AB Indigenous and AB Summer Games.  Second, basketball where he not only played but became a certified Referee with the WCBOA (West Central Basketball Officials Association) giving his time freely. In volleyball he was a middle hitter with the Onoway School Mustang’s. Team Captain in 2017 leading his team to many victories. During High School he also found time to be an assistant coach to the Junior and Junior Varsity Women’s teams. Because of his dedication, commitment and hard work Dillon earned and received the “Michael Maloway Memorial Award” for Volunteerism! We are honoured this young man has joined our coaching team and look forward to seeing him grow and flourish with us! Welcome Dillon! 

 

Competitive Teams 

Head Coach U14 Women's



Gregg Wilson

Gregg has been a head coach of U15 - U17 teams for 5 seasons now. This 6th season he will be head coach for our U14 Women’s team. Gregg came to us with extensive experience coaching hockey, football, and baseball over a 20-year period.  He has 2 daughters, and he enjoys going on vacation with them to Hawaii or other places too.  He has been a business owner of APL Towing located in Spruce Grove for over 12 years.  Gregg enjoys giving back to his community, including coaching as a volunteer and has always been a supporter of women's and children's causes.  After a shortened season for Gregg last year due to work-related issues, he is ready again to fully commit to his team!  We are thrilled to have Gregg back and look forward to a great season of U14 growth under his tutelage. 

Assistant Coach U14 Women's

Julie Johnson 

Julie is a Warriors alumni athlete and we are so pleased she is going to start coaching with our U14 team and start the next chapter of volleyball!  She is a very inspiring young lady and will bring tons of knowledge, spirit, and be a fantastic role model for our new U14 athletes.

  

Head Coach U15 Women's  

Naomi Whiteoak

Naomi is an alumni athlete with us. She was a competitive, middle position, athlete on our U14,15, and 18 teams. She also played all through JV at her school - St. Peters the Apostle. During high school Naomi assistant coaching the grade 9 senior girls. She is currently working at as an HCA and studying at Norquest College for LPN. We are trilled she has decided to continue with the Warriors coaching team and we look forward to seeing what the future has for her! Welcome Coach Naomi!

Assistant Coach U15

Alanna Maltby

Alanna started playing volleyball at age 7.  She joined the Tri Area Warriors as a U14 athlete.  Alanna played volleyball throughout school and attended many camps. Living in Edmonton she played the next few seasons with FOG.  In high school, she coached the junior team for two years.  Returning to the Tri Area Warriors for her U18 season. Alanna has played setter, power, and libero positions.  Currently, she owns her own clothing boutique in Spruce Grove with her mom and sister. With this, she still finds time to own her own business as an aesthetician and a tattoo artist. Very motivated young lady!  We are thrilled Alanna has decided to continue her learning and growth with our team of coaches. 

  

Head Coach U16 Women's Yellow

Kassidy Mercredi

After three years as an assistant, Kassidy is taking on the Head Coach position for our U16 Women’s team. We are incredibly proud of Kassidy's dedication, mentorship, and growth as a person and coach. She is more than ready for this step! She is an alumni Warrior Setter (2014-2016). She has such passion and knowledge of this sport and is a great communicator. She has completed University. We are thrilled that she is ready to take this next step in her coaching. Kassidy continues to commit herself as an excellent role model for our young lady athletes! Can’t wait to see her in this role! Welcome back, Kassidy!

Assistant Coach U16 Women's Yellow 

Crystal Kaminski

Crystal is a registered nurse by career. She has taken an interest in many different types of sports that she watched her growing children participate in and learned to enjoy them all. To satisfy her increasing interest in knowledge she began coaching. She has coached soccer, hockey, and for the past 2 years volleyball with school teams. Crystal now wants to advance her coaching, development, and skills to be at a more competitive level. We are so excited she wants to do this with us and can’t wait to see her in action!  We are looking forward to the asset and role model Crystal will have on our young athletes. Welcome to our coach team Crystal!

 

Head Coach U16 Women's Blue

Tracy Woloshyn

Tracy is excited to be a part of the Tri Area Warriors Volleyball Club. This is her second year as head coach. Her main goal is to bring her current team to another successful season. She strives to develop each athlete to their full potential as an individual and as a team player. Through dedication, hard work, challenges, and celebrations her team will prosper together to achieve their dreams and goals. We are so pleased Tracy has joined our coaching team and can't wait to see her athletes thrive under her leadership!  Welcome to the team Tracy!

Assistant Coach U16 Blue 

Chloe Kapalka

Chloe is thrilled to be an assistant coach with the Warriors! She has been playing volleyball for years and now wants to share her love for the sport with others. Her main goal is to create a positive and supportive environment where her athletes can grow both as team players and individuals. She believes in focusing on skill development, teamwork, and having fun on and off the court. I can't wait to see my players improve and achieve their goals! We are looking forward to seeing Chloe grow as a mentor and coach!  Welcome to the coaching team Chloe!

 

Head Coach U18 Women's

Ken Wournell

Ken began coaching with us in 2014. As one of our valuable head coaches he has added Coach Manager to his already impressive skills! Seen retiring from teaching in 2017 to pursue other ventures, going into business with his son, coaching school teams again, and now teaching for a time: he is busier than ever. LOL As a teacher Ken accumulated an extensive coaching background, and experience with many schools’ athletic teams in various sports. He passes on his passion in his coaching by enriching and developing athletes in all areas of the game including technical skill, game IQ (strategy), behaviour and knowledge. Under his leadership teams have achieved many medals including 2 in 2015 and a gold medal in the 2016 VA Premier 2 tournament. He is a definite asset to our coaching team, and we are thrilled to have him continue his career with us! 

Assistant Coach U18 Women's

Stefany Alvarez

Volleyball is Stefany’s chosen sport! She played through high school and continues as an adult. She is excited to start her coaching adventure! 

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Jonathan Bueckert

Jonathan enjoys a variety of sports, especially team sports.  He has been married for almost 25 years, and with that came 2 boys and 2 girls. Jonathan enjoys playing sports with his kids and follows them around, cheering from the stands, or coaching them in soccer, hockey, baseball, and softball. For the last 2 years, he has been coaching his daughter’s high school volleyball team. Jonathan is looking forward to encouraging these young women in their group dynamics, skills, and knowledge, watching them experience both personal and team success. We are thrilled Jonathan has joined our coaching team! Welcome to the Warriors Jonathan!

Assistant Coach U18 Women's/Competitive League Consultant

Dia Syed 

Founder of Girls in Sport Alberta

Dia is the Founder of Girls in Sport, Alberta. Dia joined our team in 2013 as our U15 Girls Coach. She has lead her teams to 2 medals including a gold at the 2016 VA #2 Premier Tournament. Dia began her Volleyball career in 2006 playing on Junior and Senior High School teams. Even after moving to Windsor, Ontario in 2010 volleyball continued to be an important part of her recreational life. Launching herself into a coaching status her goals with the sport evolved. She is an Advance Developmental Coach but took her coaching career to a whole new level after being awarded the "Take the Lead Grant" sponsored by InMotion Network (funding provided by the Alberta Sport Connection). She is working towards her Advanced Coaching Diploma which is the pinnacle of a coaches’ NCCP education and is recognized as being among the most qualified coaches and leaders of athletes and sport programs provincially, nationally and internationally.  We are privileged to have Dia's drive, heart, commitment and determination as she strives towards her future goal as a certified Performance Coach.  

 

Competitive Team Partners

High Technical Skills Trainer

Clark Spencer - Welcome back Clark! 

 

Fitness Trainer

Steven Murphy

 

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