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April 30, 2010

Camosun College is pleased to announce that Chris Dahl has accepted the position of head coach of the Chargers women’s volleyball program.

Chris Dahl, new head coach of the Chargers women's volleyball program.Dahl is currently the Volleyball BC Regional Coach for Vancouver Island, Northern BC and the Team BC NTCC 18U women’s assistant coach. He joins Camosun after spending two seasons as assistant coach of the VIU Mariners men’s volleyball team where he helped the program to finish with a BCCAA silver medal in 2008 and a bronze in 2009. His experience with the British Columbia Colleges’ Athletic Association includes one year as assistant coach for Camosun’s men’s volleyball team (2006-07) and one year as head coach of the College of New Caledona Kodiaks in 2005-06.

“I’m excited and ready for the challenge,” said the Prince George native who has his sights set on making the Chargers a winning program. “Camosun is in a great position to offer a high quality program for the elite volleyball student athlete. My goal is to start building a program that can challenge for a podium finish within the BCCAA and ultimately a berth at the National Championships. The intention is to showcase student-athletes and all that is possible … we want to excel in what we do both on the court and in all aspects of life.”

A fully certified Level 3 NCCP coach and NCCP Level 1 and 2 Technical Course Conductor, Dahl has been involved in coaching volleyball for 16 years and has worked with a variety of athletes from youth to post-secondary and has coached at the high school, club, provincial team and post-secondary levels.

“We believe Chris will be a great addition to the program for us,” commented Camosun Recreation and Athletics Coordinator Graham Matthews. “He has a solid background in coaching and the desire to change the future of our women’s volleyball program.”

Although the appeal of working in Victoria where he and his wife Amanda have decided to settle with their young daughter Ava was one of the reasons Dahl was attracted to the position, it was the prospect of working with high performance athletes in a high performance environment that really drew Chris’ interest.

“The quality of competition in the CCAA and BCCAA conference at the top levels was a major factor in my decision to apply,” commented Dahl. “The fact that the past three national champions have come from the BCCAA speaks volumes for the league and sets the bar very high right off the bat. This is where I want to be – working with high performance athletes that seek and embrace challenges. It’s what every coach desires.”

Dahl added, “I’m also impressed with Camosun’s innovative academic programming, their reputation for teaching excellence and specific to the student-athlete, the relationship between Chargers Athletics and the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence. The programs and resources available to the Chargers are first-rate.”

Chris’ first task as head coach will be recruiting quality athletes to the program and not surprisingly, interest has already begun.

“My immediate goal as a coach is to ensure that each and every student-athlete in the Camosun women's volleyball program is provided with an excellent post-secondary athletic experience,” stated Dahl. “As for long term, if we can accomplish the initial goal, I see no reason why we shouldn't continue to compete and develop athletes at the highest possible level.”

Coach Dahl may be contacted at caadahl@shaw.ca or 778–977–1822 (cell).

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