Glenn Wheatley (Official) Biography:
Glenn started refereeing when he was in Grade 10 when one of his teachers convinced him that it would be a good idea. That was the beginning – starting out as an indoor local level official in 1978, he would achieve his provincial and regional level certifications a few years later. Glenn gained his indoor national level certification in 2003. He became a Volleyball Canada Referee Supervisor & Evaluator in 2007 and a national level Official Clinician/Evaluator in 2010 – a role that he continues to fulfil today. Glenn was an Referee Assignor across the Lower Mainland for high school and club volleyball. He’s officiated and supervised at a variety of levels including BC High School Provincial Championships, Club Championships as well as the collegiate level including USports/PACWEST/BC Collegiate Athletic Association. On the international stage, he served as the Referee Assistant Manager at the NORCECA Men’s Continental Cup in 2016 in Langley and most recently the Referee Manager at the NORCECA Men’s World League Qualifiers in 2020 in Vancouver. Throughout his tenure, Glenn has also been an Assignor at the local, provincial and national levels and has assigned more than five-thousand games during his tenure. Glenn now works as the Referee Development Manager at Volleyball BC, where he helps develop and mentor younger referees and gives back to the sport and position he loves.
To view Glenn’s digital program, click HERE.
To listen to Glenn’s podcast, click HERE.
To view Glenn’s HoF induction ceremony, click HERE.
Rod Belinski (Builder) Biography:
Rod began his volleyball career coaching when he started his teaching career in Mission in 1973. After three years coaching grade eight junior boys and girls, Rod moved to Kelowna and began coaching senior boys volleyball at KLO Secondary. From 1978 to 1998 he coached the KLO senior boys to 19 provincial championship appearances. His impressive record included four AAA and one single A gold, three AAA and one AA silvers, and four AAA and 1 AA bronzes. Rod took his coaching to the national and international level where he was the Assistant Coach of the BC Pacific Rim team at the 1987 Canada Games Team. He became the Head Coach of the Pacific Rim Teams with trips to Hawaii, Japan and Australia. Rod helped develop a provincial ranking system for the BC High School Boys Provincial Championships. By introducing a weekly top-ten ranking system for AA and AAA boys’ volleyball, it made the championships for volleyball more friendly and less of an endurance challenge. In 1999, Rod pursued a new coaching challenge – post-secondary – by becoming the Head Coach at the Okanagan University College. His success continued as he led the team to silver and bronze at the provincial level and won a bronze medal at the national level. Rod was also a provincial level official and was the allocator for officials in Kelowna from the mid-80s to 1999. Rod received several awards during his volleyball career including a lifetime membership in the BC School Sports Volleyball Association, BC High School Coach of the Year, and induction into the Central Okanagan Hall of Fame in 2015.
To view Rod’s digital program, click HERE.
To listen to Rod’s podcast, click HERE.
To view Rod’s HoF induction ceremony, click HERE.
Tom Graham (Athlete) Biography:
Tom’s long storied volleyball career began in Courtenay, BC where he was a member of the Georges P. Vanier Towhees that captured the Vancouver Island High School Volleyball Championship in 1972. After high school, Tom stayed close to home and played at the University of Victoria where he started to turn heads, especially at the national level. He left BC when he was selected to go to the national team training centres in Montreal and Winnipeg. Before he left, Tom helped Team BC win Gold at the Canada Winter Games in 1975. While in university, Tom made Team Canada’s Men’s Volleyball team and competed in the Pan-American games, World Cup, World Championships and the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. Following the Games, Tom played for the University of Manitoba Bisons where he would help lead them to two CIAU national championships in three years. After graduating with a Bachelor’s in Psychology, he eventually made his way back to BC and stepped into coaching, with stints at Trinity Western and UVic before heading to the University of Saskatchewan where he continued his coaching career with the Huskies. Tom would go on and receive his PhD in Health Psychology. He is a part of the Saskatchewan Hall of Fame, Volleyball Saskatchewan Hall of Fame, and was most recently inducted into the Volleyball BC Hall of Fame in 2020 in the Team category for the 1975 Canada Winter Games Men’s team that won gold.
To view Tom’s program, click HERE.
To listen to Tom’s podcast, click HERE.
