Vice President/Technical Director
|Years of Coaching Experience:||12(Development Programs), 7 (OVA)|
|Years of Playing Experience:||11|
|Position Specialized:||Middle/ Rightside|
|High School Team:||Mississauga Lions|
|Club Team:||Pakmen Volleyball Club|
|College/University Team:||Humber Hawks|
|Favourite Professional Athlete:||Kobe Bryant|
|Walk up song for the Toronto Blue Jays:||All The Way Up – Fat Joe feat. Remy Ma|
|Play Volleyball with:||Phil Dalhausser|
Shayne Palmer, Vice President of EVP is an elite player and coach very well known within the OVA circuit. Palmer, having played volleyball since the second year of Pakmen Volleyball’s inception, has been through the sport at every level through his career. Palmer brought his winning pedigree and elite mentality to EVP where he is currently Vice President and very often a “fan favourite” among the youth in the program. Known for his light hearted humour and positive personality off the court, and deadly “Mamba Mentality” compete level, Palmer is an absolute force to be reckoned with when it comes to competition. Palmer was also an integral part of kick starting the boys program, and was able to help EVP grow from 1 team to 13 over the last 5 years.
Palmer expects his athletes to continue to work hard and get better this year. After last year’s record breaking success, Palmer is looking to build upon the taste of victory and massive leaps of improvement from all of his teams. Despite the fact, Palmer stresses that winning and losing doesn’t matter, as long as the athletes have grown and matured during their time under his tutelage. He cites the reason for coaching to be the dream of watching volleyball grow after he can no longer dedicate his body towards playing. Palmer, a basketball player turned volleyball player, wants to leave the sport in better shape than he found it.