Conestoga news

August 6, 2013 10:22 AM

Conestoga appoints new head coach for men's volleyball

Conestoga College is pleased to announce the appointment of Wayne Harris as the new head coach of its men's volleyball program.

For the past five years, Wayne has served as the head coach of the Redeemer Royals at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ont. During that time, the Royals had a 57-29 won-loss record, and won one silver and two bronze OCAA medals (2011, 2010, 2013).

Harris was also the recipient of the OCAA West Coach of the Year Award in 2010 and 2013 and was named the CCAA Coach of the Year for 2013. Harris also serves as Vice Principal at Woodland Christian High School in Breslau, Ont., as his day job.

When asked, Harris expressed great excitement about his new position. "I have lived in Waterloo Region for the past 30 years and have watched many terrific players come out of our area. We have a history of excellent high school and club programs in our region and I hope that we will be able to attract a lot of that home-grown talent to play for us." "I am very excited by the possibilities of building an excellent program at Conestoga, but I have no illusions. The OCAA West is arguably the best college men's volleyball division in Canada. If we aspire to be among the top tier in this division, we have a lot of work to do."

When asked about his coaching philosophy Harris added, "volleyball is a perfect team game. Great programs are built with 16 to 18 people sharing and working towards the same vision. Outstanding individual players within the team system are essential, but the fact remains that the CCAA player of the year always stands on the shoulders of his teammates."