Head Coach: Alain Arseneau

Coach Alain Arseneau

Men's Volleyball Coach Alain Arseneau enters into his 1st official year at the helm of the Men's Varsity Volleyball program. Alain's background is he started playing volleyball at 6 years old, and has enjoyed the sport ever since.  He attend Laurentian University where he started out as an undersized middle player who found a niche in playing left-side where he would become a three-time OUA All-Star.

After his five years at Laurentian, three of which as team captain, Alain coached at the University of Toronto and in his two years with the team as an assistant, he would help the team to its last two OUA Championship titles since. Currently and for the last 13 years, he has been the head coach of the St. Michael’s College School Boy's Varsity Volleyball program where they have won 9 CISAA championships, made 8 OFSAA appearances and have won two OFSAA 'AAAA' Championships.  Alain played indoor volleyball for over 20 years and beach volleyball for 17 years.  With this acquired experience, the new head coach looks forward to the challenges that come with starting and sustaining a successful varsity program in the OCAA.

Email: Arseneaual@yahoo.ca

Assistant Coach: Chichky Hua

Mens Volleyball Assistant Coach Chichky Hua

Men’s volleyball assistant coach Chichky Hua joins the Colts for a 2nd year stint. Chichky played club volleyball at Toronto West VC before joining the University of Toronto men’s volleyball program (2006-2009). Presently, he plays for the Toronto Connex Volleyball Club who competes in the annual North American Chinese Invitational Volleyball Tournament.

Chichky has recently transitioned into coaching as a way to give back to the sport and help with athlete development. Currently, Chichky is a co-technical director and head coach of REACH Volleyball Club, where they have had much success. REACH Synergy has consistently been a premier-ranked team, most recently earning silver at U15 Nationals in 2014 and finishing 4th at U16 Provincials in 2015. As a high school teacher within the TDSB, he has also coached several teams to North Region Championships and City Championships. Chichky looks forward to contributing to an already decorated coaching staff as they compete in the OCAA.

Assistant Coach: Dave Egan

Dave has a been involved in the top levels of volleyball for the past 17 years, including 11 years internationally. As a player he has toured Europe and played with and against players from over 30 different countries.  He was a professional  player  and coach in Sweden  as well as played in Portugal. 

Dave has his Bachelor of Science, Health and Physical Education from George Mason University  where he was a two time First Team All Conference Setter, a three year Team Captain and is the schools' All Time Record holder in Assists in a season, Assists per set and Career Assists. Mr Egan is a a Member of the Ontario College of Teachers  currently teaching in the TCDSB. 

Coordinator: John Child

Coach John Child

John Child has been named as the coordinator of the college’s newly restored men’s and women’s volleyball programs. It’s a fitting homecoming for Child, who played varsity volleyball at Centennial’s DEL Gym while studying business administration, honing his skills for what would become his Olympic victory just five years after graduating in 1991. Under the direction of varsity coach Janus Packoski, Child would learn the techniques and discipline of a winning team member. The Centennial Colts volleyball team beat out 29 other colleges to win the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Championships in 1988. During his formative college years, Child would distinguish himself by winning Centennial’s Male Athlete of the Year award twice.

After graduation, Child traded his gym gear for business attire and put his 4.0 GPA to good use managing his father’s car rental business. Despite the long hours at work and his dedication to raising a young family, Child couldn’t shake his interest in volleyball. He would become an eight-time Canadian National champion and three-time Olympian in beach volleyball, capping his sports career with a bronze medal win at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, along with team mate Mark Heese. The winning duo would go on to grace boxes of Kellogg’s Corn Pops cereal – an awe-inspiring honour for Canadian Olympians!

In addition to 15 years of professional beach volleyball, John has played indoor volleyball for many years. Child transitioned from being a celebrated player to an outstanding coach who has garnered experience mentoring everyone from young beginners to aspiring Olympians. Child was the head coach of the Havergal College volleyball program, and more recently established a new volleyball club in Leaside, which he oversees as technical director. This fall, he returns to Centennial to coach a fresh squad of college players.