Chris Wandler

NCCP: Level 3 – Fully Certified
Coaching Experience: 33 yrs
Education: Masters Sports Science (United States Sport Academy), Bachelor of Education (University of Alberta), Bachelor of Arts (Augustana University College)

Chris has spent a great deal of time working with the development of youth volleyball in Alberta. He prides himself on not just the technical development of volleyball athletes but also attempting to increase the love of the game. Chris started coaching Middle School athletes which led to High School and College/University Athletes. He’s spent the better part of the last 15 years coaching in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC). On top of coaching Chris is a teacher in Red Deer.

Coaching Experience

2016 – 2019 – Red Deer College Women’s Volleyball Head Coach

  • ACAC Bronze – 2017 & 2018
  • ACAC South Coach of the Year – 2019

2012 – 2016 – Olds College Women’s Volleyball Head Coach

  • ACAC Bronze – 2015

2013 – Team Alberta U20 Canada Games Head Coach

  • Canada Games Gold
  • USA High Performance Championships Silver

2009 – Team Alberta (U20) Canada Games Women’s Assistant Coach

  • Canada Games Bronze

2003-2012 – Red Deer College Queens Assistant Coach

  • 2011 ACAC Bronze Medal
  • 2010 CCAA Bronze Medal
  • 2009 & 2010 ACAC Champions
  • 2008 ACAC Silver Medalists
  • 2004 CCAA Silver Medalists
  • 2004 ACAC Silver Medalists

1999-2008 – Team Alberta Women Head Coach (U16-U18)

  • Western Canadian U16 Elites
    • 2000-2002 Gold medalist
    • 2003 Silver Medalist
  • 2006 & 2007 U18 NTTC Silver Medalists
  • 2008 U18 NTTC Bronze Medalists

2001-2011 – Queens Club Head Coach (Red Deer, AB)

  • 2007 U18 National & Provincial Silver Medalists
  • 2006 U18 Provincial Bronze Medalists
  • 2003 U16 Provincial Bronze Medalists

Teaching Experience

  • 2000- present Notre Dame High School (Red Deer, Alberta)
  • 1995-1998 American Community School in Beirut Lebanon

Awards

  • 2009 City of Red Deer Coach of the Year (all sports)
  • 2006 Alberta Volleyball U18 Coach of the Year
  • Volleyball Alberta; High Performance Committee