Sandra Lamb and Mount Royal University volleyball are synonymous at this point.
Lamb has been with the Mount Royal Cougars since 1993, back when she was a player for the university. After finishing up her playing career in 1997-98, she joined the men’s team as an assistant coach in 1998-99. Halfway through the campaign, she switched to the women’s team to take over as head coach.
She’s won national titles with club teams at the 15U, 16U, 17U, and 18U levels, she won a Canada Games gold medal with Team Alberta in 2013, she’s been recognized as the CCAA and ACAC Coach of the Year (both in 2004), and in 2011, she was awarded the CCAA Coaching Excellence Award. She’s led the Cougars to six CCAA medals, highlighted by a National Championship in 2011.
Volleyball Canada recently had a chance to talk with Lamb about her coaching career and some thoughts on coaching in the sport.