Meet the Coaches

Coach Bob

"Coach Bob" Head Coach & Program Director

Founder and Coach with Stryker Sports for the past 20 years coaching both Volleyball & Basketball basic and advanced skills training. Past coaching experience include junior & senior high school basketball, junior high school & JV volleyball and U13-U19 basketball. Currently recruiting and training the next generation of coaches of SSD.

Coach Melanie

Director of Marketing & Player Development. Melanie played 4 years of College Volleyball in Alberta. She began coaching as a student athlete and since then has coached at multiple different levels (High School & Junior High School, numerous summer camps, 1on1s including Assistant coached the SAIT Men's Volleyball team) Melanie is currently coaching with Canuck Volleyball Club U16 Boys and jumps into help at SSD sessions where needed.

Coach Chris

Chris is our senior coach with 10 years of coaching experience with SSD. He is a lead coach in both our Basketball and Volleyball programs. Chris plays senior men's basketball and is one of our most popular and requested coaches.


Coach Keira

Keira started her development in SSD in grade 5 and continuing with our programs until she moved up to club. Keira is one of our most experienced coaches with six years with SSD. She is also the lead coach for many of our development league programs.

Coach Cameron

Cam started his development through SSD many years ago and also played club volleyball in Calgary. Cam has been coaching volleyball with SSD for 6 years now.

Coach Lourdes

Former Dino’s and Canuck club player. 3 years coaching with Stryker, currently pursuing a degree of Criminal Justice at Mount Royal University.




Coach Emma

Emma has been coaching with us for 4 years. A former club basketball player currently studying Kinesiology at UofC.



Coach Aimee

Aimee played basketball for 12 years, including for her high school team at Centennial. She also played volleyball in high school. She is currently in her 4th year of University and has coaches with SSD for 3 years now.

Coach Evan

Evan is a former high school player at JCS and now entering his second year of university. Evan is in his third year of coaching with SSD.

Coach Avery

Avery played with Stryker Sports for three years. before coming to coach with SSD. She has been coaching with us for three years, and hopes to provide and instill the same confidence for the players, as coaches did for her when she played with Stryker.

Coach Gavin

Gavin is a current Bowness High School Trojan Volleyball player and Canuck Club Volleyball player. He has coached for SSD for just over a year now. Gavin also plays in the Alberta Volleyball Beach circuit.


Coach Nina

Nina first started volleyball with SSD as a player, and later moved on to coaching for almost two years now. She is studying Engineering at University of Calgary.




Coach Cameron

Cameron is in her 4th year of coaching with SSD. She is a second year nursing student at MRU. She began her Volleyball career at JCS high school as well as played in the SSD U16 league for 4 sessions.



Coach Cat

Catarina grew up training with SSD. She is a high school basketball player, as well as a club and high school volleyball player. Cat has always enjoyed trying new sports, seeing the benefits of being a multi-sport athlete. She has earned city championship titles in four different sports and is currently training for her black belt in aikido.


Coach Chase

Coach Katie

Katie Is a former Bowness High School Trojan and Club player. She has coached with SSD for 3 years. She is a former Team Alberta player and is currently playing at the University of Windsor entering her second year.

Coach Lauren

Lauren is a former Bowness High School and club player. Lauren has coached with SSD for 3 years. She is entering her second year of college where she plays for the Lethbridge College Kodiaks.

Coach Adam

Adam has been playing basketball for 8 years. He played for Ernest Manning (Jr & Sr team) and played for Excel Backetball Academy. Adam is in his second year of Business at UofC and has been coaching with SSD for 4 years.

Coach Ana





Coach Ryah




Coach Jonah

Jonah is in his 2nd year coaching with SSD. Jonah played for CBA basketball and is a former Bowness Trojan basketball player.

Coach Hanna

Hanna is in her 4th year of a political science degree at the University of Calgary. She played volleyball since the age of 9, and played for school starting in junior high. Hanna has been coaching with SSD for 2 years.



Coach Kamal

Kamal is in his first year coaching with SSD. He played high school basketball at CA and is in his first year of economics at UofC