VOLLEYBALL COACHES

GUEST COACHES

JEN TELFER

Pandas Volleyball Club

Jen played for Grande Prairie Regional College (ACAC Champions, CCAA silver) and then the U of A Pandas (Two time Canada West Champions, CIS Bronze and Silver), graduating with a BSc in Kinesiology. Professionally she played for Engelholms Volley in Sweden for 3 seasons (Swedish National Champion, Nordic Region Champion, and led the league in blocking). Jen completed her Masters in Coaching at the U of A in 2009. She has been the Head Coach at King’s University College (2006-2007, ACAC Bronze), Assistant Coach with U of A Pandas (2007-2010), Alberta Winter Games Zone Coach (2014) and a coach with the Volleyball Canada Centre of Excellence program (2011-2013). Most recently, she was an assistant coach with 18U Team Alberta at the 2017 Canada Summer Games (Silver medalist). 

This year with Limitless Volleyball, Jen will be coaching: 


BATUHAN OZDEMIR "Batu"

University of Alberta Golden Bears


Batu was born in Turkey and started playing volleyball there when he was 8 years old. After a successful club volleyball career, he then got into coaching. Along the way, he has coached club with FOG and is currently an assistant coach with University of Alberta Golden Bears Volleyball.  He believes in overall wellness of the person is always more important than the successes and failures on the court. And coming from a very competitive volleyball environment in Turkey, Batu understands the importance of being able to compete while having healthy, well-rounded volleyball players. Batu is also a level 2 referee.

This year with Limitless Volleyball, Batu will be coaching: 


RENEE RISSELADA


Renee went to William Aberhart High School and played at Mount Royal University.  In the summer, she played on the Volleyball Alberta beach circuit, ranking in the top 3 in Alberta and top 5 at Nationals.  She played in two NORCECA internationals events in Jamaica and Mexico, two country quota FIVB events in Italy and Switzerland and trained with the Canadian Olympic beach team.  A multi-sport athlete, Renee also competed on the University of Calgary track and field team. 


This year with Limitless Volleyball, Renee will be coaching: 



BRYAN RISSELADA


Bryan played indoor volleyball at Edmonton Christian High School and then went on to play for NAIT (ACAC) and University of Regina (USport).  He competed with the Canadian Master’s Team in Atlanta (2009) and in the summer,  played for two decades on the Volleyball Alberta beach circuit (2000-2020). 

This year with Limitless Volleyball, Ryan will be coaching: 


KEN MCLAUGHLIN

Coach Ken McLaughlin is one of U15/16 Team Alberta coaches for 2023. He was also the Head Coach of the Thunder Men’s Volleyball program until the end of the 2023 season. He is also actively involved in the local and provincial volleyball scene operating his organization Pursuit Volley coaching programs along with the coordination of camps and clinics to grow the exposure of the game of volleyball since 2014. Coach McLaughlin has also spent time with the Team Alberta program as an Assistant Coach, coaching at a Western Canada Summer Games in 2015 (Gold Medalists) and at the Canada Cup in Halifax in 2019 (Bronze Medalists). From 2011 to 2019, Coach McLaughlin was a staple at Jasper Volleyball Camp & Sylvan Volleyball Camp where he began his coaching journey. Prior to his time at CUE, he made his mark in Edmonton with the Northern Alberta Volleyball Club where club teams he led, captured three consecutive Volleyball Alberta Provincial Championships from 2017-2019. 

