5 Outstanding Individuals To Be Inducted in 2017 VBC Hall of Fame!

Please join us in congratulating the following individuals on their induction into the Volleyball BC Hall of Fame. The VBC Hall of Fame honours British Columbia individuals and teams who have raised the profile of our sport and deserve recognition among the best of the best in the history of volleyball in BC. The Volleyball BC Hall of Fame & Excellence Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017.


Keith truly represents what it means to be an Athlete for life. Growing up in Revelstoke, Keith led his high school team to 4 consecutive High School Provincial Championships earning all-star’s and MVP’s in 1971. After high school he moved on to play for UBC leading his team to consecutive CIS finals in 1976 and ‘77 and coming away with a gold in ’76. Proceeding his CIS career, Keith played on BCO Sr. Mens team and received Canadian Championships medals 2 consecutive years (gold in ’78). He also played professionally for the first North American Pro League with the Salt Lake City Stingers. He continues to play in masters championships such as: 2000 Canadian Masters (Champion 35+); 2008 Global Cup Masters (Champion 50+); 2010 US Open Masters (Champion 55+); 2016 America’s Masters Games (Champion 60+). Keith is a player to be reckoned with and will remain an athlete for life.



Liz Cordonier is one of BC’s most celebrated volleyball athletes having been awarded every honour possible for a student-athlete. As a BC native, Liz thrived as an athlete with Team BC and was awarded the Ray Lepp Scholarship. Liz competed for 5 years as a member of the record setting UBC Thunderbird Women’s Volleyball team achieving 3 National CIS Championships. During her tenure with the team, Liz was recognized as the UBC Female athlete of the Year, Canada West Player of the Year, CIS All-Canadian, CIS Player of the Year, CIS tournament MVP, and the prestigious BLG Award distinguishing her as the top CIS Female Athlete across all sports. Liz was a member of Team Canada’s Women’s Indoor program for 4 seasons and played professionally in Europe in 2010-12. Liz was also a member of Canada’s Beach National team in 2009-10.



Jeff Gogol always believed in the importance of the Officials Program to the sport of Volleyball and was instrumental in formalizing the program within Volleyball BC.  He introduced written policies and procedures to ensure consistence and transparency and improved the Local and Provincial certification to take into consideration different learning styles.  Jeff is the type of referee who gave back more than he received through countless hours of mentorship and program management. Jeff moved through the ranks quickly and received his National Level certification in 1989. However, his further success as an official can be attributed to his passion for beach volleyball. Jeff attended the first ever National Beach Referee Clinic in 1996. He went from growing the indoor game to furthering the outdoor program. Jeff participated in many FIVB and pro beach tour events in Canada.



Ron’s involvement in developing volleyball in British Columbia covers every facet possible: coaching, officiating, and administrating. His passion began with founding the Victoria Y Volleyball Club, coaching with them for 21 years. His teams went on an incredible streak winning eight of nine BC Juvenile (18U) Championships and over 14 total titles including the National Juvenile Championship in 1979.  Along the way he assisted with the provincial team, was instrumental in establishing an exchange program with Japanese teams, and coached a tier one senior women’s team for seven seasons. Ron was also passionate about officiating. He advanced to his level three certification where he delivered a myriad of courses, mentoring and certifying over 500 officials during this time. He also officiated some important matches such as the Pacific Rim Men’s finals and the Canada Winter Games in 1975. As an administrator, Ron served on the BCVA (now Volleyball BC) board for 16 years acting as president for three of those years. One of Ron’s biggest accomplishments was increasing BCVA’s registration by using his previous organizational skills, as well as implementing regulations, from 120 members to 2000 the next year. Ron is an Honorary Life Member of Volleyball BC and received the Founder’s Award in 1993.


btyzuk-235x312Boris Tyzuk’s contribution to volleyball exemplifies integrity and a true passion for the growth and development of the sport. Boris has served as an athlete, official, coach, and board member for Volleyball BC, Sport BC, and Volleyball Canada. Boris was the driving force and founder of the Vancouver Thunder Volleyball Club. He spent his efforts on mentorship of coaches and athletes alike. Boris’ understanding of grassroots development in the bigger picture has served volleyball well. His most valuable contributions have been serving as administrator/board member across many organizations and committees. Some of these include: director of Manitoba VA, Director/President/Board Member for BCVA and now Volleyball BC, Director of Volleyball Canada, Chair of the Volleyball Canada’s Beach volleyball committee, Board member of Thunder Volleyball Club, and the Chair of Canada’s Men’s National Team committee. Boris has contributed his valuable professional skills to our sport, and has made an integral contribution to the development of BC volleyball in general.



The 2017 Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held at:

Volleyball BC Hall of Fame & Excellence Awards Banquet
Saturday, February 4, 2017
5:00pm – 9:30pm
Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
Burnaby, BC

Book up to 10 tickets at a time (10 tickets = 1 table).


The Hilton Vancouver Metrotown is offering a preferred room rate of $109 per night. To book a room click on this link until January 9, 2017 or please phone 604-438-1200/1-888-744-5866 and quote “VOLLEYBALL BC”.