John Pham

Head Coach

Age: 25
Years of Coaching Experience: 7 years, 1st year OVA
Years of Playing Experience: 11
Position Specialized: Setter
Positions Played: Setter/Libero/Leftside
High School Team: Rick Hansen Storm
Club Team: SVC (Storm Volleyball Club)
College/University Team:  Sheridan Bruins/Durham Lords
Team Achievements:
  • 2-Time Tier 1 ROPSSAA Finalists
  • 2-Time Tier 1 ROPSSAA Champions
  • 3-Time AAAA OFSSA Participant
  • 1-Time AAAA OFSSA Bronze Medalist
  • 2009 City Of Mississauga High School Team of the Year
  • 5-Time OVA Medalist (2 Bronze, 2 Silver, 1 Gold)
  • 3-Time OVA Provincial Medalist (3 Bronze)
  • 2015 NACVIT Silver Medalist
  • 1 time OCAA Provincial Championships Silver medalist – Durham College
Individual Awards:
  • High School MVP Athlete (4)
  • Mississauga athlete 2009
  • Highest Male GPA Durham College
  • Volleyball MVP Durham College
  • Highest Volleyball GPA Durham College
  • Captain of Sheridan Men’s Varsity Bruins
Favourite Professional Athlete: Lebron James
Walk up song for the Toronto Blue Jays: Body Like a Backroad – Sam Hunt
Favourite Food: Pizza
 Play Volleyball with: Leonal Marshall (50 Inch vertical)


Pham is one of the biggest acquisitions for EVP this year. Very well known in the GTA volleyball community as an elite level setter, Pham has decided to move forward with his career into coaching. Although it will be no easy task, Pham is taking on a head coaching position for the club right away, given his years of experience at every level of the game. Known for his standout defensive abilities, ability to run an elite level offense and leadership on the court, Pham will be looking to lead a young 13u boys program and compete in the OVA for the first time as a coach. Pham is no stranger to competition, having won medals at OFSSA and ROPSSAA during his time at Rick Hansen Storm alongside EVP Head Coach Robbie Bodanis. Pham recently led his Durham team to their highest place finish at the OCAA Provincial Championships, where they upset the #1 nationally ranked team, the Fanshawe Falcons in the semi finals.

Pham expects to help his team fall in love with the sport, as he cites volleyball to be a very difficult sport to play, and just as difficult to love. However, love for the game translates into passion, and passion becomes time dedicated towards growth. Pham also shares his reason for coaching, mainly being that it was time for him to pass on all that he has learned towards the next generation.