Shane Smith

Nationality Canadian
Age 42
Languages English
Present Club University Winnepeg Men’s Team
Status Available for 2019-2020


2012 Masters Degree in Coaching Studies – University of Victoria
(Victoria, British Columbia, Canada)

2006 Bachelor of Education Degree – University of Manitoba
(Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

2001 Bachelor of Physical Education Degree – University of Manitoba

Professional Coaching Experience
2018-2019 Gentofte Volley
Men’s Team
Champions 2018-2019
Cup Champions 2018-2019
CEV Challenge Cup participant

2017-18 Elite Volley Aarhus
Women’s Head Coach
Volleyligaen Denmark
(Aarhus, Denmark)
– Danish Cup Final 4 (1st time in club history)
– 4th Place in Volleyligaen (best finish in club history)
– Voted Coach of the Year in Denmark

2014-2016 Canada Senior Women’s National Volleyball Team
Scout/Assistant Coach
-2016 NORCECA Olympic Qualifier – Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
-2016 FIVB World Grand Prix – Poland – Czech Republic
-2016 Pan American Cup – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
-2015 Pan American Games – Toronto, Canada
-2015 FIVB World Grand Prix – Puerto Rico – Argentina
-2015 NORCECA Championship – Morelia, Mexico
-2015 Pan American Cup – Lima Peru
-2014 FIVB Women’s World Championship – Italy
-2014 FIVB World Grand Prix – Argentina – Belgium – Peru
-2014 Pan American Cup – Mexico City, Mexico

2016-17 Season University of Regina Cougars
Women’s Volleyball Interim Head Coach
Canadawest Conference – USports Canada
(Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)

2015-16 Season Brandon University Bobcats
Men’s Assistant Coach
Women’s Assistant Coach
Canadawest Conference – USports Canada
(Brandon, Manitoba, Canada)

2012- 2015 University of Winnipeg Wesmen
Men’s Assistant Coach
Canadawest Conference – USports Canada
(Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

2012-13 University of Winnipeg College
Women’s Interim Head Coach
Manitoba College Athletic Association
(Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
– 3rd in MCAC

Professional Development

February 2018 Onico Warszawa – Warsaw, Poland – observed trainings and match preparation with Head Coach Stephane Antiga (PlusLiga Poland)

November 2017 Berlin Recycling – Berlin Germany – visited Luke Reynolds (1st German Bundesliga and CEV Champions League)

May 2017 Volleyball Canada – Men’s Junior National Team Tryout Camp – worked with Stephane Antiga and coaching staff to evaluate and select players

March 2016 Arkas Spor, Izmir, Turkey – spent one month with Glenn Hoag and assisted with training (Turkish League and CEV Champions League)

Youth Development Experience

2017 Volleyball Manitoba
17U Boys Mentor Coach
(Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
– Mentored two coaching staffs in preparation for National Championship

2016 Volleyball Manitoba
17U Boys Assistant Coach
(Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

2015 – 16 Cats Club
U18 Girls Head Coach
(Brandon, Manitoba, Canada)
– Manitoba Provincial Bronze Medal

2008 – 15 John Taylor Collegiate
Boys and Girls Head Coach
(Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
– Girls 4th in West Winnipeg Conference 2014
– Boys Conference Champions 2009 and 2011

2014 Volleyball Manitoba
17U Boys Head Coach
(Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

2009 – 2015 Pipers Volleyball Club
Boys and Girls Head Coach
(Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

1996-2014 Legion Athletic Camp
Volleyball Camp Instructor and Head Coach
(International Peace Garden, Manitoba, Canada)

Coaching Accreditation

2016-Present Volleyball Canada Performance Coach (Level 3) Trained

2012 Volleyball Canada Advanced Development (Level 2) Certified

Playing Experience

2000-01 Grant McEwan College
Canadian College Athletic Association
(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

Related Experience

2008-15 John Taylor Collegiate
High School Physical Education Department Head
(Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
– Taught grade 9-12 Physical Education
– Head of Physical Education Department in charge of program planning, budgeting, working with school administration, organizing programs for students and scheduling.

2006-2008 Golden Gate Middle School
Grade 6-8 Physical Education Teacher
(Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

Video & Tactical Knowledge

– Six years of experience using Datavolley – including three years of international experience with Canadian Women’s National Team – scouting matches, analysing and creating game plans

– Extensive work with technology – computers, iPads, video software e.g. iMovie, video cameras, video delay in training

– Knowledge of scouting the opposition – creating scouting sheets, studying video, watching teams play, notes and game tactics and creating volleyball specific scouting videos.

– Video analysis of players through the use of slow motion cameras, still frames, video delay


Larry McKay University of Winnipeg
Canada Men’s National Team

Arnd “Lupo” Ludwig Canada Women’s National Team

Lee Carter Brandon University