UA-74833448-1 Hoag Remains Canada’s Head Coach –

Hoag Remains Canada’s Head Coach

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Many sports make changes for the sake of making changes in hopes of making the team stronger for the coming season, while others change during the season, which is yet to be proven successful.

We are hearing that changes will remain the same as Volleyball Canada officially announces that long-time Men’s Head Coach of Team Canada Glenn Hoag returns as Head Coach of the Senior program in 2019.

He led the men’s team to a fifth-place finish at the 2016 Olympics in Rio and was a proud member of the 1984 Olympic team as a player,.

Recently, since 2016 he has been coaching professionally in Turkey and also serving as a coach/adviser to Volleyball Canada’s Men’s High performance programs.

He return to the Senior Men’s team through the Olympic period, with the first Olympic qualifier being held August 2019.

His appointment follows the recent departure of Stephane Antiga, who recently stepped down due to family obligations stating “I have a strong connection to the men’s team, and I’m looking forward to building on the progress made since 2016 under Stephane’s direction.”

He continues to mention “The next two years are crucial and will require a lot of work, but I have confidence in the staff, including assistant coach Dan Lewis, and the players that we are all focused on the goal of qualification and strong performances on the world stage.”

Canada’s National Men’s team finished third at the 2017 World League, seventh in 2018 Volleyball Nations League (returning to Ottawa June 2019) and ninth in the recent FIVB Men’s World Championships.

Julien Boucher, Volleyball Canada’s indoor high performance director told the media “Glenn has successfully worked with the program as a coach since 2006 and resuming duties as Head Coach ensures continuity until Tokyo 2020 and the next 18 months will be an exciting time for the men’s program.”

He started coaching in 1993 at the University of Sherbrooke and during his time at Sherbrooke, he started coaching at Paris Volley in France.

The highlight during his teaching time in Paris was 2001 that saw the team win the French Cup, the French Championship and the European Champions Cup.

He was also an Assistant Coach for the French National Team (2001-2004) and coached the Slovenia ACH Team (2008-2010) managing to win the Slovenian Championship, the Slovenian Cup and MEVZA in both 2008 and 2010 respectively.  

He adds to his coaching duties coaching the Turkish City Arkas Sports Club in the Turkish Izmir, which were winners of the Turkish Cup in 2011 and the Turkish Championship in 2011, 2013 and 2015.

In 2016 the Geoff Gowan Award by the Coaching Association of Canada awarded him the award for his lifetime contribution to coaching development.

Adding to his portfolio sees him as a member of the Volleyball Quebec and Volleyball Canada Halls of Fame.

Congratulations to Glenn Hoag for all his involvement in the sport of Volleyball.

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