Steve Manuel
Programs: Jr Heat
Becki Kosinski
Head Coach
Programs: Beach Club , Clinics , Jr Heat , VCCE
Becki is one of the main coaches in the Okanagan Volleyball Development system. She is the head coach of the Jr Heat Volleyball Club, head coach of the Okanagan’s Volleyball Canada Centre of Excellence and the lead assistant coach with the UBC Okanagan Heat Women’s Volleyball program. Becki joined the UBC Okanagan Heat Women’s Volleyball coaching staff in 2006, has been a driving force behind VCCE since it’s launch in 2010, and has head coach the Jr Heat program since it’s inception in 2013. Under Becki’s direction, the Jr Heat program has seen great results with several Provincial and National Medals....
Jon Rowe
Programs: Clinics , VCCE
Jon has been playing and coaching volleyball for over 15 years. After graduating from Mt. Boucherie in Kelowna, he went on to set at the University of Calgary for two years, and finished his CIS career at Trinity Western University. Of the four years he played, his teams earned two bronze medals and one silver medal at the National Championship. After finishing his CIS setting career and taking a playing hiatus while his wife finished her degree, Jon played one more year semi-professionally in the 2nd Bundesliga in Germany. In 2006 Jon began his club coaching career. For over 10 years Jon has...
Chris Major
Programs: Clinics , Jr Heat
Chris joined our Jr. Heat Volleyball Club coaching staff in 2014 having played and coached volleyball now for two decades. After graduating from Penticton Secondary, he went on to play in the CCAA as a member of the UBC Okanagan program and continues to be one of the most decorated men’s volleyball student athletes in UBC Okanagan/Okanagan University College’s history. After completing his post-secondary setting career, Chris played for the Division 1 team, Wörther-See-Löwen Klagenfurt Volleyball Club in Austria. Some of his career highlights include: Coach: • Jr Heat Volleyball Club – Head Coach (2014 – present) • Rutland Secondary – Head Coach (2011 –...
Taylor Gammel
Programs: Clinics , Jr Heat
Taylor joined our Jr. Heat Volleyball Club coaching staff in 2014. After graduating from Mount Boucherie Secondary in West Kelowna, she went on to play in the CCAA for Douglas College. Some of her career highlights include: Coach: • Jr Heat Volleyball Club – Assistant Coach (2014 – present) • Okanagan Volleyball Association – Atomic Coach (2015 – present) • Mount Boucherie Secondary – Assistant Coach (2015) • BC Summer Games Indoor Volleyball – Assistant Coach (2014) • Kelowna Volleyball Club – Assistant Coach (2012) Athlete: • Jr. Heat Volleyball Club (2013) • Team BC 16u (2011) • Kelowna Volleyball Club (2009-2012)...
Mark Broome
Programs: VCCE
A graduate of Okanagan Mission Secondary and University of British Colombia Okanagan Alum, Mark has seen success as a player at the collegiate, national, and international level. While playing for UBCO, Mark competed in three CCAA National Tournaments as well as earning a playoff berth in UBCO’s inaugural CIS season. Making the transition off the court Mark has found a passion in developing skills in the young and upcoming talent throughout the Okanagan. Career Highlights 2015 – present VCCE UBC Okanagan – Coach 2017 T2 Volleyball Club – Coach 2008 – 2013 Kelowna Volleyball Club – Coach 2015/2016 Lietuvos Tinklinio Čempionatas (Lithuanian National Champions) 2014 Canadian...
Jackie Toews
Programs: Beach Club , Clinics , VCCE
Jackie is the Okanagan Regional Manager with Volleyball BC and is a key person in the delivery of volleyball throughout the province. Jackie has coached at numerous levels, including development and high performance programs. She has experience with both indoor and beach contexts and has had the opportunity to coach both female and male athletes. This is Jackie’s 12th season as a member of the UBC Okanagan Heat coaching staff and she specializes in coordinating the Heat’s serve receive and defensive systems. As a former player, her extensive knowledge and expertise of playing the backcourt has been a huge asset to the...
Samantha Temme
Programs: Beach Club , Clinics , Jr Heat
Sam joined the Jr. Heat Volleyball Club coaching staff in 2016. A former middle blocker with the Jr. Heat Volleyball Club and a graduate of Kelowna Secondary School, Sam’s passion for the game and her community has made her into an ideal coach. Sam is a great liaison between the coaching staff and athletes and her desire to become a student of the game has only accelerated her transition into a coaching role. Some of her career highlights include: Coach: • Jr. Heat Volleyball Club – Assistant Coach (2016 – present) • Okanagan Volleyball Association – Beach Club Coach (2017) • Kelowna Secondary – Assistant...