Volleyball

Coaching Staff
Jill Fougner
Neil Robinson
Tanya Scheck
Sarah Hall

Brentwood College School’s standard of excellence exists not only in the classroom, but also on the court. The quality of coaching, competitive nature, and supportive atmosphere cultivate an all-around experience of trust, teamwork, and sportsmanship. We currently feature three junior teams and two senior teams ranging in skill level and competitiveness. This system empowers students who have never touched a ball to have a chance at learning a new sport, and allows experienced players to keep competing and improving, right to the collegiate level.

The setter on the court

Our volleyball programme gives all students a volleyball experience they will never forget, full of healthy competition, extensive coach-to-player interaction, and a great sense of community. The coaching staff is comprised of former national, university, and high school volleyball players with impressive combined coaching knowledge and experience.

The Varsity team has a remarkable record under the 10-year tutelage of Coach Jill Fougner and Assistant Mike Minckler. The team has won an unprecedented seven North Island titles and six consecutive Island Championships gold. The team has also won back-to-back Provincial Championships, two bronze medals and finished in the top 5 provincially six of the last ten years.

Brentwood Varsity Volleyball History

2004 – Island Junior Champions – 8th at Junior Provincials
2005 - North Island and Island Champions – 9th at Provincials
2006 – North Island and Island Champions – 1st at Provincials
2007 – North Island and Island Champions – 1st at Provincials
2008 – North Island and island Champions – 8th at Provincials
2009 – North Island and Island Champions – 5th at Provincials
2010 – North Island and Island Champions – 3rd at Provincials
2011 – North Island Champions – 3rd at Provincials
2012 – Silver at Islands - 12th at Provincials
2013 – Did not qualify for Provincials
2014 – Silver at Islands – 9th at Provincials
2015 – North Island and Island Champions – 9th at Provincials

Volleyball News

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A volleyball player spiking the ball
The team celebrates winning a point
Lauren ready to pass the ball

Jill Fougner

B.A (University of Victoria) Head of Volleyball, Soccer

Born and raised in Victoria, BC, Jill Fougner competed in a wide variety of sports as a child. Her teenage years were divided busily between softball and volleyball. Ms. Fougner was a member of the BC championship teams and was a member of the BC volleyball team for four years. At the age of 18, she was selected to join Canada's national volleyball team; shortly after she re-located to the national training centre in Ottawa, she represented her nation in the 1982 World Volleyball championships in Peru. After playing for the national team, Ms. Fougner competed for the University of Victoria where she was named to the Inter-University Athletic Unions All-Canadian team four times. She was also named best setter at the 1989 national championships. Upon graduating from the University of Victoria with a degree in psychology, Ms. Fougner moved to Australia to play professional beach volleyball. Her retirement from this immodestly clad sport brought her home to Victoria where she led the coaching staff of University of Victoria varsity volleyball programme for seven years. Ms. Fougner joined the Brentwood coaching staff in 2000, and became Assistant Houseparent of Gwynneth House, now Allard, in 2001. She is currently the head of the volleyball programme. Along with her assistant coach, Mike Minckler, Ms. Fougner coached the Brentwood senior girls volleyball team to back-to-back provincial championship titles in 2006 and 2007. She was the assistant coach for Team BC in 2007 which won the gold medal at the Western Canada Games and was named volleyball coach of the year for Vancouver Island (2006-2007). Ms. Fougner and her husband Paul have two children.

Neil Robinson

B.A., B,.Ed., M.A. (Calgary) Head of Social Studies, Global Studies, Volleyball, Golf.

Having grown up in the mountains of eastern British Columbia without much television to speak of, Mr. Robinson is drawn to the great outdoors at every opportunity. After completing high school he ventured to the University of Calgary to complete several degrees including his Master's Degree which was focused in the area of gifted and talented learning. He has a passion for all things athletic and particularly enjoys golf, soccer, volleyball, and hockey. A teacher of eleven years in Calgary and three here at Brentwood, Mr. Robinson's passions can be found in human rights, volunteerism, and travel. In a perfect world, he'd like to do all three at the same time. It comes as no surprise then, that he is excited to lead Brentwood's inaugural Service Learning trip to Peru during this year's spring break and to grow our relationship with Mosqoy, a non-profit organization that focuses its resources in promoting the success of marginalized indigenous peoples from the Sacred Valley.

Sarah Hall

B.Ed. (Vancouver Island University), B.A. (University of Victoria) Social Studies, Advisor, Volleyball and Basketball Coach

Born and raised in the Cowichan Valley, Sarah graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (History and Women’s Studies) from the University of Victoria in 2012 followed by her Bachelor of Education from Vancouver Island University in 2013. Sarah started at Brentwood in 2014-2015 as a Residential Faculty Assistant and quickly fell in love with the Brentwood community. In 2015-2016 Sarah joined the faculty full time in the social studies department. Her passion for history and connecting youth to their learning through hands on activities and technology are just a few things she tries to bring to her classroom. In athletics, Sarah will be working with the girls volleyball programme and is excited to help build athletic confidence with our junior teams. An avid philanthropist Sarah is the school's Terry Fox coordinator. She will also be working with students to ensure inter-house events a yearly highlight! Sarah currently lives in Hope House and is excited to get to know all the students and help them fall in love with learning!

Tanya Scheck

B.A. Kinesiology, Advisor, Volleyball Coach, Strength & Conditioning Coach

Ms. Scheck was raised in Northern BC where she developed a keen interest in playing a variety of summer and winter sports.  Her main interests were volleyball, softball, basketball and curling.  It did not take long for Ms. Scheck to realize that volleyball was going to be a sport she continued playing throught her life.  After high school, she went on to play for the College of New Caledonia leading the team to a qualifying spot at the provincial championships.  Ms. Scheck was named to the Inter-Collegiate All-Canadian team.  The University of Victoria was the next stop for Ms. Scheck where she continued her studies and her volleyball career.  She knew her interest in sports would be a stepping stone for her future interest in how the human body moves.  Ms. Scheck gradutated with a degree in Kinesiology from UVIC while playing on the women's varsity volleyball team.  Ms. Scheck was a middle blocker at UVIC training under her mentor, Ms. Jill Fougner.  After graduation from UVIC, Ms. Scheck went on to continue her mentorship as an assistant coach with Ms. Fougner.  Ms. Scheck holds her Level II National Coaching certification in volleyball and joined the Brentwood community in 2003.  Ms. Scheck currently coaches volleyball, girls weight training, the varsity strength and conditioning program as well as the rehabilitation program.  Ms. Scheck and her husband Matt have a daughter.​

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