Leadership

Leadership Team

Kerry MacLean

President & Founder

Kerry founded the Maverick Volleyball Club in 1985, a year after he began a 29-year teaching career at Colonel By Secondary School. Coaching both boys and girls teams some years, his coaching highlights included: 31 league championships, 18 regular seasons undefeated, 4 OFSAA top-four finishes, and an OFFSAA gold medal in 1988.

He was the Region 6 Athlete Development Program Chair for four years and coached the Regional Team for three years. Kerry is a Certified Level 2 Coach and, at this point, the number of athletes that Kerry helped start on their paths towards achieving their goal of playing at the university level is almost incalculable. Some of his athletes have gone on to play professionally around the world and others have represented Canada (National Team players Cheryl Stinson and Jordan Canham, and numerous National B team players).

Upon retiring from teaching, Kerry commuted to Kingston to coach the RMC women’s team to one its most successful seasons. He now devotes his time to family and Maverick Volleyball.

Greg Skotnicki

Vice President

Greg began as a Maverick athlete in the first year of the club in 1985. After serving in the Canadian Armed Forces, he returned to Ottawa and began his coaching journey with Maverick Volleyball in 2000, contributing his expertise to teams across all age categories. Before joining the club, he honed his coaching skills with the Nova Scotia Provincial Team Program, Ontario Volleyball’s Regional Programs, and Colonel By Secondary School. As a dedicated player, Greg proudly represented the Royal Roads Military College and Royal Military College volleyball teams from 1989 to 1993, and he holds certification as a Regional volleyball official. His commitment extended beyond coaching, as he served as a director with Ontario Volleyball for eight years, with his final years as the Vice President of Operations.

In 2023, Greg concluded a successful executive career as he retired from the position of President at Market Maker Agriculture, a prominent acquirer of agribusinesses in Canada and the USA.

John Nguyen

Club Director

John Nguyen has dedicated 23 years to the Maverick Volleyball Club, transitioning from player to coach in 2001. Initially coaching boys, he seamlessly shifted to the girls’ side where he has continued for the past 20 seasons. A trained Performance Coach under the National Coaching Certification Program, John is also a coach evaluator for Volleyball Canada, contributing to coach development. John’s many Maverick roles have included Assistant and Head Coach, Mentor Coach, GM, and serves on our Technical Committee. Over the past 10 seasons, he has coached Maverick 15U and 16U age groups at the National level.

His impact is evident in nurturing athletes towards various levels, including professional, National teams, NCAA, and U-Sport ranks.John has served as Vice-President and President for Region 6, and presently serves on the Finance and Audit Committee. He has been involved for many years with Team Ontario including Head Coach for Team ‘O’ Elite. He was appointed as an assistant coach for the Team ‘O’ 2025 Canada Games Team, a significant multi-sport event.

Most recently, John served as an assistant coach for Team Canada U17, securing a spot in the 2024 U17 FIVB World Championships.

Senior Team

Jelle Kooijman
TECHNICAL
Ian Whamond
OPERATIONS
Chris MacLean
MARKETING & BRANDING
Félix Potvin
HUMAN RESOURCES

Essential Team

Jacob Matheson
Program Coordinator
- LTP & Rec
Anthony Ha
Program Coordinator
- Training Centre
Paula Cudmore
Program Coordinator
- Competitive NFP
Cheryl Stinson
TECHNICAL COMMITTEE
& WEB MASTER
Sally Spack
FACILITIES MANAGER
John Spack
EQUIPMENT MANAGER
Thérèse Ngo
SOCIAL MEDIA FACILITATOR
James Battiston
EVENTS MANAGER
Sangeetha Prakash
ACCOUNTING
Kara Potvin
LIAISON OFFICER
Bryan Ip
NFP TREASURER
Robyn Goss
ASST STORE MANAGER
Stefan Duma
IT SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR
Karine Aubry
TALENT ACQUISITIONS OFFICER