Former Coaches

ANTHONY CHEUNG

  • 4th year coaching Club with Fusion (14u-16u)
  • 1 year assistant coach Briercrest Women's Volleyball Program
  • 1 year assistant coaching Caronport High School (2nd in Provincials)
  • 4 years playing club with Roos. Achievements include;
    • 1 Provincial Gold
    • 2 National 5th place finishes

CHELSEA SCHMALZ

  • 9 years coaching In Winnipeg, Manitoba
    • Titans
    • TSF
    • Manitoba Bisons
  • 9 Years coaching high school volleyball in Winnipeg
    • General Byng School
    • Vincent Massey Collegiate
    • Fort Richmond Collegiate
    • St. Mary's Catholic Private School
    • Westgate Mennonite Collegiate
  • 6 years coaching with Fusion (14u-17u)
  • NCCP Level 2 Certified
  • Part Owner Black Sand Impressions

CRAIG JOHNSTON

  • 5 years coaching Club (17u-18u)
  • 6 years Head Coach CISM Military Men's National Team
  • 2 years as A/Coach for CISM Military Men's National Team
  • 2 years Assistant Coach in OUA with Royal Military College
  • 4 years in OCAA with RMC as a Middle Blocker and Right Side hitter
  • 11 years on Military Men's National Team (CISM) as Middle Blocker and Right Side
  • NCCP Level 2 - Certified
  • NCCP Level 3 - Trained

EMILY CORDONIER

  • 4th year coaching club with Fusion (13u, 14u and 17u)
  • 2 years on France professional team
  • 5 years on team Canada Women's National team
    • served as team captain for 3 years
  • 5 years in CIS with University of British Columbia as left-side hitter
    • named CanWest player of the year, and first team all star for three years running
  • served as volleyball analyst and reporter at the London and Rio Olympics games
  • worked for Sportsnet and TSN as volleyball analyst for Canada Summer Games and Grand Prix events

ELIZABETH JANE COAKELY

  • 3rd year assistant coach with Fusion (14ug & 15ug)
  • 3 years assistant coaching with Fusion Camp (2011-2013)
  • 4 years Fusion Alumni (15u-18u)
  • Chemistry Major at Univeristy of Ottawa

ERIKA MALMBERG-BROWN

  • 2nd year assistant coach with Fusion (13ug & 14ub)
  • 15 years volleyball playing experience
  • 1 year as libero in OCAA for Algonquin College

JAMES KUANG

  • 30+ volleyball playing experience
  • 4th year club assistant coach with Fusion (14U & 17U)
  • Great enthusiasm and passion toward team sports, especially volleyball
  • NCCP Level 1 - Certified
  • 5 years OVA certified referee
  • Professional in system engineering and human factors engineering

JORI ARMISHAW

  • 3rd yr coaching with Fusion
  • 5 yrs left side in OCAA for Algonquin College
    • Captain for 3 yrs
    • OCAA All Star
    • Academic All Canadian
  • 2 years playing Roos 17u and 18u
  • 4 years coaching with Junior Fusion/Roos
  • 8 years coaching at camp Madawaska

KATARINA KOVAC

  • 4th year assistant coach with Fusion (13u to 16u)
  • 5 years with Ottawa Kangaroos and Fusion
  • 3 years assistant coach with Fusion Synergy programs
  • Graduated the University of Ottawa with a Bachelors of Communications 2014
  • NCCP level 1 - certified

MEGAN STEWART

  • 4 years as assistant coach with Ottawa Fusion (2011-2013, 2016-2018)
  • 1 year as outside hitter, Edinburgh Jets Volleyball (2015)
  • 4 years as outside hitter in the OCAA with Sheridan College (2007-2011)
  • 5 years with Ottawa Kangaroos (1998-2003)
  • Currently working at Keller Active Health as an Athletic Therapist working Ottawa sporting events as a first responder.
  • 2 years as Athletic Therapist, Stewarts Melville College, Edinburgh (2014-2015)
  • 1 year as Athletic Therapist, Algonquin Men's Volleyball (2013)

ROB LUTZ

  • 20 years as a player, referee, high school, club, College and University coach
  • Head Coach, Langston University, Oklahoma
  • Head Coach, Garden City College, Kansas
  • Founder of GA5 Volleyball Club
  • Assistant Coach, Kennesaw State University, Georgia
  • Coached high school and club volleyball for Cal Juniors VB

Coach Rob's goal:

"To use my passion for the sport I love to pass on my knowledge and experiences so that others may benefit and enrich their lives. This sport has introduced me to incredible people around the world and has taught me invaluable lessons, ones I enjoy sharing with others."

TANVIR MINHAS

  • 6 Years of club coaching with Fusion (14U - 18U)
  • Summer guest coach for Algonquin Women's Volleyball
  • 6 years experience coaching at Merivale High School
  • NCCP Level 1 - Certified
  • Former regional level soccer player
  • Student at uOttawa Medical School

TED ARMISHAW

  • 16 years coaching Club and high school with Ottawa Fusion & Kangaroos (13u-18u)
  • 4 years assistant coach in OCAA with Algonquin College
  • NCCP Level 2 - Certified
  • Captain for the Ottawa Fire Services

TIM YOUNG

  • 2nd year assistant coach with Fusion
  • 1 year of coaching Ottawa Fusion’s 4 on4 development program
  • 3 years with Ottawa Fusion (15u-17u)
    • 3rd at  Nationals in 15u year
    • 3rd at Provincials in 16u year
    • 2nd at Nationals in 16u year
    • Defensive player award
  • 2 years of OCAA at Algonquin College