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2019 FOG Men's Team Coaching Staff

FOG 18U Men

Head Coach & Coordinator - Jordan Taylor

Contact Information: 
Phone: 780-908-6156

Coaching Background: 

NAIT OOKS MVB Assistant Coach (2014-Present)

Team Alberta Provincial Team Coach

2014: Won Silver at Western Elite Championships
2015: Won Silver at National Team Challenge Cup (NTCC)
2016: Won Bronze at National Team Challenge Cup (NTCC)
2017: Competed in USA High Performance Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Alberta Winter Games Head Coach (2016)

FOG Boys Head Coach (2012 - Present)

2014: 4th Place Finish at Volleyball Canada Nationals.
2015: Won Provincial Championships 
2016: Won Provincial Championships, 5th Place Finish at Nationals
2017: Won Silver at Provincial Championships, 4th Place Finish at Nationals.
2018: Won Silver at Provincial Championships.

Playing Experience and Education

University of Alberta Augustana Vikings (2009-2011)
Kings University Eagles (2011-2012)
Bachelor of Kinesiology  (2014) - University of Alberta
NCCP Level 2 Certified (2014)
Masters in Coaching Studies (M.E.d) (In progress) - University of Victoria


Head Coach - Jace Barros

Bio coming soon!

Head Coach - Ray Gautier

Bio coming soon!

Assistant Coach - Brian Thomson

Brian has been playing volleyball since 1987, playing in both the Edmonton Volleyball Association (EVA) and Men & Women's Recreational Volleyball Society (MWRVS), and still plays today.  For over 25 years, he's played beach volleyball in the AVA.  

Brian has coached soccer, karate and club volleyball over the years.  He loves the sport, working with the players and parents.  He's excited to mentor under Ray Gauthier, who is the 17U men's team head coach.  Brian is looking forward to building a great team of 17U men, having a super fun and productive season. 

FOG 2018-19 Pre-Signed Male Athletes


Zach Christensen Setter
Evan Jones OH/MB
Jordan Zadrozny OH/MB
Ethan Duffett OH/MB
Ethan Happer OH/MB
Sebastian Worobec MB
Reece Drezzick OH
Matthew Milne OH
Tyler Chernishenko OH/L
Tyler McCartney S/OH/L


Carsten Bergeron MB
Jacob McDonald MB
Jonah Karsten MB
Keegan Hanrahan MB
Ola Ajayi OH
Bryce Neuls OH
Joel Nickel OH
David Pardell OH
Sean Robertson S
Connor Deschene S/OH
Ryan Wasylyshyn L/OH
Wyatt Thiessen L/OH



FOG 16U Boys


Contact info: or 780-297-5937

This will be Hakan's second year of coaching with FOG. He played 10 years of club volleyball including 5 years professional in various clubs and leagues in Turkey.  HakanI coached a high school senior girls geam from 1981 to 1982, a 17U men's team from 1982 to1984, and a U15 girls team from 2000 to 2002 in Turkey.  He  was an assistant coach for NAVC men's 14U in 2013 and head coach of FOG Red Men's 16U in 2016. 

Hakan was part of team delegates for the Turkish Women's Volleyball National Team in Euro League Qualification Tournament in 1995 to Netherlands, and for, 17U Turkish Men's Volleyball National Team in European Championship Qualification Tournament in Slovenia.

He is once again excited to be back coaching and sharing his expertise and passion of the game with the athletes.

HEAD COACH - Arielle Gansan

This is Arielle's first-year coaching under FOG.   She started playing volleyball in grade 7 at St. Hilda Junior High with the FOG Hawks from 2010-2013 and continued to play throughout high school for Holy Trinity.  Arielle has been an assistant coach for the Fog Hawks with George Gibney as her mentor coach for the last 2 years. 

Arielle is excited to be working with the players and their parents this year along with the other coaches!  Her goal as a coach is to make sure the players are enjoying themselves and having fun but to also push them to their full potential to see them grow through the years on and off the court.  She can’t wait to share with the athletes her experience and love she has for the sport. 

FOG 15U Boys

Head Coach & Coordinator - Ollie Semonis

Contact info: or 780-907-8007


Over the last 3 seasons with FOG, I have been Head Coach and Coordinator of the 13U and 14U program with multiple top 3 finishes in Alberta over that time including winning the 13U Provincial Championship in 2017. In 2018, both FOG 14U teams (Black & Red) were able to compete in the Volleyball Canada Championships with each team finishing in the top 15. In addition to FOG, I have coached at Grandview Heights Jr. High since 2016 and previously assisted with the Strathcona High School Sr. Boys in the 90’s for several seasons.

Playing Experience

I began playing volleyball in Alberta in the mid 80’s and enjoyed success at multiple levels including playing for Strathcona High School (1985-88), Team Alberta from 1986-89, Canada Games Championship in 1989, University of Alberta Golden Bears (1988-1993), Professionally in France with AS Monaco in 1994, multiple Senior Men’s competitions with Volleyball Alberta and the World Master’s Games in 2003 (Silver Medal). I continued to play recreationally with the Edmonton Volleyball Association for many years at Beach and Indoor until 2018 and now spend more time sharing my knowledge and coaching.

Coaching Philosophy

Sports should always be about having fun and making lifelong friends along the way. Success in not measured in the medals we win but rather the lessons we learn in our journey.

NCCP Certification: Level 1 – Development Coach, trained (certification pending)

FOG RED - Head Coach - Boris Luc

Boris is currently in school at NorQuest College to become a Physical Therapy Assistant.

This will be Boris' third year coaching under the FOG volleyball program. He is currently finishing his NCCP level 1.  In the past 2 years, Boris' team has finished in the top 5 in Alberta and finishing second in provincials last season.

Boris played for Archbishop O'Leary High school all three years of high school and played club volleyball for FOG from U14-17 and finished his last club season with NAVC.

His goal as a coach is to make the sport of volleyball fun and enjoyable for the players but also push them to their fullest potential and watch them grow on and off the court.

Boris is looking forward to another great year of volleyball.

FOG 14U Boys

Head Coach - Mike Perra

Bio coming soon!

FOG 13U Boys

Head Coach - Wes Henschel


Head coach: 3 years Alberta Club Volleyball (U13- U14) 
Metro Edmonton Jr. High School team coach 2015 and 2018


NAIT Men's Ook's Volleyball team 1991-1994
Member of the FOG Wolves Men's Volleyball team 1997 – 1999
20 years competing in both EVA/MWVA Men's and Mixed Volleyball 
Division 1 Men's Champion, Division 1 Mixed Champion

The sport of volleyball has provided me with many amazing experiences and friendships. I believe that the team work and preparation required to be win on the court are great lessons that can be transferred into a successful life.

NCCP Certification: Level 1: Development Coached - Trained
Level 2: Advanced Development Coach - In Training