Two professional players turned national team coaches

The turnaround time for these two additions were quick. They agreed to be part of the project and were interviewed within only a couple of days. Lots of international and professional coaching experience.

Stelio DeRocco (Canada)
Coached the national team of Australia during the 2000 Olympic cycle, and then with his home Canadian national team where he won a NORCECA championship and coached in the 2003 World Cup. Coached several professional teams in the top divisions of Italy and Romania. Member of the Canadian Government Coaching Implementation Group from 2003 to 2004. As a player was a professional in Europe and a member of the Canadian national team.

Vital Heynen (Belgium)
Also a former international and professional player, Vital is perhaps best known internationally for leading the German men’s national team to the bronze medal in the 2014 World Championships. As a professional coach, however, he has also won four league titles, five Cups, and four Super Cups along with two CEV Cup medals in is native Belgium, and was twice named coach of the year. He has also coached teams in Poland and Turkey.

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