Jamie Broder (Athlete) Biography:
Jamie is a great success story from Vancouver Island. She started her career with Claremont Secondary while playing club for the Victoria Volleyball Association. She helped them win silver at the 18U Indoor Nationals. Jamie played both beach and indoor volleyball throughout her high school and collegiate years where she stayed close to home at Malaspina University College, winning silver and bronze at the CCAA Nationals in 2004 and 2006. During her time in university, Jamie was making a name for herself on the beach stage winning U18 Beach, U20 and U24 Beach Nationals while representing Canada at multiple FIVB Beach World Championships around the world. Jamie moved to the Lower Mainland where she then played for the UBC Thunderbirds Women’s Volleyball team for two years helping them capture the CIS Championship in 2008 while being named a tournament all-star. That same year she was also named to the National Beach Volleyball team and went on to become one of the most decorated Beach Volleyball athletes to come out of this province. Jamie’s 11-year beach volleyball career with Team Canada saw her achieve many great accomplishments including NORCECA titles in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. She also became the first Canadian Woman (along with partner Kristina Valjas) to win an FIVB World Tour medal, capturing gold in China in 2015 where they beat Kerri Walsh and April Ross on the way to the crown. That victory helped Jamie achieve one of her dreams to represent Canada in the Olympic Games which she did in 2016 with a 9th place finish in Rio De Janerio. Jamie continued to excel after that achievement, collecting more hardware with gold and bronze medals at the Senior Beach Volleyball Nationals in 2017 & 2018 and gold and silver medals at the Vancouver Open in 2018 & 2019. Jamie is now Vice President and one of the partners of BCO Volleyball Club in North Vancouver.
To view Jamie’s program, click HERE.
To listen to Jamie’s podcast, click HERE.
Moo Park (Coach) Biography:
Moo Park is a name known not just within the volleyball circles in BC or Canada, but around the world. Moo came to Canada in 1974 when he was hired to become the first full-time National Women’s Team coach to develop and prepare the team for the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. He brought his innovative techniques and gameplay to Vancouver, which would become the National Team’s training centre. Moo travelled across the country to recruit the best Canadian female volleyball athletes to train on the West Coast. In the lead up to the Olympic Games, Moo took the team to several high level tournaments including three NORCECA championships, an 8th place finish at the 1974 World Championships, and a bronze medal at the 1975 Pan-American Games, putting Canada on the map for Women’s Volleyball. Canada finished 8th place at the Montreal Olympics putting up strong competition against some of the best countries in the world. After the Games, Moo decided to stay in the Lower Mainland and coach the Vancouver Chimos, winning two Women’s National titles. He later would work with Volleyball BC and run high-performance programs out of the Harry Jerome Sports Centre where he trained some of the top young men and women in the province. Moo’s hard work and dedication turned the Canadian Women’s program into one of the top 15 in the world.
To view Moo’s digital program, click HERE.
To listen to Moo’s podcast, click HERE.
Audrey H. Vandervelden (Athlete) Biography:
Audrey’s volleyball career started in high school playing for Burnaby Central where she was named First Team All-Star and led her team to a third place finish at the High School Provincial Championships in 1971. She attended the popular Winfield Camp where she met Moo Park who would later go on to be her coach at the national level. She attended UBC and joined the Chimo Volleyball Club led by Art Wilms in 1972. Audrey got her first taste of international action as part of the Junior Canadian National Team where they finished first. She went on to be selected to the Senior National team later that same year where they won gold at the 1973 Canadian Senior Nationals. The following year, Audrey was selected to be one of 14 players to represent Canada at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. Prior to the games, Audrey was awarded Top Blocker in a pre-Olympic Games competition in Romania and was selected as an All-Star in Japan. The team would surprise many and finish 8th place at the Montreal Olympic Games. Following this success, Audrey attended law school at UBC which preoccupied much of her time but she also trained in Vancouver and Toronto with the National Team. She relocated to Toronto and continued with Team Canada, playing in the World Championships in Russia and Peru, in the Pan-Am Games in Venezuela, and at the 1983 NORCECA Championships in Indianapolis where the team achieved an impressive third place finish. Audrey finished her national career with an appearance at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles where the National Team finished 8th at the Games. She concluded her impressive volleyball career with appearances at the Masters Games which included defeating Russia in the final of the 2009 Hunstman Games, Masters Global Cup.
To view Audrey’s digital program, click HERE.
To listen to Audrey’s podcast, click HERE.