GATINEAU, Canada, December 3, 2021 - Volleyball
Canadaís new senior menís indoor head coach is
Josephson, the head coach of the Trinity Western
University menís volleyball program since 2007,
will start this new role on April 01, 2022.
ďTo me there is no greater honour and
responsibility than to represent your country,Ē
said Josephson. "We understand that with great
purpose there must be great passion, and we
couldnít have a greater purpose than to build
upon the legacy that (long-time head coach)
Glenn Hoag and his staff has laid down the
previous 10-plus years. Now the torch has been
passed leading up to the Paris 2024 Olympics. We
will prepare and perform with joy and passion
equal to that purpose."
Josephson, who lives with his wife, Jen, and
young family in Langley, B.C., has guided TWU to
five national championship titles, winning in
2011, 2012, 2016, 2017 and 2019, and has
qualified for the U SPORTS championship
tournament 11 times. Josephson has also led the
Spartans to five Canada West championships,
winning in 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2020,
which includes TWUís current run of nine
straight appearances in the conference final.
Josephson holds a Bachelor of Human Kinetics
degree from Trinity Western, and has three times
been named both the Canada West Coach of the
Year and U SPORTS Coach of the Year, in 2011-12,
2013-14 and 2019-20.
While serving as head coach at TWU, Josephson
has developed approximately 30 athletes that
have represented Canada on the international
stage. He has been involved with Team Canada at
all levels of the current development model and
had served as the lead assistant coach for the
Canadian Womenís National Team in 2019.
This year, his TWU team represented Canada at
the NORCECA Menís Pan Am Cup winning a silver
Josephson takes over from Canadian Olympian
Glenn Hoag, who previously announced he would
coach the team until Tokyo 2020. Hoag remains
the head coach of Arkas İzmir, a professional
club in Turkey.
ďI believe it is important to take pause as we
embark on this new era of Team Canada menís
volleyball to honour those that have made this
program something we are all proud of. Glennís
contribution to volleyball in Canada cannot be
overstated. His commitment to excellence and
getting this program to back-to-back Olympic
Games is inspiring,Ē said Josephson.
ďIíd like to thank Volleyball Canada for
entrusting me with the massive responsibility of
leading Team Canada menís volleyball. Iíd also
like to thank Trinity Western University for
giving me my first coaching job and allowing me
to pursue this dream of leading Team Canada.Ē
The menís team, currently ranked 12th in the
world, has qualified for the last two Olympic
Games (finishing fifth and eighth respectively)
and will look toward qualification for Paris
"Iím excited to have Ben at the helm our senior
menís team" said Julien Boucher, Volleyball
Canadaís high performance director (indoor). "He
brings with him the winning tradition he
instilled at Trinity Western University. He is
also very familiar with a lot of our current
athletes. We feel he will move our whole program
forward and bring us success in the next
quadrennial and beyond."
The menís team is based in Gatineau, Quebec.