Ard Biesheuvel

NCCP: Level 2          

Coaching Experience: 27 years

Playing Career:  University of Lethbridge 86-88

Education:     Bachelor (1990) and Masters of Education (1998) from the University of Lethbridge

Marital Status: Married with 2 kids

Ard is a high school physical education teacher in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. After spending 11 years at the helm of the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute (LCI) program, he transferred to Chinook High School in 2010.  In Chinook’s first year in exsistence, he led his team to the league and zone championship. Before retiring from coaching at the high school level in 2016, Ard’s Chinook teams won 6 straight 4A zone championships. His teams also won zones his last 4 years at LCI, making it 10 straight 4A zone championships for Ard’s teams While at LCI, Ard led his team to four straight appearances in the 4A provincial finals (from 2006-2009), winning gold in 2007, when his team went 59-0.  In April 2011, this team was admitted to the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame. During Ard’s time at LCI, fifty percent of his graduating players received scholarships to play post-secondary volleyball. Ard has earned “Coach of the Year” honours seven times in his eleven years as the LCI head coach. In 2002, Ard led the South Zone to a boys’ volleyball championship at the Alberta Summer Games. Ard has also been involved with Team Alberta Provincial Program as both an assistant and a head coach. In 2009, he was part of the coaching staff when Alberta U19 Men won the National Team Challenge Cup. In the Summer of 2015, Ard was the first ever high school coach to be named as a coach with the boys Canadian Youth National Team Program. In 1990, Ard received his Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Lethbridge. While at the university, Ard played both CIAU volleyball and soccer. Upon graduation, Ard coached the women’s volleyball program at Lethbridge Community College from 1990 to 1993. During this time he founded the Lethbridge Volleyball Club. In 1998 he received his Masters of Education from the University of Lethbridge. Ard is the founder and President of STARS Volleyball (www.starsvolleyball.ca). STARS Volleyball is a national after-school program that teaches elementary aged children how to play volleyball. Ard was the Chair Person and Co-Author of Volleyball Canada’s Atomic Curriculum.  He is also Co-Author of Coaching Volleyball Champions. Ard is married to Kim and together they have two children; Marcus and Samantha.

Coaching Experience
1990-1993Women’s Volleyball Head Coach,  Lethbridge Community College
1993-2010Senior Boys Head Coach,  Lethbridge Collegiate Institute
1993-presentHead Coach,  Lethbridge Volleyball Club
2000Assistant Coach,  U16 Boys Team Alberta
2001Assistant Coach,  U16 Boys Team Alberta
2002Head Coach,  U16  Boys Team Alberta
2002Head Coach,  South Zone Boys For Alberta Summer Games
2003Head Coach,  U16 Boys Team Alberta
2004Assistant Coach,  U17 Boys Team Alberta
2009Assistant Coach,  U19 Boys Team Alberta
2010Head Coach,  South Zone Boys  for Alberta Winter Games
2010 -2016Senior Boys Head Coach,  Chinook High School
2011 -2013Men’s Volleyball Assistant Coach,  Lethbridge College
2013Head Coach,  U17 Boys Team Alberta
2015Assistant Coach,  U17 Boys Canadian Youth National Team
Volleyball Related Experience
1986-88Member of University of Lethbridge Men’s Volleyball Team
1992Founder of Lethbridge Volleyball Club (LVC)
2003President and Founder of STARS Volleyball (starsvolleyball.ca)
2006-2007Chair Person for Volleyball Canada’s Atomic Volleyball Committee
2010Co-author of Coaching Volleyball Champions (coachingvolleyballchampions.com)
Awards
1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011Southern Alberta High School Volleyball League Coach of the Year,
2010Inducted into Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame along with undefeated (59-0) 4A Provincial Championship Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Team,