Laura McManes

NCCP: Level I
Playing Career: University of Calgary 2013-2018
Coaching Experience: 10 years
Education: Bachelor of Kinesiology; University of Calgary Diagnostic Medical Sonographer; SAIT
Marital Status: Common law

Laura was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her volleyball career started here where she captured 4 consecutive Provincial Championship gold medals as well as bronze and silver medals at National Championships throughout her career. She was named the #1 Manitoba Varsity Female Volleyball Player in the 2013 Winnipeg Sun Coach’s Poll. Laura moved to Calgary following high school and played all 5 years for the University of Calgary Dinos, capturing gold in the Canada-West Championship in her final season. Laura graduated from the University of Calgary in 2018 with a Bachelor of Kinesiology and is currently completing her diploma to become a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.

Laura’s coaching experience began in her final year of high school where she has now gained experience at the high school, club, provincial and university level.

  • Home Coach, Mount Royal University, Bronze Medal in Canada-West 2019/2020
  • Head Coach U18 Jr. Cougars Volleyball Club, 2020
  • Assistant Coach, Western Canada High School, City & Provincial Champions, 2019/2020
  • Assistant Coach with U16 Team Alberta, finishing 5th at Canada Cup, 2019
  • Assistant Coach U18 Jr. Cougars Volleyball Club, 2019
  • HIIT Volleyball Camps Coach, 2019
  • Manitoba Provincial Team Coach (U14-18) 2017
  • U of C Dino’s Summer Volleyball Camps, 2013-2019
  • Assistant Coach U17 Cobra’s Volleyball Team 2013