Coaches & Staff

Bob Baker

Head Coach & Program Director, STRYKER Sports

"Coach Bob" moved back to Calgary in 2008 from Manitoba where he had established STARS Sports Interlake. In just 5 years, STARS Sports Interlake developed volleyball and basketball programming in 6 communities of the Interlake region with more than 1,000 registrants each year.

Now in our eighth year in Calgary, Stryker Sports has developed volleyball and basketball skills development programs and camps in multiple locations in Calgary and the surrounding area. He established the SUNS Girls basketball Club six years ago and it has grown from two teams to four teams in 2016 with six teams slated for the 2017 season. Coach Baker has also started to Rising Stars Volleyball Development League in Calgary to fill a void in programming for junior and senior high school aged players.

Kelsey Baker

Coach, STARS & Rising Stars Volleyball

Coach "K" is a graduate of the University of Calgary with a Bachelor Degree in Community Rehabilitation & Disabilities. Kelsey has coached both STARS Volleyball and SUNS Basketball Academy programs for the past nine years beginning her career in coaching while still palying in high school.

Nicole Baker

Coach, SUNS Basketball Academy, SUNS Girls Club and Rising Stars Volleyball Development League

Nicole is one of several post secondary student athlete coaches working with our junior and senior high school age players in teaching advanced skills development programs. Nicole has an extensive basketball career at the club and high school level before an injury ended her palying career. Nicole played at the highest level of basketball and has coached with Stryker Sports for the past six years.

Georgia Bolen

Coach, SUNS Basketball Academy

Georgia is another of our student athlete coaches working with our elementary and junior high age players in teaching fundamental skills development programs. Georgia was a four year club player who played on the SUNS U17A Club team and at Dr. E.P. Scarlett High School. Georgia is a graduate of Scarlett and now attends University of Saskatchewan.

Kaitlyn van Bakel

Coach, SUNS Basketball Academy


Carolina Alongi

Coach, Rising Stars Volleyball