Hi, my name is Darren, and I’m the Director and Head of Coach and Athlete Development at OnPoint Beach Volleyball. I’ve been the Head Coach for Team Ontario (Red and Black) since 2016, as well I’ve been a head coach at Sky Volleyball since 2017. From 2011 – 2016 I was the Head coach of the Kitchenr- Waterloo Predators indoorTeam. I grew up playing basketball, baseball and indoor volleyball.
Now more than anything, I love being a mentor to young athletes. In 2017, I decided to start a small beach volleyball camp in Kingsville, Ontario. I wanted to have an impact on my community and create an opportunity for my kids that I didn’t have at their age. My goal has been to encourage kids in Windsor-Essex to develop into strong, world-class athletes.
When I’m not coaching or playing beach volleyball, you might find me at home playing with my three kids or watching football. My favourite-post game grub is a Mango Chicken Burrito from Burrito Bandidos, although now I only get to enjoy them when I’m at the Beaches in Toronto! When I look back at my coaching career so far, my favourite moment is when the 2018 Jr. Girls Team won WECSSAA missing 5 of 7 starters, eventually moving on to win SWOSSAA too! On the beach, my favourite memories have been the relationships that I have developed with athletes and coaches along the way.