cougars volleyball club
calvin aubin • 15U Head Coach
Calvin’s passion for volleyball spans over 35 years, successfully growing his volleyball career from club to varsity to national level as a player and a coach. Now, with two daughters who share his passion, he has switched his coaching focus to club volleyball. Calvin firmly believes in developing all around athletes with a strong understanding and focus on integrity and overall wellness.
Canadian National Disabled Volleyball 1999-2007, MRC Men's Volleyball 1990-1995
MRU Women’s Volleyball 2010-11, 2011-12,
U of C Men’s Volleyball
MRC Men's Volleyball 1996-99
2013MRU Athletics Wall of Fame inductee
2011 CCAC Women’s Volleyball National Champions
2007 Alberta Volleyball Hall of Fame inductee
2002•04•05 World Champions, Disabled Volleyball
2003 Volleyball Canada Hall of Fame inductee
2000 Sydney• Paralympics Silver Medal
1994-95 Coach of the Year, CCAC
1994-95 Coach of the Year, ACAC
1991•94•98•99 CCAC Men’s Volleyball National Champions
1991 AVA Post Secondary Coach of the Year
Dylan Townshend • 16U Head Coach
Though originally from Calgary, Dylan was raised in Lethbridge, Alberta. He spent his high school years playing with the LCI Rams, where him and his teammates made 3 4A provincial final appearances. Dylan was also an active member with multiple Lethbridge Volleyball Club (LVC) teams, earning several top 3 finishes in VA Premier and Provincial tournaments. He went on to play 3 seasons in the ACAC; his first as a Middle Blocker for the Augustana Vikings, and his final two years playing as an outside attacker for the Olds College Broncos.
Dylan graduated from the Sport's Management program and currently works as a Personal Trainer and as an Athletic Strength and Conditioning Coach. He will be rejoining the Broncos in 2017 as he begins his first season as an Assistant Coach with the Men's Volleyball Program. We are incredibly excited to welcome Dylan to our Cougar family and can't wait to see what this season has in store for him and his 16U team!
• 17U Head Coach
After a very successful season with the Cougars 16U team, culminating in a silver medal at Provincials and a 4th place finish at Western Nationals, Jon is excited to return to the Cougars club with the 17U program for the 2018 season!
Jon coached for 9 years with the MRU Men's varsity team in the CCAA and CIS, before moving on to coach with the Cougars club last year. He also spent numerous summers head coaching Team Alberta Provincial teams, culminating in a Gold Medal at the 2013 Canada Summer Games. Jon's focus as a coach is on skill and character development, finding ways for young athletes to excel and grow both on and off the court. He understands what attributes and skills athletes need if they plan on playing post secondary volleyball, and will work tirelessly to help each athlete achieve her goals.
Jon is currently a middle school Phys Ed and Math teacher in Chestermere, with degrees in Education and Physical Education, along with a Masters Degree in Sport Coaching. He is also a certified level 3 NCCP volleyball coach. Jon is on the Volleyball Alberta High Performance committee, as well as a VA Board Member. He was grateful to be named the Volleyball Alberta Female Performance Coach of the Year in 2017.
He has spent the majority of his life involved with the wonderful sport of volleyball and he looks forward to working with his coaching staff to help support these young women in pursuit of their goals.
Sammy Fraser • 18U Head Coach • 2018 CVC Executive Director
Sammy is a former athlete herself, with experience at both the CCAA and CIS level. She completed her eligibility with the MRU Cougars in 2013 and continued to stay involved with the women's varsity program along Sandra Lamb. She is currently on the varsity coaching staff as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, dedicating her time seeking athletes that will contribute to the future success of MRU in Canada West.
The 2017 season will mark Sammy's 4th season as the Executive Director of the Cougars Volleyball Club and she is excited to continue to build the Cougars Club and offer a premier development experience to every athlete that walks into the Cougar gym.
Sharlene marschall • 18U asst Coach • 2018
After my playing career I had the amazing opportunity to coach at Mount Royal in the ACAC for two seasons with Sandra Lamb. From 2005-2008 I continued my passion for the game into the CIS for three seasons with the Brandon Bobcats under the direction of Lee Carter. While coaching I finished my first degree and my Education degree. I then moved back to Calgary where I currently teach for the Calgary Board of Education. In the 2017 season I coached the junior girls at Bowness High School, who won the Division 2 city championship banner. As an athlete I have been very blessed to have played with and have been coached by some amazing women. Thanks to them I was able to accomplish the following:
2014: Inducted into the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Hall of Fame
2010: Inducted onto the Mount Royal University Wall of Fame as an athlete
2001: Mount Royal College Female Athlete of the Year
2001: Al Bohonus Athletic and Academic Scholarship
2001: Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Female Athlete of the Year
1997,1998, & 2001: Canadian Colleges Three Time All-Canadian
1998: Canadian Colleges Female Volleyball Player of the Year
1998:N.C.A.A. Division 2 All-Regions Team
1998: N.C.A.A. Lone Star Conference Player of the Year
Robyn potolicki • 18U asst Coach • 2018
Robyn is born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta where she participated in both club and high school volleyball programs. In 2012, Robyn moved to Calgary, AB where she continued her career with the Mount Royal University Women’s Varsity Volleyball Team where she was an outside attacker. She completed her full five years of eligibility at MRU where she graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a double major in Management and Marketing and minors in Social Innovation and Non Profit Studies. This is Robyn’s first year officially coaching with the Cougars Volleyball Club.
Sandra Lamb • head coach Mount royal varsity womens team & cvc President
Sandra is committed to providing a positive, development oriented atmosphere for her players. Coaching at the club level, Sandra emphasizes a progressive model that demonstrates a commitment to development as opposed to result. The ultimate goal of this approach is to create a foundation for longterm development of exceptional athletes. Sandra brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the program, boasting over 20 years of coaching experience.
She is highly decorated as a head coach, being recognized as the CCAA and ACAC Coach of the Year in 2004, the 2011 CCAA Coaching Excellence Award across all sports, as well as the 2014 Mikasa Achievement Award 18U Female Coach of the Year. Sandra has experience winning at many levels, racking up 4 ACAC Provincial Championships, 9 ACAC medals, and 6 CCAA medals including a National Championship title in 2011.
In addition to her success at the college level, her club teams have managed to capture 4 National Championships (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012).
The CougarsVolleyball Club is a reflection of Sandra and her coaching philosophy and as a program we are proud to follow and learn from such an exceptional leader.