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UBCO announces Scott Koskie as the new men’s volleyball coach

The search for a new UBCO coach has come to an end as the Heat men’s volleyball team recently announced its latest leader.

Scott Koskie is slated to join the Heat this season, bringing more than 20 years of coaching experience to the Central Okanagan.

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"This group has a bright future and it will be exciting to help them reach their goals on and off the court. I am a person who believes relationships are a key to success,” said Koskie.

“I will work hard to ensure that everyone feels valued and contributes towards our pursuit of excellence. I look forward to bringing my experiences as a coach and player to this exceptional community."

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Koskie spent 13 years as a setter for the Canadian men’s national team before stepping into various coaching roles, including positions with the senior national men’s and women’s teams.

"Volleyball is incredibly popular in the Okanagan and the youth development pathways are equally strong,” said Heat director of athletics and recreation Tom Huisman.

“Scott's impressive track record of talent development and community engagement will complement and build upon those already developed local strengths. That combination will certainly be of benefit to both UBCO and to the already impressive local volleyball scene.”

Koskie helped lead the senior Canadian women’s team to world championship appearances in 2010 and 2014 and attended his third Pan Am Games in 2011 (previously competing twice as a player).

The longtime coach won silver at the 2023 NORCECA Championship as an assistant with the men's National Excellence Program.

As a player, Koskie won two national championships with the University of Manitoba and a bronze medal at the Pan Am Games.

Koskie appeared in 320 international matches for Canada while serving as team captain for six years.

The Heat’s new coach will officially begin his role in August.

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