“Continue to ask questions and be proactive in finding ways you can improve yourself.”
When Shanice Marcelle is not on the beach representing Canada, she is behind the bench for the York University Lions as an assistant coach.
Marcelle is well-known for her impressive university playing days and time with the Canadian national teams, both on the beach and on the court. She was a star in university volleyball, helping the University of British Columbia’s Thunderbirds to five-straight National Championships while winning two U SPORTS Player of the Year awards, a National Championship MVP, and the Lieutenant Governor Athletic Award as the 2013 Female Athlete of the Year (across all sports) in the process.
She joined the Canadian senior national volleyball team in 2011 while playing professionally in Germany. In 2014, she helped her professional team to a league championship and represented Canada at the FIVB World Championship. She remains on the beach volleyball national team and joined the Lions staff as an assistant coach in 2018.
Volleyball Canada recently had a chance to talk with Marcelle about her coaching career and some general thoughts on coaching in the sport.