Coach Dennis - 17U Girls Head Coach; 14U Boys Head Coach

President/Co-founder/Technical Director 16U Girls/13U Boys - Head Coach


  • Performance Coach  (In progress)
  • OVA Coach Evaluator (Certified)
  • OVA Learning Facilitator (In progress)
  • OVA Beach Coach (In progress)


  • Co-founded Express (SPIKES St. Thomas) in 2011
  • 30 years of coaching experience
  • 4x Team Ontario Regional Coach
  • WOSSAA Jr. Boys Champions - Parkside C.I.
  • Provincial Camp Assistant Coach
  • 2 years - Fanshawe Falcons women's assistant coach
  • Head Coach U12 - U16 teams with Express, FCVC and Durham Attack VC.  (Boys and Girls)
  • Beach Volleyball Academy Coach - Port Stanley, Tillsonburg
  • OVA Coach Evaluator and Facilitator (In training)
  • ELMS Camp Co-Founder

Coach Leslie 16U Girls Head Coach


Qualifications - development coach (in progress) 


  • Joined Express in 2019
  • 1-year co-coaching 


  • Volleyball - 10+years 
  • Competitive fastball - 15 years 

Coach Ken - 15U Girls Head Coach


  • Development Coach  (Trained)


  • 10 years of coaching experience
  • Co-founded SPIKES St. Thomas in 2011
  • VP internal, Express VC 2017-2020
  • VP external, Express VC 2020-
  • 5 years senior boys elementary coach - 2011 TVDSB southwest region A finals gold medal
  • 9 year Grass Roots program coach
  • 2 years House League program coach
  • Express 14U/15U/16U boys head/assistant coach, OVA Provincials gold & silver medals
  • OVA Regional Program region 3 athlete evaluator 2019
  • OVA Regional Program region 3 chaperone 2019

Coach Leigh -16U Girls Assistant Coach

Qualifications - Development Coach (In progress)


  • Joined Express in 2020
  • 15 years playing
  • 35 years playing fastball
  • Collegiate level fastball player (on scholarship)

Coach Mark - 14U Girls

Qualifications - Development Coach (In Progress)


  • Joined Express in 2021-22 season
  • Previous Assistant Coach with girls U13 team 2021-22. 
  • Played Volleyball for over 15 years at youth, high school and at Sr. Men’s Levels.
  • Has 25 years experience in administration, coaching and teaching Hockey skills and skating at minor, junior, men’s professional along with Canada‘s women’s national team.
  • Played professional hockey in Europe for 4 seasons 
  • Enjoys helping athletes and teams reach their goals while developing best practice and game habits.

Coach Fred - 15U Girls Assistant Coach


Development Coach (In progress) 
OVA Certified Beach Coach  (In progress) 



Joined Express in 2021 
Assistant Coach of 14U Girls “Hot Shots” team for the 2021/22 season 
Assistant Coach for Express Volleyball Club’s “Grass League” for the 2022 season 
Extensive background in nutrition and fitness with over 25 years of practical experience  

Coach David - 18U Girls Head Coach


  • Developmental Coach (Trained)
  • Advanced Developmental Coach (Trained)
  • Performance Coach (in progress)
  • American Coaching Academy 
  • Sport Specific Personal Training Background


  • Joined Express in 2022
  • 29 years combined experience as a player and coach.
  • 3 Time Conference All-Star
  • Multiple medalist at OVA Provincials, OFSAA, WOSSAA, and Conference
  • Top 8 finish at Volleyball Canada National

Coach Mike 14U Girls


Development Coach (In progress)


Joined Express in 2021

Played volleyball for 20+ years

Played competitive fastball/ softball for 20+ years

coached youth baseball, floor hockey

coached high school girls volleyball to a silver medal at OFSAA

Most recently an assistant coach for the St Thomas Express 13U girls Rockets team 2021/ 22