Jimmy El-Turk wearing Lancer volleyball T-shirtJimmy El-Turk is joining the Lancer men’s volleyball program as an assistant coach for the 2023-24 campaign.

Lancer alum rejoins men’s volleyball

The new assistant coach of Lancer men’s volleyball is no stranger to the blue and gold: Jimmy El-Turk (BHK 2012, MHK 2014) is a former player with the team, served as an assistant coach from 2013 to 2015, and co-founded the Sky Volley club with UWindsor head coach James Gravelle, helping direct local recruits to the university program.

El-Turk has coached the St. Clair Saints women, and youth teams for Ontario and Canada.

“Jimmy returns to the blue and gold as a very successful and experienced coach and well-connected recruiter,” says Gravelle. “We will rely on Jimmy’s expertise at developing players at every position, his strong game planning, and he will spearhead our recruiting efforts.”

Saying he is honoured to be returning to the University, El-Turk hopes to help players become champions: “James, his staff, and the players have built the program into a perennial OUA contender.”

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