Saturday Speakers

Mark Dodds – Huskie Women’s Head Coach

Dodds was a member of the Huskie men’s volleyball coaching staff in 2011-2012. He played with the Huskies from 2002 to 2006. In that time, Dodds led the team in kills and service aces. He sits third all-time on the Huskies career kills list with 939. He was named a Canada West all-star four times and a CIS All-Canadian three times. Dodds was the Canada West and CIS MVP in 2005-06. He won the national championship with the Huskies in 2004.

Dodds has also had a successful career with the Canadian Senior Team and also represented Canada at the World Universiade.

Sean McKay– Huskie Men’s Head Coach

Starting in the 2019-20 season, McKay became the ninth head coach in the history of Huskie men’s volleyball. McKay joins the Huskies from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Cal- gary, Alta., where he served as head coach of the Trojans men’s volleyball program for three seasons.

A former U SPORTS setter, McKay spent five years with the Western Mustangs where he was a four-time Ontario University Athletics silver-medallist and also helped the Mustangs earn a pair of top-five finishes at the national championship tournament. He also holds playing experience with the Sodertelge Volleyball Club in Sweden.

Phil Hudson – WesMen Women’s Head Coach

Hudson is in first year as the Wesmen head coach. Phil is no stranger to volleyball, however, with close to 40 years in coaching. He previously served for 8 years, as an assistant-coach with the men’s program, capturing CIS Gold Medal in 2006-2007. He also had a stint as the University of Manitoba Bison Men’s Head Coach in 2007 – 2008.

Phil also excelled at the National level. Assistant coach with Canadian National Junior Women’s in 2012, head coach of the Canadian National Women’s team in 2006, Canada Games Men’s head coach (1985 – Silver Medalists, 1987 – Bronze Medalists, 2005 – Gold Medalists)

Larry McKay – WesMen Men’s Head Coach

McKay is in his 28th season and he has led the Wesmen to seven CIS and CIAU medals during his distinguished coaching career. He is a two-time CIS Coach of the Year (1993 and 2002) and is a member of the Manitoba Volleyball Association Hall of Fame.

McKay has been head coach of Canada’s National B team and the Canadian Men’s Team at the World University Games. Larry served as an assistant-coach with the Canadian National Men’s Volleyball team at the Summer Olympic Games taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Kerry Alcorn – Former Huskies Men’s Assistant Coach

Kerry has been involved with volleyball in the province for close to 30 years. As a player, he suited up for the University of Saskatchewan from 1981-1986. After his five years as a Huskie, Kerry committed himself to the program as an assistant coach from 1986- 2010. Taking his passion south of the bor- der, he was a volunteer assistant-coach with the University of Kentucky women’s team in 1997. Most recently he was an assistant-coach with the HVC 18U men’s club program in 2019.

Sunday Speaker

Shannon Winzer – National Excellence Program (NEP) Head Coach

Winzer, originally from British Columbia, is returning to Canada after serving as Volleyball Australia’s Women’s National Team head coach since 2016-2019. She also served as an assistant national team coach, and as the women’s U23 team coach and also coached at Melbourne University.

Winzer is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (2002), where she played on the varsity team. She also played professional volleyball in Europe. After a move to Australia, she joined the Women’s Australian Volleyball League (WAVL), captained the Melbourne University Blues for almost four years, and was on the Australian national team in 2008 and 2009.

***by attending the 2020 Coaching Symposium, you will earn 3 PD points.***

If you were certified in 2015, your 5-year period to obtain your PD Points will be ending in 2020. Please check your Locker certification for the number of points you need and the year you will need them.


Please click on the following link to register for the 2020 Sask Volleyball Coaches Symposium. Registration for the Symposium is $50.00.

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