jos nederveen

Level III coach, Coach Jos Nederveen began his club coaching career in 1981. Since then, his OVA experience includes various clubs and co-founding the Mountain Volleyball Club. During his club tenure Coach Jos has coached numerous teams to Division I medal performances at both the provincial and national competition.Throughout his thirty five high school coaching career, he has been an integral part of the development of male and female volleyball athletes from within the Hamilton and Golden Horseshoe region. In 2012, Coach Nederveen captured his twentieth high school championship.

Involved in Ontario Volleyball Association administration,Coach Jos spent ten years as the Athlete Development Chair and then retired after ten years on the OVA Board. In 2018, he was recognized by the volleyball community and was inducted into the OVA Hall of Fame, a co-recipient tin the Builder Category

Coach Jos has recently directed his attention to developing a coaching program for young volleyball athletes. The Mountain Volleyball Club Coaching Certification Program or MVCCP is modelled after the NCCP modules of Theory, Technical and woven them into a coaching program that includes progressions for athletes from 13 to 18u. A qualified Coach Developer in both Volleyball and Competition A and B, Jos has offered coaching certification clinics for these same aspiring coaches. Currently, he is acting as a mentor coach for a number of MVCCP coaches who qualified for the Coaches Association of Ontario’s program Changing the Game Changing the Conversation; a provincial wide program aimed at supporting women in coaching roles. Many of these coaches are currently involved in the MVP program.

Photo by Mike Hall

Photo by Mike Hall

nancy castura

A native of Hamilton, Nancy began her sport administrative career in 1980 with a student placement opportunity at the Ontario Volleyball Association. In 1981, she was hired as the OVA Program Coordinator and then as an Executive Director of an amateur sport office at the Ontario Sports Centre in 1985.After graduating from teachers' college, Nancy immersed herself in the administration, promotion and development of volleyball programs at the high school, club, and recreational level.

For over 40 years, Nancy has been promoting volleyball in Hamilton including as a volunteer with the Mountain Athletic Club (MAC) as the club media relations contact and as a club executive and public relations/media officer for the Mountain Volleyball Club (MVC).

Nancy's outstanding volunteer efforts in the development of volleyball have included promoting the success of club teams, their individual coaches, and players, as well as the developmental programs that MVC and the MVP Programs have initiated. She attends programs, taking pictures and promoting young aspiring athletes to the local media. Nancy has been an indispensable part of MVC as the tournament host of as many as ten tournaments per year.

She is the recipient of the OVA Recognition Award and the 2016 co-winner of the Paul and Shelley Brownstein Builder Award with Jos Nederveen, for their lifetime dedication to building the sport of volleyball in Hamilton. In 2017, she and Jos Nederveen were inducted into the OVA Hall of Fame as Builders. Inductees exemplify the best in the history of the sport in our province and induction is considered the highest honour the Association can bestow upon a member

Photo by Mike Hall

Photo by Mike Hall

meagan nederveen

As a volleyball club athlete. Meagan played for 7 years, and was voted by her teammates for the OVA Award of Excellence 6 times. In her 18u season, she was the recipient of the OVA’s Evelyn Hollick Award and was named to the 2008 Provincial Team.

 At the varsity level, she played on the McMaster Marauders Women’s team for five years, contributing to two OUA silver medals (2009 and 2010).  In the 2011-2012, Meagan was named OUA Libero of the Year recording 295 digs and the same year was awarded the McMaster Dr. Edna Guest Award. The following season she was the recipient of the OUA Award of Merit and the prestigious CIS Therese Quigley Award. In her final two seasons as captain, (2012, 2013), Meagan was named both the McMaster Women’s Volleyball Therese Quigley Player of the Year and the McMaster Women’s Volleyball MVP.

Most recently, Meagan was selected as a Mentor Coach for the Coaching Association of Ontario’s radical new initiative “Changing the Game, Changing the Conversation” that aims to address the systemic root cause of the gender participation gap and the lack of women coaching in sport. She is currently mentoring 8 female coaches through their NCCP certification in conjunction with the MVCCP Coaching Program.  As a co-coordinator for MVP Non for Profit Meagan is committed to long term athlete development. She also is head coach of VolleyTotz.