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2022 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 2022, 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 2022.

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Program Head Coaches

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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.

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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.

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!

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ROSS SYMONDS

PREMIER MEN  -  Easts

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Coach - Australian Indoor Team

Coach - QLD U17B White (AJVC)

Head Coach - QAS Volleyball

Ast. Coach - QLD Mens Pirates

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KRISTEN JANSEN

PREMIER WOMEN  -  Easts

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Head Coach - QSV19 (Singapore Tour)

Head Coah - MetWest/Darling Downs (QSS)

Head Coach - Stretton College

Coach - VQ Development Camps

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ALEC BARROW

DIVISION 2 WOMEN - Easts

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Ast. Coach - QLD U18G Maroon (AJVC)

Coach - U17G Easts Black (JPVL)

Coach - VQ Development Camps

Coach - Redeemer Lutheran College

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KIRSTY KEAY

UNDER 17 BOYS - Easts

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Head Coach - QLD U15G Maroon (AYVC)

Assistant Coach - QLD U17G Maroon (AJVC)

Coach - Met North Open Girls (QSV)

Coach - VQ Development Camps

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KRISTAN CONLON

UNDER 17 GIRLS - Easts Orange

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Coach - Redeemer Lutheran College

Representative - QLD Pirates (AVL)

Representative - Melbourne Uni (AVL)

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NATHAN DANG

DIVISION 1 MEN / PREMIER JNR MEN  -  Easts

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Head Coach - QLD U14B White (AJVC)

Coach - QLD U16B Beach Teams (AYBVC)

Coach - VQ Development Camps

Coach - Villanova College (AIC)

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LINDA RIBINSKY

DIVISION 3 MEN -  Easts Orange

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Coach - QLD U23 Women (AJVC)

Coach - Iona College

Ast. Coach - QLD Pirates (AVL D2)

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JAMIE ROBINSON

DIVISION 3 MEN - Easts

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Coach - U15B Easts Black (JPVL)

Coach - Cannon Hill Anglican College

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LINDA RIBINSKY

DIVISION 4 MEN - Easts Black

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Ast. Coach - QLD U19B White (AJVC)

Ast. Coach - QLD Pirates (AVC Club Champs)

Ast. Coach - PW BVC Bears (PVL)

Coach - Moreton Bay College

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TREVOR HUNTER

UNDER 15 GIRLS  -  Easts Black

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Head Coach - QLD U23W Maroon (AJVC)

Head Coach - Cannon Hill Anglican College

Coach - D1W Easts (PVL 2020)

Coach - VQ Development Camps

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KIRSTY KEAY

DIVISION 2 MEN - Easts

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Head Coach - QLD U14B White (AJVC)

Coach - QLD U16B Beach Teams (AYBVC)

Coach - VQ Development Camps

Coach - Villanova College (AIC)

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TODD KROPP

DIVISION 2 MEN - Easts

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Coach - VQ Development Camps

Coach - Iona College

Representative - QLD State Teams (AJVC)

Representative - QLD Pirates Reserve (AVL)

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GRACE WEI

UNDER 17 BOYS - Easts

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Ast. Coach - PW Aces (PVL)

Coach - U19B Easts Orange (JPVL)

Coach - Villanova College

Coach - Somerville House

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SAM PITTORINO

UNDER 15 BOYS - Easts

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Representative - VA Junior Mens Dev Program

Coach - U17B Easts Orange (JPVL)

Coach - VQ Development Camps

Coach - Cannon Hill Anglican College

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PETER WORTHY

UNDER 15 GIRLS  -  Easts Orange

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Ast. Coach - QLD U23W Maroon (AJVC)

Coach - D2W Easts (PVL)

Coach - VQ Development Camps

Coach - Cannon Hill Anglican College

 
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2021 Coaching Team

Junior Development Program

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

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NATHAN DANG

JUNIOR PROGRAMS - Coordinator

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)

Ast. Coach - QLD U14B Squad (NYBVC)

Coach - VQ Development Camps

Coach - Villanova College (AIC)

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TREVOR HUNTER

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - Mentor Coach

Trevor returns again to lead our Junior Development Program at CHAC in 2021. This year, Trevor will be mentoring our JDP 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

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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)

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SAM PITTORINO

JUNIOR PROGRAMS - Head 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 - VA Junior Mens Dev Program

Coach - U17B Easts Orange (JPVL)

Coach - VQ Development Camps

Coach - Cannon Hill Anglican College

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LINDA RIBINSKY

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - Coach

Linda returns from multiple tours as QLD State Teams coach and recently, Assistant Coach of the QLD Pirates during the Asian Club Championships in Taipei. As the first woman in Australia to earn her FIVB Beach Referee Badge, Linda comes with experience in both reffing and coaching!

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Ast. Coach - QLD U19B White (AJVC)

Ast. Coach - QLD Pirates (AVC Club Champs)

Ast. Coach - PW BVC Bears (PVL)

Coach - Moreton Bay College

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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

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DARCY JACKSON

JUNIOR TRAINING PROGRAM - Coordinator

Darcy is one of our youngest coaches, but despite his age he brings in-depth experience to the coaching team this year. From Easts JDS Squad, Darcy is excited to help our Junior Development athletes reach their full potential.

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Representative - QLD State Teams (AJVC)

Ast. Coach - U17/U15 Squad (JPVL)

Coach - VQ Development Camps

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EGOR KALININ

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - Coach

Egor has coached at numerous schools such as Brisbane Grammar, Villanova College, and St Peters Lutheran College. Egor is also involved in both the State Indoor and Beach teams as assistants to the U15 Boys Maroon, and U16 Beach Squads.

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Ast. Coach - QLD U15B Maroon (AJVC)

Ast. Coach - QLD U16B Squad (NYBVC)

Coach - VQ Development Camps

Coach - Villanova College / BGGS / BGS

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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

Coach - Cannon Hill Anglican College