Calgary’s Jeremy Wilcox confident Canada has bright future in men’s volleyball

 OTTAWA (November 7, 2012) - Calgary’s Jeremy Wilcox recently announced an end to an outstanding volleyball career, confident that Team Canada is going to continue its climb in the international standings.

Wilcox played 42 international matches for Canada. His final match with the senior national team was a victory over Slovakia in 2011 at the World League qualifier that advanced Canada to the second leg of qualification in its eventual return to the World League in 2012.

“What I enjoyed most about my last years was being able to participate and witness Glenn Hoag’s (Canada’s head coach) vision take shape and begin to achieve the results it wanted,” said Wilcox

“I’m grateful to Glenn for the positive changes he instilled in me with regards to competitiveness, work ethic, teamwork and leadership. Those changes will stay with me for the rest of my life.”

The 33-year-old setter won the gold medal in his Team Canada debut in 1998 at the U21 Junior NORCECA Championship. He was also on the fifth place team at the 1999 world juniors and fifth place squad at the 2001 World University Games.

As a member of the Senior National Team he helped Canada to a seventh place finish at the 2007 Pan Am Games,, second at the 2008 NORCECA Championships and fourth that same year at the Continental Olympic qualifier.

Wilcox played university volleyball for the University of Calgary Dinos between 1996-2000. During his time with the Dinos he was a two-time second team all Canadian and received the Dino Merit Award (Athlete of the year).

He was also on numerous professional volleyball teams over the years

Wilcox recently started working as a management consultant at Grande Portage Resources LTD.

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