FIVB - Volleyball World League


 CAN / Canada

Team manager Julien Boucher
Coach Glenn Hoag
Assistant coach Vincent Pichette
2nd assistant coach Georges Laplante
Physiotherapist Mathieu Seguin
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Position Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Louis-Pierre Mainville Mainville 03.04.1986 MB 200 100 340 324 Team Canada
  L 3   Daniel Lewis Lewis 03.04.1976 L 189 86 340 325 BBTS Bielsko-Biala
  4 Joshua Howatson Howatson 07.10.1984 S 199 95 346 325 Amriswil
  5   Rudy Verhoeff Verhoeff 24.06.1989 OP 198 88 349 317 Duren
  6 Justin Duff Duff 10.05.1988 MB 200 102 370 335 Galatasaray
  7   Dallas Soonias Soonias 25.04.1984 OP 200 91 356 323 Team Canada
  8 Adam Simac Simac 09.08.1983 MB 203 101 348 336 Team Canada
  9   Dustin Schneider Schneider 27.02.1985 S 182 82 322 297 Maccabi Tel Aviv
  10 Toontje Van Lankvelt Van Lankvelt 01.07.1984 L 197 91 347 317 JASTRZEBSKI Wegiel
  12   Gavin Schmitt Schmitt 27.01.1986 OP 208 106 372 340 Toray Arrows
  C 15 Frederic Winters Winters 25.09.1982 OS 195 94 359 327 Sada Cruisero Volei
  17   Graham Vigrass Vigrass 17.06.1989 MB 205 97 354 330 JASTRZEBSKI Wegiel
  18 John Gordon Perrin Perrin 17.08.1989 OS 201 95 353 329 Ural Ufa
  L 19   Blair Cameron Bann Bann 26.02.1988 L 184 84 314 295 SWD-Powervolleys Düren Germany
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

Currently ranked 18th in the world, the Canadian Men’s National Volleyball Team has taken many steps forward since it began international competition in 1959. Results of note include a fourth place win at the 1984 Olympic Games, bronze at the 1999 Pan American Games, plus numerous World Cup and World Championship berths and top-three NORCECA Championship finishes.

Unfortunately the team narrowly missed out on Olympic qualification after losing the final of the NORCECA Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament in May 2012 to the US.

However, Team Canada was quick to refocus and set their sights on the 2012 World League after a five year absence from the event. The team finished third in their pool and twelfth overall with a win over Finland in the last match of pool play, securing their place in the 2013 World League edition.

Under the guidance of Glenn Hoag, the team is energised and motivated like never before and is looking to build on last year's success. In addition to preparing for the 2013 NORCECA Continental Championship in Langley, BC, they are also seeking qualification to the 2014 World Championship.  Also in their sights is the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto with the ultimate goal of competing at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janiero.

Coach profile

Born in Canada in 1958, Glenn Hoag played on the Canadian national team from 1981 to 1986. He was on the most successful team in Canadian history, which placed 4th in the 1984 Olympics. In 2006, he became coach of the team and has since led the Canadian team in more than 100 matches.

In 2012, Glenn led the Canadian team to the NORCECA Olympic Qualifier final where they were defeated by the US, ending Team Canada's hopes of taking part in the 2012 London Olympics.

Hoag has coached Paris Volley of France, Ach Volley Bled Slovenia and was assistant coach for France at the 2004 Olympic Games where they finished ninth.

He is also the Head Coach of professional club Arkas Spor in Izmir, Turkey. In 2011 he lead his team to a fourth place finish in the CEV Champions League and second place in Turkey's volleyball league. In 2012, his Arkas squad made it all the way to round 6 of the CEV Champions League, finishing 5th overall. They were also crowned champions of the Turkish Professional League.