Coaches

About Our Coaches

JAY MOONEY - CLUB HEAD COACH

  • 3 years Ottawa Fusion Club Head Coach / Technical Director
  • 16 years of coaching volleyball at various levels
  • 5 Years Sportscan physical movement, mental, nutrition and volleyball training
  • Head Coach 2014 Algonquin College OCAA East Div. Champions
  • Head Coach 2013 Algonquin College OCAA East Div. Champions
  • Head Coach 18UB Div.1 Tier 1 National Champion Maverick Mustangs
  • Assistant Coach 16U National Silver Medalist (Div1 Tier1)
  • 7 years Head Coach University of Ottawa club volleyball team
  • NCCP Level 2 - Certified

BRIAN COONEY

  • 27 years coaching experience in volleyball, hockey, baseball and softball.
  • 3rd year coaching Club with Fusion (14u - 16u)
  • 1 year as assistant coach in OCAA with Algonquin College Men’s Volleyball Team (1996)
  • Co-Founder of "Club 6" volleyball and Head Coach of the Juvenile Boys Program (15u-17u)
  • 14 years coaching high school girls and boys volleyball
    • Confederation and AY Jackson High School 94-95 CHSAA Champions
  • NCCP Technical 1 and Technical 2 Certified. Level 2 in Training.
  • 15 Years as a player with the Onion Patch Men’s Senior AA Team. Competed in the Quebec league and OVA with multiple Provincial and National medals. Competed in the Labatts Pro Beach Tour and Ontario & Quebec Beach Circuits.

BROCK KALEF

  • 8th year of club coaching with the Ottawa Fusion
  • 16+ years coaching volleyball (13U to 18U club, college, and high school)
  • 8 years Head Coach 1 year Assistant Coach in OCAA with Algonquin College women's team
    • awarded Eastern Division coach of the year two times
    • two Eastern Division championships, both undefeated seasons.
    • one time represented Ontario at the CCAA championships
  • 4 years as setter in OCAA at Algonquin college
  • 4 years competing in OVA and local beach tours, and OCVL
  • NCCP Level 2 - Certified

CHERYL WADASINGHE

  • 3rd year of club assistant coaching with Fusion (13U, 14U and 15U)
  • Athletic conditioning and training enthusiast

CHRIS LANG

  • 3rd year of club assistant coaching with Fusion (14U - 16U)
  • 10 years coaching hockey
  • 20+ years experience in sports injury management and prevention  as a Registered Physical Therapist

CLARK ADAMS

  • High School teacher coaching various sports
  • 3rd year as coach for Fusion (15UG, 15U - 16UB)

DAVID YOUNG

  • 7 years of coaching club with Fusion  (14U to 18U)
    • Assistant Coach 16U National Silver medalist (Div1 Tier1)
    • Assistant Coach 15U National Bronze medalist (Div1 Tier1)
  • 2 years as setter in RSEQ at Vanier college
  • NCCP Level 1 - Certified

DEBORAH PRICE

  • 29 years as a coach (Ottawa Fusion, Fanshawe College, Forest City)
  • 20 years coaching with Ottawa Kangaroos and Fusion
  • NCCP Level 2 - Certified
  • NCCP Level 3 - In training
  • 5 years assistant coach Region 6 programs
    • 1 Ontario Summer Games gold medal

ERIN SHEA

  • 5 years assistant coach with Fusion (14U to 17U)
  • Piano teacher Young enough to still be playing volleyball on a regular basis

HEIDI LOWRY

  • 2nd year coaching with Fusion
  • OVA athlete recruited to NCAA to play for Ohio State University
    • won a Big Ten championship
    • was an NCAA Final Four competitor
    • an Academic All Big Ten recipient
  • coached Ohio State Men’s Club team
    • 2nd place finish at the US National Championships.
  • beach volleyball career that included playing on;
    • the Canadian National team
    • FIVB world tour
  • 12 years has competed in the Highland Games Heavy Events
  • 23 years teaching grades 7 and 8

IAN MCALPINE

  • 1st year coach with Ottawa Fusion 14UB
  • Coach at Ottawa Fusion Summer Camp and Jr. Fusion Programs
  • 4 years in OCAA with Algonquin College
    • 2 time OCAA All Star
    • Current OCAA all time record holder for most blocks in a match (14)
  • Journalism diploma from Algonquin College
  • Bachelor of journalism from uOttawa

JANICE MACNAMARA-FREEMAN

  • 9 years as head & assistant coach for Fusion (14u - 18u)
  • 2 years as OVA Region 6 assistant coach
  • 20+ years coaching various sports
  • 2 years as coach for juvenile boys, Onion Patch club in Ottawa
  • 13 years as coach girls soccer teams, Ottawa
  • 2 years played and coached with Ottawa By-Town VB Club
  • Founding Director at Toronto West VB Club
    • 3 years as coach for juvenile boys and men's A teams
    • 3 years player on womens A team
  • 4 years as setter in CIS for University of Toronto
  • NCCP Level 2 - Certified for volleyball
  • NCCP Level 3 - Certified for soccer
  • Bachelor Of Physical and Health Education, and a Bachelor of Education Degree

JOSHUA BAPTISTE

  • 7 years beach coaching
  • 15 years Provincial level Official
  • 4 years with Phoenix Club (1996-2000)
  • 3 years high school
  • 8 years professional beach AVP, FIVB & OVA stops
  • 4 years OVA mens league
  • 4 years setter in OCAA with Loyalist College
    • male-athlete of the year Loyalist College 1993-1994

KENDRA FREEMAN

  • 2nd year coaching with Fusion (14U, 14UB)
  • 7 years of frequently assisting in various volleyball coaching activities
    • Coached a junior boys high school volleyball team
    • Assisted Club team coaches by running drills and demonstrating skills in practices (14u - 18u)
  • 13 years volleyball playing experience
    • 6 years club
      • 2 years on the OVA Region 6 team

MATT CORRIVEAU

  • 1st year head coach Ottawa Fusion (14U)
  • 2 years head coach Ottawa Fusion Jr. Fusion program
  • 2 years in OCAA with Algonquin College
  • 2 year in UOttawa Gee Gees
  • 3 years Athletic Trainer with Sportscan & Fitquest
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • BSc in Kinesiology From University of Ottawa
  • Graduate Certificate in Sports Business Management

MIKE SNARR

  • 15 years coaching volleyball (13U to 18U club and high school)
  • 7 years of club coaching with Les Griffons de l'Outaouais and the Ottawa Fusion
  • Assistant Coach with Region 6 Programs (2014 Winter Games team, HPC tryouts, summer training)
  • NCCP Level 2 - Certified
  • Teacher and Guidance Counsellor with the OCDSB

SAM OJIE

  • 16 years coaching volleyball - NCAA Division 1 Assistant Coach at LSU, Oklahoma, Tulane
  • 3rd year with Fusion
  • NCCP Level 2 - Certified
  • Former professional player in the Ivory Coast, England, and France
  • Master Volleyball Training - Owner-operator