FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2017
Toronto, Ontario: ONE Volleyball is excited to bring you the latest owner of a women’s team in the 2017 Premier League - the Scarborough Titans Volleyball Club.
“The Scarborough Titans Volleyball Club is excited to get involved in this amazing new initiative for Volleyball in Canada. We believe this will be a fantastic opportunity for our club to learn from elite level athletes. Through the ownership of a ONE Volleyball Premier League Women’s team, the Scarborough Titans Volleyball Club looks to continue their trend of leading the way for Volleyball in Canada,” Club President Blair Mackintosh commented.
“Welcoming our new pro-am women’s team into our family will undoubtedly help grow volleyball in Scarborough, and we look forward to having such an impressive collection of athletes and coaches around our members.”
The Titans have secured Head Coach Dana Cook and Assistant Coach Mandi Doris to lead their team through the inaugural season. Dana Cooke’s experience and mentorship will add tremendous value to this club. She is both an Athletic Hall of Fame inductee at Michigan State University and brings over 20 years of coaching experience to the table.
“I’m a huge advocate for female leaders and coaches in sport, especially as it relates to female athletes and teams,” she says. “The ability to make an impact on a female athlete by being an example myself, is unmatched as a female coach. I'm proud to boast that we are the only entirely female coaching staff in the league and know that both Mandi and myself are beyond excited to work with our Scarborough Titans team,” she says.
“The opportunity created by ONE Volleyball for elite athletes to supplement experience within their current professional careers and to extend careers is amazing. This will bring more needed exposure for our sport and create some great role models for the club and youth community to look up to. I wish this was around 20 years ago!”
Joining her is Mandi Doris, a member of the Humber College women’s volleyball coaching squad. Doris has been coaching in the OCAA for 6 years, and still holds the OCAA record for most blocks in a single season. “I am super excited to be a part of this ground breaking opportunity. ONE Volleyball’s Premier League has great potential for the future and I can see this as a stepping-stone for the development of a high level volleyball program in our community,” she says.
“For those athletes who often ask ,’What do I do after post-secondary?’ Here is the answer! I look forward to a great season!” Says Doris.
About: The Premier League is comprised of four men’s and four women’s elite teams that compete in a league over the course of 2 months, with a final championship at the end. Tickets go on sale May 23rd, visit www.onevolleyball.org for more information.
For more information on Scarborough Titans, visit www.scarboroughtitans.ca