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2021 EASTS COACHING TEAM

In addition to our dedicated volunteers who help run our club, Easts is very fortunate to have dedicated coaches lead or teams and athletes in their development and growth here at Easts. 

Again in 2021, we're proud to welcome back some of Queensland's most successful and experienced coaches be part of our Coaching Team and share their knowledge to a new generation of athletes.

Below are profiles of our current coaching staff for Easts Volleyball in 2021.

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Program Head Coaches

TODD KROPP
Easts Coaching Director / Mens Head Coach

Todd Kropp is the Head Coach and Coaching Director for Easts Volleyball. Todd leads the coaching team with over 12 years of experience under his belt, ranging from coaching local school teams in Brisbane, to coaching the Queensland U17 Boys, to also coaching overseas with the Volleyball Australia Junior Mens Development Program.

Todd continues to share his knowledge and experience with the younger coaches and players in Easts and mentors their growth and development as athletes.

On top of coaching, he is still an active player for Easts Volleyball, if you don't see him on the sidelines coaching our teams, you'll definitely see him on court chasing down every ball.

ANGUS SULLIVAN
Athlete Development Coordinator

Angus (Gus) Sullivan is in charge of Easts Strength and Conditioning Program as the Athlete Development Director and is involved with the Mens Programas Head Coach. With a background in exercise and nutrition along with sports medicine, Gus' skill set is heavily suited to the task of developing our athletes in their strength and conditioning. 

Gus has also worked heavily with the QLD State Program as a coach for the U17 Boys, Volleyball Queensland's Development Camps and Volleyball Australia National Youth Camps. 

Like Todd, you will most likely find Gus either developing and assisting our team coaches, or on court playing volleyball.

TREVOR HUNTER
Womens Head Coach

In addition to being the President of Easts Volleyball, Trevor also spends his time as the head coach of the Womens Program, and the Junior Development Squad. 

Trevor has been with Easts since the start of the club back in 2006 and shares his knowledge of the sport as a player, coach and referee to a new generation of athletes starting with our club. 

Trevor has been involved with VQ Development Programs for a majority of his coaching career  and now serves to better the athletes at Easts Volleyball.

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2021 Coaching Team

Easts Premier Programs (PVL/JPVL)

Ably assisting our head of programs are our team coaches who look after individual teams during both trainings and games. These coaches are often your first port of call when you have a question and the coaches you'll see the most during your time at Easts Volleyball.

You'll find that most of the coaches also are involved in Easts as players for the club, don't be afraid to come say hi to them if you see them on court!

TREVOR HUNTER

DIVISION 1 WOMEN  -  Easts

In addition to being the President of Easts, you'll see Trevor looking after the Easts Womens Program as its Head Coach. Over his 20+ years of coaching, he has been developing our aspiring athletes to reach great heights, and continues to do so again in 2021.

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Head Coach - QLD U23W Maroon (AJVC)

Head Coach - Cannon Hill Anglican College

Coach - D1W Easts (PVL 2020)

Coach - VQ Development Camps

PETER WORTHY

DIVISION 2 WOMEN  -  Easts

Pete has been involved with the development of Easts athletes since the start of the club itself. Coaching numerous teams to success over the years at both a Club and State level. He returns again to guide our aspiring athletes to be their best.

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Ast. Coach - QLD U23W Maroon (AJVC)

Coach - D2W Easts (PVL)

Coach - VQ Development Camps

Coach - Cannon Hill Anglican College

SAM PITTORINO

JUNIOR MENS PROGRAM - Squad Coach

Sam comes with experience as a player from the QLD State Program and an Australian representative for the VA Junior Development Program. He shares his knoweldge and experience with our newest and youngest athletes at JDS and JPVL.

