Steve is originally from Lacombe, Alberta and played collegiate volleyball at Red Deer College (1992-1994) and at the University of Calgary (1994-1997). He graduated from the University of Calgary in 1999 with a Masters of Kinesiology in Coaching Degree. Steve is an instructor at COTR in the Human Kinetics and Tourism & Recreation Management programs. This is Steve's 11th season as Head Coach in the Avalanche Volleyball Program .
As a coach, Steve holds his Level III NCCP Coaching Certification. Under Steve's direction the Av's qualified for Provincials over 8 straight seasons and brought home the BCCAA Bronze medal in 2003 and 2004. Steve's many coaching awards include being named the 2007 Sport BC Community Sport Hero, BCCAA Coach of the Year (2000-01 and 2001-02) and CCAA 3M Canadian Coach of the Year in 2001-2002.
Contact Steve Kamps:
Phone: 250-489-2751 ext 3324
Kris Brand, Assistant Coach
This is Kris' first year working as Assistant Coach with the men's team. Kris is a former member of the Av's men's team, he helped take the 2003-04 team to the Provincial Championships where they brought home a Bronze medal.
Kris brings a wealth of experience to the Av's as he was a member of 2004-05 FISU Team Canada and a member of the Canadian National team from 2005 - 2008. When Kris finished his volleyball career at the University level he moved onto play pro in Belgium, Puerto Rico, Germany Turkey and Qatar. Kris is looking forward to sharing his volleyball skill and knowledge with the 2012-13 men's team.
Steven Hammond, Assistant Coach
Steven graduated from the University of Victoria (COTR Teaching Program) in 2008 with a Bachelor's of Education. Steven is currently a teacher at Mount Baker Secondary School in Physical Education and Mathematics. He was born and raised in Cranbrook playing volleyball throughout the school and club system. He played on the Mount Baker High School team in 2001 that won a silver medal at Provincials and was named to the Second Team All-Stars as a setter.
Since completing his playing career, Steven has re-entered the sport as a coach, holding his Level I NCCP Coaching Certification. The previous two years he has coached at the high school level returning to Mount Baker, guiding his team to a Provincial silver medal again as a coach.
Steven is excited to have the opportunity to work with an exceptional coach like Steve Kamps and the talented group of athletes on the Avalanche this year.