Nicole Ban, the head coach of Canada’s national women’s sitting volleyball team, played for Edmonton’s MacEwan University women's volleyball team from 2005-2007.
After playing with the Griffins, Ban moved from college to the university level where she played for Brandon University. Ban always dreamt of playing professional volleyball and was able to fulfill that goal, playing in Norway on Team Oslo Volley. Since then she has come to realize that while she loves playing the game, her true passion is to share her knowledge and experiences as a coach.
Ban made a successful debut at the helm of the women’s national sitting volleyball team in 2015 as Canada won the bronze medal at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games to qualify for the 2016 Paralympics Games.
The Canadian women’s sitting volleyball team will make history in Rio as the first Canadian team (men’s or women’s) to compete in sitting volleyball at a Paralympic Games. Women’s sitting volleyball has been contested at the Paralympic Games since 2004.
2015 Parapan American Games…coached the first Canadian sitting volleyball team to qualify for a Paralympic Games.
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS (AS COACH)
2015 Parapan American Games 3rd