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Representative - Junior Mens Dev Program

Coach - U17B Easts Orange (JPVL)

Coach - VQ Development Camps

Coach - Cannon Hill Anglican College

EGOR KALININ

JUNIOR MENS PROGRAM - Squad Coach

Helping out the Junior Mens, Egor is the newest member to the Easts coaching lineup from UQ Volleyball Club. Egor has coached at numerous schools including Brisbane Grammar and Villanova College as well as being the assistant coach to the VQ U15 Maroon Team.

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Ast. Coach - QLD U15B Maroon (AJVC)

Ast. Coach - U17B Squad (JPVL)

Coach - VQ Development Camps

Coach - Villanova College (AIC)

ALEC BARROW

UNDER 17 GIRLS  -  Easts Black

Alec is no stranger to State representation, leading numerous teams to success at AJVC. He returns again, after leading our U17 Girls Easts Black team to Gold, to help develop and guide our athletes.

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Ast. Coach - QLD U18G Maroon (AJVC)

Coach - U17G Easts Black (JPVL)

Coach - VQ Development Camps

TODD KROPP

DIVISION 2 MENS  -  Easts

A veteran of Easts Volleyball, Todd again reprises his role of Coaching Director for Easts. With over 10 years of coaching experience as a National, State, and Local coach, Todd comes ready to help our athlete tackle any challenge that may come in their way to representation.

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Head Coach - AUS Green (AUS Youth)

Head Coach - QLD U17B Silver (AJVC)

Head of Program - Villanova College

Coach - VQ Development Camps

DYLAN MCINTOSH

DIVISION 3 MEN  -  EASTS

We welcome the return of Dylan McIntosh as he returns to the Easts Volleyball coaching team. Dylan comes from a long background of representative volleyball and coaching and looks forward to working with the Easts Senior Mens Program

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Coach - VQ Development Camps

Coach - Iona College

Representative - QLD State Teams (AJVC)

Representative - QLD Pirates Reserve (AVL)

GRACE WEI

UNDER 19 BOYS  -  Easts

Like many of our coaches here at Easts, Grace coaches several schools locally in Brisbane including Somerville, All Hallows and Villanova College. She has been involved at VQ's Pirates Camps and is excited to help develop the U19s team.

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Ast. Coach - PW Aces (PVL)

Coach - U19B Easts Orange (JPVL)

Coach - Villanova College

Coach - Somerville House

KEALAN DUNNETT

JUNIOR MENS PROGRAM - Squad Coach

Kealan comes with experience from coaching at Villanova College. As head coach for the Y9s this year and a program leader for Villanova's Junior Development Program, Kealan's skill set is heavily suited to developing athletes. 

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Ast. Coach - U15B Squad (JPVL)

Coach - Villanova College

DANA DROUGHT

UNDER 17 GIRLS  -  Easts Orange

As the former sports captain at Cannon Hill Anglican College, Dana has been involved with sport and coaching from a very young age. She comes on board the Womens Program ready to help our athletes grow to be their very best.

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Coach - U17G Easts Orange (JPVL)

Coach - Cannon Hill Anglican College

NATHAN DANG

DIVISION 2 MEN - Easts  /  UNDER 15 BOYS - Easts

Nathan (Dangy) comes with experience as coach of the AJVC U14 White team, Easts undefeated U17 Black team, and several VQ Development Camps. Returning again in 2021, Nathan hopes to help our athletes at Easts improve their skills and achieve their goals.

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Head Coach - QLD U14B White (AJVC)

Coach - U17B Easts Black (JPVL)

Coach - VQ Development Camps

Coach - Villanova College (AIC)

LAUREN WANN

UNDER 19 BOYS PREMIER - Easts

We're excited for the return of Lauren Wann as she returns from Volleyball Australia to the Easts Junior Mens Program. With experience from her years as a QLD State Team Coach and VA High Performance Coordinator, Lauren comes prepared to lead our Juniors to the next level.

