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About our coaches:

Coach Mia Ouellette – Head Coach 13UG  

As an educator for the past 18 years, Coach Mia brings a passion for helping young people fulfill their goals to her role as a coach with Subzero. A former player at the provincial level, Mia first began coaching grade 9/10 volleyball in 2012. This year, she is taking on the challenge of working with the 13U Girls group, as she loves teaching the fundamentals of volleyball. When asked why she coaches, she responded “I coach because it is important for youth to develop skills and passions outside of school for their development and well-being. I am a strong believer that playing sports can help youth develop social, collaborative, self-regulation, and self-agency skills that will serve them for the rest of their lives.” As a coach, she always enjoys watching a youth’s progression both on the court and as a person from the beginning to the end of a season. But a highlight from the 2023 season was accompanying the15U boys to Nationals in Edmonton and seeing them work so hard together to win the semi-finals. Subzero is absolutely thrilled to have Mia on our coaching team again this year!

Meet Coach Jeremy Staveley – Head Coach 13UB and Coach Mentor 16UB      

Subzero is thrilled to have Jeremy Staveley with us for a second year. Coach Jeremy joined Subzero during the 2023 season as the Head Coach for the newly established Subzero Faro Satellite team. He was instrumental in helping to build a thriving volleyball program in Faro, which continues in the 2024 season. Born in Vancouver and raised in Cochrane, Alberta, Jeremy has lived in the Yukon on and off since 2006, but has called Yukon home since 2020. These days, he can be found enjoying all the benefits of being a Marsh Lake resident. As an avid paddler, in the summer you will generally find him on the water. Jeremy began his volleyball journey as a player with Dinos Volleyball (Calgary) and later with the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC). He has been coaching for the past 16 years, and has coached for the Prince George Kodiaks, Calgary High School Athletics, Team Alberta, and in the Yukon. When asked why he coaches, Jeremy cited a love for the sport, competing, and making meaningful connections between life and athletics. We are so fortunate to have Coach Jeremy with us this year!

Coach Sean McCarron – Head Coach 15UG  

Sean began his athletic career playing soccer, volleyball, golf and basketball in school. He even played some epic games of street hockey. These years spent with mentor coaches helped develop Sean into the high energy and passionate coach and teacher he is today! With 31 years of coaching under his belt he knows his way around a basketball or volleyball court. In that time the highlight of his coaching career has been winning back to back volleyball titles coaching his daughter at FH Collins. Sean runs an energetic, dynamic practise for his U15 girls hoping to shape their volleyball into a fun, aggressive and entertaining style. His practices are organized and efficient, making the best use of time. His enthusiasm for the sport is apparent and he is passing this excitement on to the girls. The enjoyment of working hard and digging up those balls, swinging at every set, and celebrating every play is reflected in smiles on the court. When not coaching Sean is hanging out with family, playing basketball, watching NFL football, golfing, biking, and marking essays. You can also find him in a classroom teaching English to grade 11 and 12 students as well as, Drama to grade 8 and 9 students. Remember him on coach appreciation week (Sept. 16 - 24) with a coffee one cream, one sugar and some cheezies. 

Coach Meghann Morrisson – Assistant Coach 15UG  

Meghann was a soccer player and a extraordinary broomball player here in the Yukon. Although now retired, she received both MVP and rookie of the year awards. Throughout the years playing she worked and learnt from a variety of knowledgeable coaches and players. Meghann has been coaching for 5 years and is willing to jump in and coach when no one else can! Meghann is a quiet and supportive coach who develops her team to become a united team that plays well together and has fun on the court. So far, her highlight has been going to BC Provincials with the Subzero U14 girls. When not coaching you can find Meghann camping, painting, paddle boarding, hitting the gym, cross country skiing, singing, hanging out with the family, and binge watching drama and reality shows. She even manages to squeeze in teaching Visual Arts and English at St. Francis. Remember her on coach appreciation week (Sept. 16 - 24) with a black coffee, or plain latte and some dark chocolate. 

Meet Coach Sebastian Tajonera – Head Coach 16UB    

Coach Seb is a great example of an athlete giving back to the club. He started with Subzero in grade 8, and has been with the club for the past 6 years. As a player, some of his volleyball highlights include representing Team Yukon for volleyball three separate times: Canada Cup 2022/Canada Summer Games 2022, Arctic Winter Games 2023 and 2024. For his capstone project in grade 12, Sebastian decided to take on the challenge of becoming a certified volleyball coach and completed his coaching credentials while working with Subzero’s 15U Boys team as Head Coach. He took that team to Nationals, and the team came home with a silver medal in tier 6 – his coaching highlight to date! When asked why he decided to coach, Sebastian said “I want to be involved with the sport even after my playing days are over. It is also a great way to give back to the community and to Subzero since they played a big part in making my high school and club years beyond enjoyable.” When not playing or coaching volleyball, Sebastian really enjoys sleeping We are very fortunate to have Sebastian as part of our coaching team!

