Edmonton’s Janna Konihowski Dubyk named assistant coach for women’s national sitting team

OTTAWA – Volleyball Canada announced today that Janna Konihowski Dubyk of Edmonton was named an assistant coach with the women’s national sitting volleyball team.

Konihowski Dubyk, the daughter of Canadian track and field legend Diane Jones-Konihowski and CFL player John Konihowksi, has coached many levels of volleyball after a successful high school and college career as a volleyball player and track and field athlete.

She was an assistant coach for the NAVC juvenile team in 2003-2004 and the NAIT women’s volleyball team in 2007-2008. She is currently an assistant coach for the women’s 16U Pandas volleyball club and coaches small group training and gives private lessons at ASPIRE volleyball training.

‘’Janna is a great asset to our program,’’ said national women’s sitting team head coach Dusty Freimark. ‘’Her playing and coaching experience will push our athletes to be better.  I am super excited that she has agreed to be part of this team and I am looking forward to seeing the results of her volleyball knowledge with the athletes.  

Konihowski Dubyk says she is looking forward to helping the Sitting National Volleyball athletes pursue their individual and team volleyball goals of representing Canada at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, England