Check out Pursuit Volley:

Twitter: @PursuitVolley

Instagram: @pursuitvolley

Facebook: facebook.com/pursuitvolley

POST-SECONDARY ATHLETES

DANA DUNBAR

MacEwan University

Dana started playing club volleyball for Ravens before spending three seasons playing for Spruce Grove Composite High School. Through hard work, skill and a positive attitude, Dana eventually earned a spot on Team Alberta at U17 before ending her club career with NAVC and then moving on to where she currently is a middle blocker with the MacEwan Griffins. She is majoring in biology. This year with Limitless Volleyball, Dana will be coaching: 

May 25- Serving

May 27- Intro. to Beach Volleyball 

June 5- Attacking

June 12- Ball Control


KELSIE DUKART

University of New Brunswick

Kelsie played three seasons as an outside attacker for Memorial Composite High School. She is one of the most dominant all-around volleyball players that has ever attended the school. She was voted one of only five Edmonton Journal Division 1 All-Stars in her grade 12 year. Along the way she played club for FOG, NAVC, and Pandas. She also is an accomplished beach player. She started her post-secondary career playing in the ACAC for the Grande Prairie Wolves before moving on to U Sports where she played libero for the University of New Brunswick while she studied kinesiology. This year with Limitless Volleyball, Kelsie will be coaching:


DANIELLE JODOIN 

MacEwan University

Danielle started playing club volleyball for Ravens from U14-U16 while embarking on her high school career at St. Peter the Apostle. She became a dominant right side for the school and helped them qualify for 3A Provincials in her final season. She later played club for NAVC and NOOKS before signing with the MacEwan Griffins, where she is currently playing right side. She is studying to become a nurse. This year with Limitless Volleyball, Kelsie will be coaching: 

JARON PEET

The King's University

Jaron played high school volleyball with Spruce Grove Composite High School and his club career was mainly with SAS. In his grade twelve year, Jaron helped lead high school team a division two Metro Athletics championship and he was also voted a Metro Athletics All-Star. For club he played with NOOKS. Although he has played most positions along the way, Jaron currently is a middle at King's in the ACAC. He is studying in the Faculty of Science with a major in Chemistry. This year with Limitless Volleyball, Jaron will be coaching: 

May 25- Serving

June 5- Attacking

June 12- Ball Control

BRYNN HARDY

Briercrest College 

Brynn started with the senior team in all three years she attended Memorial Composite High School and was a key leader and a great all-around player for the school.  She has worked her way to the ACAC where she currently plays for Briercrest College. Her club career started with Ravens and in her final three club seasons she played two seasons with the Pandas and one with NAVC. She is currently studying psychology and kinesiology. This year with Limitless Volleyball, Brynn will be coaching: 

LANA MATTHEWS

Lakeland Rustlers

Lana was a starter at Morinville Community High School for all three seasons she attended the school, and she played an integral role in helping the school qualify for 3A Provincials. Before that, she started her club career with the Ravens Volleyball Club and also played for Nooks. Her first season of college volleyball was in the ACAC with Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) where she won Rookie of the Year (2020) and Female Athlete of the Year (2022); she also led her team in kills and kills/set during her 2022 season.  She has since transferred over to Lakeland to play for the Rustlers. Along the way she has also coached with Pursuit Volley and U16 with Velocity Volleyball Club.

WEST ADAMS

Medicine Hat College

West started playing volleyball when he was in grade 10 for Fort Saskatchewan High School in 2016. He finished his high school playing career at Bev Facey playing in division 1 in 2019.  During his high school years, West played 2 years for Park Elite Volleyball Club and 1 year for St. Albert and Sturgeon Volleyball Club. After high school, West went on to play post-secondary at Medicine Hat College for 2 years from 2020- 2022. West has had an exceptional playing career as an outside hitter, and we are excited to have him assist with Limitless Athletics!  This year with Limitless Volleyball, West will be coaching: 


PAYTON SHIMODA

MacEwan University

Payton played her high school volleyball for the powerhouse program at Harry Ainlay in Edmonton. He finished his high school playing career at Bev Facey playing in division 1 in 2019.  During her high school years, Payton played for the Pandas Volleyball Club. After high school, she went on to play post-secondary at MacEwan University where she is a setter. During her time at MacEwan, Payton has won the team's Most Improved Player (2021-22) and the Top Academic Player in the School of Business (2021-22). She also represented Alberta at the 2022 Canada Summer Games. This year with Limitless Volleyball, Payton will be coaching: 

May 27- Intro. to Beach Volleyball