Cory has been coaching OVA volleyball for 3 years and is excited to be moving into his 4th season serving as Head Coach for SRVC’s 15UG Cyclones team.

His interest in volleyball started in Grade 7, assisting Frank Lillaman, founder of the Seekers Volleyball Club, with his Grade 8 volleyball practices. His love of the sport grew in high school, playing as a setter for the Cathedral boys team.

In university Cory focused more on his civil engineering degree at Waterloo but maintained house league play until following graduation. He advanced his knowledge of the game as setter alongside former varsity and club players in various men’s & mixed leagues around the Greater Niagara-Hamilton area.

A few years later, when his family grew and his 2 daughter’s became interested in the sport, he started coaching house league at Dofasco (ArcelorMittal) Park and was technical coach for both of their school teams from 2015 to 2018, when joining Smash Raiders. While co-convening a Burlington volleyball league since 2019, he is con-currently training to achieve his OVA Development Coach and Advanced Development Coach certifications for both indoor and beach volleyball; both of which he still actively plays.

As a coach, Cory’s goal is not only to develop and fine tune the technical abilities of the players, but instill the same love of a team sport that can strengthen their determination, create life-long friendships, and instill self-confidence: character attributions that aid in all aspects of life!

Cory looks forward to a great season with the 15UG Cyclones this season. Players can expect to be challenged, to excel, and feel rewarded by the end of this competitive season, especially when they bring home some tournament ‘hardware’ again!