There’s a new face on the U SPORTS circuit.
Sean McKay took over the reins for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in 2019-20, becoming the ninth coach in the school’s history. The Sudbury native came from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) Trojans, where he spent three years. He led the team to medals in each season, including a gold in 2018.
The young coach isn’t that far removed from his own playing days, graduating from Western University in 2014 as the captain and setter for the Mustangs. He helped the team to four Ontario University Athletics silver medals and two top-five finishes at the U SPORTS Championships. He was also the assistant coach of the Fanshawe Falcons of the OCAA, before heading overseas to play professionally and continue coaching.
McKay has also spent time with the Volleyball Canada Regional Excellence Program and Volleyball Alberta, including a U17 silver medal at the Canada Cup in 2018.
Volleyball Canada recently had a chance to talk with McKay about his coaching career and some general thoughts on coaching in the sport.