Marc is a career Fire Fighter with 30 years of service for the Winnipeg Fire Department and is a father of 2 boys and a girl. He has played volleyball for over 40 years and then watched his 3 children develop and play the game at a high level. Like any father he then turned his passion of volleyball to coaching his kids, but continued to coach once they moved on.
Marc has been coaching club and school for the last 10 years. He coaches camps throughout the summer, in the US and Western Canada. This summer he was an assistant coach at the Northern Lights Elite recruitment camp in Minneapolis, for Division I & II NCAA head coaches. Marc was also invited as a head coach for the Diggit Camp in Saskatoon for his 3rd season. He is committed to the continued development and improvement to himself, the sport and his athletes. NCCP Level III in training and is currently enrolled into NCI Diploma program (National Coaching Institution) at the U of W.
His coaching style requires the athlete to buy into the concepts of commitment, determination and effort. During the season he will consistently define and use examples of what these concepts mean and how they translate in their pursuit of volleyball excellence.
The goals for any of his teams are for the players to learn, work hard and have fun. These goals create confidence and composure on the court which usually translate into a winning performance.
Watching one of my teams coming back from a five point deficit for match and winning a bronze at nationals (they never quit). This is why he coaches; it is the ultimate team game, with six athletes having to operate as a single unit. He loves the beauty of the sport and it attracts the kind of people he enjoys being around.