From player to coach, Natasha Spaling has transitioned very well to the next stage of her volleyball career.
As a member of the Waterloo Warriors, Spaling worked her way up to captain of the team, a position she held for two seasons. In 2014-15, she was named an Ontario University Athletics All-Star. From there, she moved on to complete her Masters of Coaching at the University of Alberta, where she joined the Pandas’ staff as an assistant coach.
In that role, Spaling helped the team to two U SPORTS silver medals and a Canada West conference championship. In 2018-19, she was the head coach for Niagara College, earning a silver medal in the Ontario Collegiate Athletic Association. After that year, she was brought on to the Queen’s University women’s volleyball team as an assistant coach.
Volleyball Canada recently had a chance to talk with Spaling about her coaching career and some thoughts on coaching in the sport.