Introducing 18U Boys Head Coach – Dwayne Cochrane

Dwayne returns to his second season in his new Durham Attack career, after founding the Club with Scott Burrows in 1992.  Dwayne coached the original Durham Attack womens’ team in our inaugural 1992 season.  Dwayne continued to coach ‘Juvenile’ and ‘Junior’ teams, as the OVA called them at that time, all through the 1990’s, and returned to Durham Attack in 2012 after a ten year sabbatical with his young family.

As a player, Dwayne played on the Durham College team from 1990 to 1992, and was an OCAA All-Star both years.  In 1993 he played on Rochester Power, a senior USA Volleyball club team, that won USVBA National Gold and Dwayne was recognized as a 1st Team All American.

Dwayne is a Level 3 referee, ref’ing games right up to International level play.  His desire to give back to the volleyball community that gave him a valuable experience both on and off the court is evident in everything that he does, from refereeing to coaching.

As a coach Dwayne returns to us after coaching a very successful 17/18U boys team last season.  This year’s 18U team combining 17U and 18U elements from last season, is poised for success.  Dwayne is Level 1 certified, and since returning a year ago is halfway through his Level 2 certification.

In Dwayne’s words “I coach because I want to be involved… I was very fortunate to have many dedicated coaches and players that have inspired me.  I strive to pass on my knowledge and experience, helping others to recognize and achieve their goals both on and off the court’.

Which is exactly our goal for our 18U boys as we prepare them for the next level, at college/university and their academic and athletic lives after club volleyball.

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