Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Darren Cannell Academy Head Coach

Darren has coached club volleyball for two decades. Was president of the Saskatchewan Volleyball Association for ten years and a Volleyball Canada Director for the same. He has coached a provincial team, CANAM teams, and national teams.

Darren played 5 years university volleyball in Ontario (nominated all Ontario), senior club player, beach and on the master's national team.

Best way to contact us via email: saskatooneva@gmail.com

If you need further information or like the hear my voice call: 306-361-5206

Volleyball Elite Academy Coaches

Reanne Reider

Reanne played four years for the University of Saskatchewan in the early '90s. At this time, she began coaching in the summers at the Huskie Volleyball Summer Camps and Coaches Symposiums. She continued coaching volleyball over the next three decades at high schools throughout the city of Saskatoon where she successfully leads numerous teams to the city and provincial medals. Reanne currently coaches the boys and girls teams at St Joes High School as well as coaching club. Reanne is one of best coaches at teaching player to underhand pass.

Toaka Chie Imamura

Chie as a player in 1990 played in the Asian Junior Women's Volleyball Championship and won gold. She was awarded the best setter award. In 1991 she played in Women's U20 World Championship and won bronze. She was awarded the best setter award. In 1990 and 1994 she played for the University of Tsukaba Women's Volleyball Team. Tsukaba University was one of the top teams in Japan. In 1987 the Tsukaba University came to Saskatoon to play against the University of Saskatchewan and again in 1990 and Chie came with them. In 1994 Chie came to Saskatoon to be an assistant coach at the University of Saskatchewan. She has since that time coached Club volleyball, High school volleyball, Community volleyball and done individual practice in the province. By many, she is considered to be one of the best setter coaches in the province.

Leanne McGettigan

As a player, Leanne competed at the provincial, university and national level. Her tenure with the Saskatchewan provincial team included 2 trips to Canada Games, a gold medal win in 1989 as well as a National title in 1988. In the summer of 1990, Leanne was also selected to play for Canada’s National B team. Leanne went on to play for the University of Saskatchewan for 3 years winning 2 conference titles, a silver medal at Nationals as well as individual all Canadian awards. Leanne finished her eligibility with the University of British Columbia earning a place on the all Canadian team. During this time Leanne completed a Masters in Human Kinetics specializing in Coaching science as well as graduating from the National Coaching Institute in Victoria with NCCP Level 4.

As a coach, Leanne has been involved with a number of developmental camps, elite level camps, provincial teams as well as assistant coaching with the University of British Columbia and the University of Saskatchewan including being mentored by some of the top coaches in Canada.

Robyn Flaman

Robyn has coached volleyball for 20 years at the high school, club, and provincial team levels. She has coached at numerous camps, including Huskie camps and the Mount Royal Volleyball camp. Most recently she was the head coach of the U18 Huskie Women's Volleyball Club. As a player, Robyn was an outside hitter. She played club volleyball, provincial team, and played for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies from 1995-1998. Robyn loves volleyball and looks forward to sharing this passion with young people.

Dale Regel

Dale has been involved in coaching for the last 40 years. He coached at Prince Albert's ST. Mary for 32 years. He spent time coaching numerous provincial teams and has been involved with the Digit summer camp since it's inception. Most recently he has been working with the SVA as a coach evaluator.

Stacey Cooke

Stacey played 5 years with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies from 1987-1992. During this time the team won 2 conference titles. Attended the National Championship 3 times with a silver medal in her 4th year. She was named as a Canada West all-star 3 times as well as a first-team All-Canadian 3 times. At a national level, Stacey played with the Junior National Team for 2 summers. Attending the World Junior Championship in Peru in 1989 and the Universiade Games in England in 1991. She also joined the Senior National team for a summer in 1992. In 2007 Stacey was given the honor of being inducted into the Huskie Hall of Fame. As a coach, Stacey assisted with the U of S for 2 seasons in the early 1990s. She has coached at the high school level for 5 seasons winning 2 city titles and a Provincial title with the Holy Cross Crusaders. Stacey is currently coaching with the JCVC volleyball club and has been for the past 5 seasons.

JP Barker

JP started his playing career in 1980 at the Summer Games. In 1982-1985 he was a member of the Junior National Team and played at the University of Saskatchewan Huskies from 1982 -1986. He has been coaching for 30 years. He has taken the Holy Cross School Senior Boys High School team to Citywide champions on two separate occasions. Currently, he is coaching the Senior Girls High School Team at Holy Cross and will be defending his city championship.

Bill Beaudry

Bill Beaudry has played volleyball for 35 years. The majority of that being co-ed adult volleyball. He has played a number of provincial and western Canadian tournaments along the journey. I started coaching at a young age in the late '80s. I've coached high school and post-secondary teams along the way. I have also coached other sports as well, such as soccer, softball, and hockey. But volleyball is my passion. Presently I coach the boy's program at Bishop James Mahoney high school and am coaching a U15 men's club team. We are very lucky to have him sharing his expertise.

Michele McKeown

Michele has been involved with volleyball as a player and coach for over 30 years. She has won provincial championships at the high school, club, senior, master, and beach levels. She has won Western Canadian titles and National Championships at various times over her career, and enjoys being part of the Team Canada Master’s program where she has travelled to tournaments in the U.S. and Greece. She loves to share her knowledge and passion for the game through her coaching at high school, club, and beach programs, but most importantly, enjoys creating opportunities for upcoming players to learn, understand, and gain her passion for the game of volleyball.

Rob Dziadyk

Rob has played volleyball for 35 years at various levels in Saskatchewan. Rob started in the club system in 1983 and continues to play at the Senior men’s level. Volleyball is his true passion though he has coached other sports like softball and soccer along the way. Rob has spent the past 4 years coaching with SMASH Volleyball Club and has assisted them to 2 Provincial titles and a Division 2 Western Canadian title. Rob recently mentored under Coach Dale Regal and enjoys sharing his passion for the game with upcoming players hoping to ignite that lifelong love for the game.

Don Laing

Don started coaching sports in 1978. He coached the provincial teams in the 1980s, school teams from 1979 until 2012 and club season for 25 years. He coached a year with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies 1984-85 as an assistant coach with head coach Frank Enns. He is presently retired and doing marathons, triathlon and bike touring. Don was also the past Saskatchewan Volleyball Association Coaching Pathway Coordinator.

Stacey Laing

Stacey has over 16 years of combined coach and player experience with the sport of volleyball. Stacey played high school volleyball with Carlton Comprehensive high school, and was selected to 6 Sask Provincial Teams, and played with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. She is the winner of the Laurie Anne Leier Athletic and Academic Excellence Memorial Award through the Saskatchewan Volleyball Association. Currently, Stacey coaches with the Summit Volleyball program in Regina. Her focus and greatest knowledge base is with the setting position and she is eager to help develop young setters. She is a NCCP certified coach in volleyball, basketball, athletics, and gymnastics. She is also a CSEP certified CPT and CEP. As a coach, she has coached school, club, and provincial level teams. Stacey has a bachelors degree in Kinesiology and currently works as a Dream Broker for Sask Sport. She was named one of CBC's Top 40 Under 40 in 2015. Her greatest passion is helping youth see the benefits of the sport that goes beyond the playing surfaces in hopes of creating a lifelong love for the sport.