In just a short amount of time, Christine Biggs’ coaching resume has exploded.
The Edmonton, Alberta, native became an assistant coach with the University of Alberta Pandas in 2015, the same year that she was brought on as an assistant for Volleyball Canada’s national women’s sitting volleyball team - all of this on top of coaching at the provincial and club level.
In 2018, Biggs joined the University of New Brunswick Reds as the head coach of the women’s team. The program was coming off of a 0-20 record in 2017-18 and with the new coach at the helm, they improved to a 12-7 record and an Atlantic University Sport final appearance. She was named the AUS Coach of the Year for her efforts, although Biggs will be the first to say that it was a team effort. The coach has since moved to the University of Calgary Dinos, where she’s set to hit the court in the fall of 2021.
Still with the women’s sitting volleyball team, Biggs is a part of an all-female staff that has helped the team qualify for both the 2016 and 2021 Paralympics.
Volleyball Canada recently had a chance to talk with Biggs about her coaching career and some thoughts on coaching in the sport.