Coach Taylor Phillips – Head Coach 17UGB 

Meet Coach Taylor Phillips, coach of Subzero’s 17U Boys team. Taylor has been coaching for the past 15 years and has completed her Advanced Development Coach training. As a former northern player herself (she has competed indoor volleyball  in two Arctic Winter Games for Team NWT as well as in the Western Canada Summer Games for beach volleyball) Taylor brings an incredible amount of dedication to her coach role. She is the coach who is always booking extra fitness sessions, setting up games, talking about nutrition  and generally looking for every possible way to set up her team for success. Taylor generously gives her time to volleyball year round, coaching clinics, club season and beach season. When asked why she coaches, Taylor responded “I didn't have a volleyball coach growing up and want to give back to the sport I love. Watching the athlete grow and learn to love the sport is so rewarding. My favorite thing about coaching is watching the moment a skill makes sense to an athlete. The rapid rate of progression once that happens is incredible.” We are very fortunate to have Coach Taylor on the Subzero team!

Coach Frank Oblak – Assistant Coach 17UB

Meet Coach Frank. A 5-year coaching veteran and 45-year player of the sport, Coach Frank is always the first to volunteer his time to skills clinics, special events, and especially beach volleyball days on his home turf in Carcross (he was a driving force in the creation of the beautiful beach volleyball courts in Carcross, Yukon). Frank is a man of few words when filling out a coach bio survey, but it is clear to us all that he loves passing on his skills and love of the game to the next generation of volleyball players and watching them create new friendships both on and off the court.

Coach Hayli Deans – Head Coach 17UG  

Subzero Volleyball Club is delighted to introduce our UG17 Head Coach Hayli Deans! Hayli grew up in Edmonton and moved to Whitehorse in 2022. She’s been playing volleyball since age 13 continuing to the team at Southern Albert Institue of Technology (SAIT) and into adult leagues. Coach Deans likes the challenge of the technical and strategic aspects of volleyball and the environment of teamwork. Having fun supporting each other and working on being a cohesive team are experiences that she hopes to bring to our Subzero U17 girls. Hayli’s goals as head coach are to encourage our athletes to develop their self-confidence, mental toughness and leadership skills through teamwork and progressive training. Coach Deans is looking forward to a fun season and all the training and games opportunities our players enjoy as part of Subzero!

Coach Tonja Hinchey – Assistant Coach 17UG  

Subzero Volleyball Club is delighted to introduce returning Assistant Coach Tonja Hinchey! Tonja grew up in Saskatoon and has been in Whitehorse for close to 30 years. She played volleyball through high school and went on to set for Medicine Hat College and play in various adult leagues. Coach Hinchey remembers well the steep learning curve when a player starts up with volleyball and enjoys helping players individually develop their unique skills so they can enjoy when all the training comes together and “starts to click”. Tonja’s two daughters enjoy being part of many sports including Subzero and coaching is a way she can give back to the community some of the time and energy that others have given her family over the years. Team camaraderie and all the fun game events are the great memories Tonja is happy our players will carry with them after our season is over.

More coach bios coming soon....

Coach Monica Alesna – Assistant Coach 13UG  

Coach Martin Turpin – Assistant Coach 13UB  

Coach Natasha Bilodeau – Head Coach 14UG  

Coach Joshua Wilcox – Assistant Coach 14UG  

Coach Chad Brassard – Assistant Coach 14UG  

Coach Chelsea Matzick – Assistant Coach 14UG  

Coach Anthony Grottoli – Head Coach 14UB  

Coach Krish Sharma – Assistant Coach 14UB

Coach Nathan Bingham – Head Coach 15UB  

Coach Colin Teramura – Assistant Coach 15UB  

Coach Emiko Teramura – Assistant Coach 15UB  

Coach Andrie Regis – Assistant Coach 15UB  

Coach Julie Von Wiegen – Head Coach 16UG  

Coach Isabel Magsucang – Assistant Coach 16UG  

Coach Caroline Holway – Head Coach 18UB and Coach Mentor 16UB  

Coach Tanner Cassidy – Assistant Coach 18UB  

 Coach Jeffrey McLean – Assistant Coach 18UB  

Coach Edouard Belanger – Assistant Coach 18UB