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18U Everest Coaches

Our 18U coaches are dedicated to the development of young athletes. Our practises focus on drills that facilitate a fun learning environment combined with progressively difficult skills that further athlete's abilities.
  • 7th year of coaching, 6th as a MVC head coach
  • Team Ontario 18U Canada Games Assistant Coach 2016-2017
  • Team Ontario 16U Assistant Coach 2015
  • 2006-2011 McMaster University Women's Volleyball
  • OUA Gold Medal 2007-08 (and 6th place finish at Nationals)
  • OUA Silver medal 2006-07, 2008-09, 2009-10
  • OUA First Team All-Star 2009-10, 2010-11
  • Dr. Edna Guest Spirit of McMaster Award Winner
  • McMaster Women's Volleyball Most Valuable Player 2009-10, 2010-11
  • McMaster Women's Volleybal Therese Quigley Player of the Year (2010-2011)
  • Two Time CIS Academic All-Canadian (2009, 2011)
  • Nominated as McMaster's Athlete of the Year (2011)
  • Coach of Halton Junior Girls Volleyball Champions 2015 (Nelson High School)
  • Coach of Boys and Girls High School Volleyball teams at various schools
  • Coach of the Year - Halton Public Board 2015

Head Coach: Larissa Byckalo-Puhach

This is his 6th year of coaching at MVC. Dan played volleyball in high school and was named MVP for his junior and senior teams multiple times. He also coaches at the high school level, winning a Halton Catholic Junior Boys Championship in 2018. Along with coaching at the high school and club level, he maintains this website, produces recruitment videos, and evaluates the statistics for the team. 

Assistant Coach: Dan Byckalo

Coached Middle School and High School Boys and Girls Volleyball for several years, 3 Hamilton City Titles and 3 OFSSA appearances with Westdale. Played High School, Varsity (Western) and Hamilton Express Men's A & AA -  Men's Canadian All-Star 1992, Eastern Canadian Champions 1993, OFSSA "A" Volleyball & Basketball Gold Medal 1984. This is his 2nd year coaching with MVC.

Assistant Coach: Doug McKerlie

Played for the McMaster University Women's Volleyball team as a middle blocker from 2012-2017. This is Alicia's second year coaching with MVC

Assistant Coach: Alicia Jack