Head Coach Shon Ryan

Head Coach Shon Ryan
* B-Ed (PE major), M-Ed (coaching studies)
* Masters in coaching studies

“My focus is to motivate and teach players in a friendly environment through games and practice. In order to develop skill and confidence, I believe learning should be hands on, challenging and most of all, fun!”

* Co-coached National Club – Gold & Silver Medalists (midget age class)
* Certified Level 3 coach
* 29 years coaching experience at college, university, middle and high school, provincial team and rep (club) teams.

* 6 BC Gold Club Titles (midget & juvenile) for Victoria Volleyball Association (VVA)
* Coached Claremont Secondary Boys Volleyball Team to 10 consecutive and 18 provincial championship tournament appearances (1 gold – undefeated season, 3 silvers, 1 bronze, 1 fourth, etc.)
* Associate Coach BC Canada Games(04-05)
* Assistant Coach Camosun Women(96-97)
* Assistant Coach UVIC Women (93-94)
* Named High School Coach of the year by Volleyball B.C. (98-99)
* Assist coach U15 Boys Summer Games – silver medal
Big Dig Volleyball Camps Coaching Staff

Derek Horton

Claremont grad, Camosun College (asst. coach & player), Provincial Beach Silver Medalist, Head Coach Claremont Volleyball Boys (Jr/Sr). School Teacher.

Colin Lundeen

Coach Colin Lundeen
Claremont grad, 2007-08 NCAA 2nd Team All-American while attending Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne. Played professionally in Cyprus. Camosun College, Provincial Beach Champion. Medical Doctor

Devon Parkinson

Devon Parkinson
Claremont grad, Team Canada, Dalhousie University, Camosun College, Provincial Team Setter, Provincial u18 Beach Champion, Professional Volleyball Player.

Mingo Miguel

Domingo Miguel
Claremont grad, FIVB Tour, U. of York, Camosun College, Claremont Grad, National Men’s Beach Doubles Champion. Saanich Firefighter.

Josh Coutts

Josh Coutts
Men’s BCCAA All-Star, Camosun College (top libero in B.C.), Claremont grad & Engineer

Chelsea Reimer

Camosun Charger, National Scholar Athlete Award, Assistant Coach Claremont Jr. and Sr. Boys Volleyball teams, VVA club coach, Coach PCS grade 8 and Jr. Girls (2 years), PCS grad. Medical Student

Megan Beckett

Megan Beckett
Megan has been an avid Big Dig player attending seven of our camps over her high school career. She played this past season as a starter with the College of the Rockies and previous to that played for Camosun College and was “Rookie of the Year” and named to the BC All-Rookie Team. We are pleased to have Megan join us on the Big Dig team as one of our Jr. Coaches.

Josh Howatson

Josh Howatson
One of the current setters for Men’s National Team. Josh has played professionally all over the world – most recently with Paris Volley in France. He is a Trinity Western University grad (National Champs 06) and was the Canadian University Player of the Year (07).

Drew Venables

Drew Venables
coaching resume includes head coach positions with Volleyball BC U-19 men’s program and assistant coach positions with Thompson Rivers University, Vancouver Island University and Capilano University. NCCP level 3 (in progress), was a past National Team member, past European Professional player, and currently is one of the head instructors at the Volleyball Canada Center of Excellence in North Vancouver. Drew made the trek from Kamloops to attend Big Dig Camps when he was a student!

Freddie Winters

Claremont alumni, Olympian 2016, currently the starting outside hitter and Captain of Team Canada and has been on the team since 2003. Pepperdine University, Played professionally in China, Italy, France, Austria, Korea, and Russia. Professional Volleyball Player.

Dan Casey

Coach Dan Casey
Claremont grad, FIVB Tour, U of Dalhousie, Camosun College, National Men’s u24 Beach Doubles Champion,Team Canada Beach: 2004-2007, 1st: 2004; 2nd: 2003 + 2005. Civil Engineer.

Adam Parkes

Coach Adam Parkes
Claremont grad, FIVB Tour, Camosun College (asst. coach & player), Claremont Grad, National Men’s u24 Beach Doubles Champion. Accountant.

Mila Miguel

Coach Mila Miguel
Claremont grad, First-team all-stars for Ontario University Assoc for U. of Toronto Varsity Blues 2006, 2007.

Sean Casey

Coach Sean Casey
Claremont grad, Camosun College, National Men’s u21 Beach Doubles Champion.

Matt Carere

Matt Carere
Claremont grad, Camosun College, University of Hawaii. Played professionally in Austria and Switzerland, Canadian Men’s Under 21 Beach Championship. Medical Doctor.

Patrice Heppell

Mt. Doug grad, B.C. Team, Played for Simon Fraser University, Claremont Jr. Girls Coach, Teacher.

Kyrie Tuck

Claremont senior girls head coach. Experienced player and talented coach. Teacher.

Scott Freeburn

Coached BC summer games 15U, coached club with Iron Maidens, Titans and VVA. Head coach Claremont Spartans Jr Girls, certified level coach and high school teacher.