Co-Founder, Head Coach, Program Management & Administration
Brian has been passionate about volleyball for over 25 years as a player, coach, and referee. As a player he was a multiple time provincial and national champion and he was twice named most outstanding player in BC. In 2000 he joined the national beach volleyball team and from 2001 to 2006 he competed on the Beach Volleyball World Tour for Canada.
Brian has a wealth of coaching experience and has worked with Canada’s top men’s and women’s beach volleyball teams including Olympians Ben Saxton, Chaim Schalk, Josh Binstock and FISU World Champions Megan and Nicole McNamara. He is currently the head coach of the varsity girls at West Point Grey Academy in Vancouver and he is also representing Canada as an international beach volleyball referee referee with a goal of representing Canada at the 2024 Olympics in Paris.
Brian enjoys passing on his love for volleyball to kids and has coached numerous school volleyball programs over the past 20 years. Brian co-founded SMASH Volleyball with the goal to give more kids the opportunity to enjoy the game that he loves so much.
Co-Founder / Director of Programming and Coaching
Darrin grew up in the gym watching his dad coach volleyball from a young age. This early involvement grew into a lifelong passion. As a player Darrin competed for BC’s provincial team and won a championship with the Capilano university blues
Since moving on to coach he is now the UBCO men’s volleyball assistant coach, Darrin has been involved with several other universities as well as Team BC for several years & spent time with our Women’s National Team. Darrin has a Masters degree from UBC in Coaching Science. He’s previously worked as a strength coach with a variety of top athletes in different sports.
Aly McKay is a former Varsity NCAA volleyball player at Simon Fraser University. Throughout her 4 years at SFU she was named Defensive Player of the Year for the GNAC conference as well as AVCA All-Region and third team All-American in her senior year. In her final year at SFU she was also awarded Female Athlete of the Year and Terry Fox Most Inspirational Athlete Award. Along with playing at the collegiate level, she has also spent a number of years as a libero for Team Canada Women’s Volleyball with a highlight of competing in the Pan Am Cup in the Dominican Republic. Throughout her athletic career Aly has always sought to give back to developing athletes by taking every opportunity she can to coach.
Technical Director, Private Training
As a player Matt was a Provincial and National Champion and competed as a varsity athlete at Thompson Rivers University where he joined the coaching staff as an assistant coach after graduating. Matt is currently an assistant coach with the UBC men’s volleyball team where he won a U Sport national championship in 2018. Matt is the Technical Director of Thunder Volleyball Club and has coached the BC provincial team for the past 6 years. He is completing his masters in human motor performance at UBC and has presented at the Volleyball BC Coaching Symposium where he taught high level coaches from around the province how to teach the skills of volleyball.