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

VA High Performance Pathways Coordinator

Coach - VA Development Camps

Ast. Coach - QLD U17B Maroons (AJVC)

Coach - U16B Easts (JPVL)

BEN GARTSIDE

UNDER 17 BOYS  -  Easts

Ben comes with experience from coaching junior volleyball at Cannon Hill Anglican College at AVSC 2019, coaching our JDS Program, and most recently, helping our U15 Easts Black team achieve a Gold Medal.

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Coach - U15B Easts Black (JPVL)

Coach - Cannon Hill Anglican College

DARCY JACKSON

JUNIOR MENS PROGRAM - Squad Coach

Darcy is one of our youngest coaches, but despite his age, he brings in-depth experience to the coaching team this year. From St Laurence's College and Easts JDS, Darcy is excited to help the Junior Mens  reach their full potential.

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Representative - QLD State Teams (AJVC)

Ast. Coach - U17B Squad (JPVL)

Coach - VQ Development Camps

Ast. Coach - St Laurence's College

CRISTINA DRAGUCEANU

UNDER 15 GIRLS  -  Easts Black

Christina has been a long time coach at Easts and is a valued member of the coaching team. She has experience coaching numerous VQ Development Programs as well as being coach to the U14 Girls State Program in 2019.

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Ast. Coach - U14G White (AJVC)

Coach - QAS Emerging Talent Squad

 
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2021 Coaching Team

Junior Development Squad

Developing our newest members of Easts are the coaches of the Junior Development Squad. They are often also athletes from our Premier Program wanting to give back to the club.

TREVOR HUNTER

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - Coordinator

Trevor returns again to lead our Junior Development Program at CHAC in 2021. This year, Trevor will be mentoring our JDS coaches so that we can provide the highest coaching quality for the youngest athletes. Whether you're new to the sport, or improving your skills, Trev will have you sorted.

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Mentor Coach - Easts JDS Program

Head Coach - Cannon Hill Anglican College

Coach - D1W Easts (PVL 2020)

Coach - VQ Development Camps

CALLUM MCGARVEY

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - Coach

Another new addition, we welcome Callum McGarvey from Villanova College to our coaching lineup at JDS. Callum is one of the defensive specialists on the Villanova FirstsVI team and will be sure to help you improve your passing and defence at JDS.

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Athlete - Villanova College (Firsts VI)

Ast. Coach - VQ Development Camps

NATHAN DANG

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - Head Coach

Nathan (Dangy), one of the PVL program coaches, returns to the Junior Development Program as its new Head Coach for 2021. With experience from our representative programs, he offers his knowledge to the newest of athletes on their journey to represent the club and possibly even state!

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Head Coach - QLD U14B White (AJVC)

Coach - U17B Easts Black (JPVL)

Coach - VQ Development Camps

Coach - Villanova College (AIC)

VICTORIA ANDERSON-BOND

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - Coach

Starting her playing carrer from this very own JDS program, Victoria returns to give back to the program where it all began for her. With skills and knowledge from the JPVL Program, she comes ready with her experience to share to our newest athletes.

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Athlete - Easts JPVL Program

Athlete - Cannon Hill Anglican College

JOSEPH MAHONEY

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - Coach

The newest coach to the JDS lineup, Joe  has a long history of being involved in volleyball, especially at Villanova College. Having been a part of the Firsts VI team in 2020 and 2019, and now coaching the Year 8s / assisting the Firsts VI Squad, Joe comes ready to teach our youngest athletes new skills.

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Coach - Villanova College (Year 8)

Ast. Coach - Villanova College (Firsts VI)

Athlete - Villanova College

GRIFFIN VANN-WILDMAN

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - Coach

Griffin also started his playing career at Easts' JDS Program and returns to help grow the program. As an athlete from the Silver medalist Easts U19B team, Griffin brings his skill sets to help our junior boys develop the skills required to represent Easts at JPVL.

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Athlete - Easts JPVL Program

Athlete - Cannon Hill Anglican College

 

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