Volleyball Canada has appointed Ben Josephson as the new coach of the Canadian men’s indoor team. Josephson will begin his new role on April 1st.
Volleyball Canada has appointed Ben Josephson as the new coach of the Canadian men’s indoor team.
Josephson will begin his new role on April 1st. He has been the head coach of Trinity Western University’s men’s volleyball program since 2007, leading the Spartans to five national titles (2011, 2012, 2016, 2017 and 2019).
He will succeed Canadian Olympian Glenn Hoag, who previously announced that he would coach the team at the Tokyo Games when he returned to the team in 2018.
Hoag initially resigned as head coach after leading Canada to fifth in the 2016 Rio Games, but returned after his replacement, Stephane Antiga, left the team for family reasons.
Canada reached the knockout round at the Tokyo Olympics this summer before losing to Russia in the quarter-finals.
Josephson will be tasked with leading Canada, currently ranked 12th in the world, for the third year in a row at the Paris Olympics in 2024.
“For me, there is no greater honor and responsibility than representing your country,” said Josephson in a statement. “We understand that there has to be great passion with great intent, and our purpose could be no greater purpose than to build on the legacy (longtime head coach) Glenn Hoag and his staff have left over the past 10 years.
“Now the torch has been handed over in the run-up to the Olympic Games in Paris 2024. We will prepare and perform with joy and passion that will do justice to this purpose. “
This report by The Canadian Press was first published on November 30, 2021.
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