Alain Pelletier named head coach of Canada’s women’s volleyball team for World University Games


OTTAWA – Volleyball Canada announced today that Alain Pelletier of the Universite Laval Rouge et Or has been named head coach of the Canadian women’s volleyball team for this summer’s World University Games.


Pelletier was hired as head coach of the Rouge et Or in the summer of 2007 after a successful coaching career at the Quebec provincial level.  This past season he led the Rouge et Or to fourth in the Canadian rankings and a berth in the national final which they lost to the UBC Thunderbirds. 


The previous two seasons, Laval reached the Final Four and the school has been ranked in Canada’s top-10 the past three winters.


Pelletier’s assistants for the Games are Lee Carter of Brandon University and Joely Christian-Macfarlane of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont.


On Tuesday, Larry McKay of the University of Winnipeg was named head coach of the men’s volleyball team for the World University Games.


The World University Games are August 12-23 in ShenzhenChina. The women's team will be determined following their selection camp in Winnipeg from May 15-20.