Brian Hiebert

Co-Founder / Director of Operations

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. He was a member of the Canadian beach volleyball national team from 2000 to 2006 and is a 2-time national champion. 

Brian has coached Canada’s top men’s and women’s beach volleyball teams. He is currently the assistant coach of the Capilano University men’s volleyball team and as an international referee he has worked at 2 Commonwealth Games and many other international tournaments. 

Brian enjoys passing on his love for volleyball to kids and has coached numerous youth volleyball programs over the past 20 years. He co-founded Smash Volleyball in 2018 with the goal to give more kids the opportunity to enjoy the game that he loves so much.

Darrin Moreira

Co-Founder / Technical Director

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

Darrin is currently the head coach of the men’s volleyball team at Capilano University and in the past he has coached at UBC, UBCO, TWU, team BC  & 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.

Nadine Plett

Summer Private Training Coordinator

Nicole Harris

Program Manager

Nicole was an active athlete as a child in volleyball, basketball, and track. Her participation in sports continued through as a competitive basketball player in high school, college, and into adulthood. She spent many years coaching youth basketball on Haida Gwaii until her sons graduated high school and she now lives in the Okanagan where she is a volunteer firefighter. Nicole began her role as Program Manager with Smash Volleyball in September 2023 and we are excited to have her on board!