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Toronto, Ontario: ONE Volleyball is excited to bring a little madness to the 2017 Premier League with the addition of the Madawaska MadMen - owned by father and son duo Howie and Cole Grossinger.
“Madawaska Volleyball Camp is thrilled to be a part of the inaugural season of ONE Volleyball’s Premier League. Madawaska Volleyball Camp has been a successful and long-standing contributor in helping young people develop their skills and passion for our great sport. It feels only natural to be a part of something that can show young athletes where their hard work can lead. We are excited for the Madawaska community to get to know the "MADMEN" and support them on their path to success in the Premier League,” says owner Howie Grossinger.
Howie Grossinger has been the co-owner of Madawaska Volleyball Camp for the last 13 years. He was the 2016 OVA Male Coach of the Year and just completed 11 years of club coaching by capturing an 18U Boys National Bronze medal with the Lakeside Volleyball Club in Oakville.
Cole Grossinger, son to Howie, is completing his degree at Western where he attends the Ivey Business School. Cole played Club for many years and is a former member of the Western Mustangs men's varsity team.
The MadMen are being led by two outstanding CIS coaches, both with success coaching careers and incredible leadership. “We are excited that York Lions Head Coach Mike Wahbi and UofT Varsity Blues Head Coach John Barrett will lead the MADMEN. Mike and John's skills as coaches and leaders are perfect to help our athletes achieve success this summer," Grossinger adds.
John Barrett is one of the most well respected coaches in the country, currently serving as the Head Coach of the University of Toronto Varsity Blues Men's Volleyball Program. John competed at the 1984 Olympic Games and the 1983 Pan Am Games, as well as the 1990 World Championships. John brings 14 seasons of professional volleyball experience from Europe, where he made history as the first volleyball player in the world to exclusively employ the spike serve in every match. John is ecstatic to be part of ONE Volleyball, where the promotion of this sport is at the forefront.
Michael Wahbi has been coaching in the OUA for 11 years. He currently serves as the Head Coach of the York University Lions Men's Volleyball Program and the Director of Waves Volleyball Club. This past season (2016-17) Michael was recognized as the OUA Coach of the Year. Michael is very excited to be part of ONE Volleyball, stating this as an opportunity for our high performance athletes to continue refining their craft and passion for our sport.
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. All Premier League matches will be live-streamed by Volleyball Source.