Head Coach Greg Poitras Named National Coach of the Year Across All Sports
KELOWNA, BC - UBC Okanagan Heat men’s volleyball coach Greg Poitras can add the CCAA Coaching Excellence Award across all sports to his already impressive resume. The award recognizes a coach’s overall contribution to the sport as well as their positive leadership and commitment to educational goals.
Earlier this spring, Poitras also won the BCCAA and CCAA coach of the year awards in men’s volleyball.
Greg joined UBC Okanagan’s coaching staff in 2005 and the program has flourished ever since. His league and playoff record is 64 wins and 28 losses. He has won four provincial medals, one national silver and one national bronze in the five years.In 2009-10, the Heat posted the first unbeaten regular season in the program’s history with an 18-0 record.
Whether he is working with the UBC Okanagan program, Volleyball B.C. provincial team programs or spending time as national Team guest coach, Greg is always looking for the next professional development opportunity. Outside of UBC Okanagan, Greg is extremely active in the community. He spends countless hours working with the coaches of over 20 club teams in his role as the president and mentor of the Kelowna Volleyball Club. In addition he is an NCCP Level 1 and 2 learning facilitator.
"I am extremely proud that our program has been recognized in this way. Our coaching staff has worked very hard over the past five years juggling our daytime jobs with what we do at UBC Okanagan. As coaches we take pride in our passion and commitment to prepare our men's volleyball team to be successful on the court and in the classroom. Our success does not happen without a very generous support system. I would especially like to acknowledge the administration and teachers at Rutland Middle School for their enthusiasm, support, and flexibility in this process of building something special at UBC Okanagan."