14u Girls Head Coach Kevin Hellyer – Six Time Tier 1 National Champion

Kevin Hellyer joined the Durham Attack coaching staff in the Fall of 1999.  Since then, he has had a huge impact on the Club and has developed many of the top athletes in the province.

As an assistant coach Kevin was mentored by some of the more successful coaches in our club.  As an assistant coach in 2002, he coached our 16U tier 1 Western National Champions. In 2007 he transitioned to the head coach ranks and took  our 14U Black girls to their first tier 1 National Championship.  In 2008, Kevin’s 15U Girls won Ontario tier 1 15U and 16U championships as well as the 15U tier 1 Nationals East Championship.  Later that summer, Kevin was the head coach of the gold medal winning team at the Ontario Summer Games. In 2009 his 15U girls won tier 1 Silver medals at both Nationals East and Nationals West.  This same group won tier 1 gold at Nationals East in 2010.  In 2011 his 16U squad won another two tier 1 national medals, winning Eastern Canadian Gold.  2012 brought with it one of Kevin’s greatest team accomplishments, winning both Provincial and National tier 1 Championships, at the 17U level.

In all, Kevin has won a total of 6 tier 1 National Championships, with 4 different groups of athletes.  Many of his athletes have become top recruits at division 1 NCAA programs, as well as All-Stars in the CIS.

In 2009 Kevin received a Recognition Award from the Ontario Volleyball Association for his outstanding contribution to the sport of volleyball in the province. Later in 2011, Kevin was awarded the OVA Achievement Award.

Kevin is an enthusiastic coach who teaches his athletes the values of hard work and the joy of achieving success as both an individual and as a member of the team.  He has been the lead coach at the Durham Attack Summer Camp and is eager to help young athletes fall in love with volleyball.  He supports his girls year round, following their progress on the beach during the summer.  Kevin is also an elementary school teacher and coach and is the co-founder of a new training program for 5-10 year olds, in the Durham Region; Team12 Youth Volleyball.

After a few years working with the upper age groups of our club, Kevin has made a decision to return to the developmental phase, hoping to instill in these young athletes the skills they will need to succeed at 18U and beyond.

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