Deon Goulding


1991: Invited to Team Canada National “B” Tryout, and was the last player cut from the roster.
1994: Member of Team Canada National “B” Team that trained out of Edmonton, Alta.
1995: played 25 international matches Team Canada National “A” Team, as Team Canada toured with national teams from Australia, U.S.A, Argentina, and Russia.
1995: Played in the 1995 Pan-American Games in Argentina with Team Canada.
1995: Made the qualifying team for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, U.S., and was named one of the starting middle blockers for Team Canada at the 1995 World University Games, however had to pass up both opportunities when the difficult decision to retire from the Canadian National A Team was made after sustaining a serious injury.
2008: Played an exhibition series against the Memorial University Seahawks with Team Canada’s masters’ team.
2012: Played with the Team Canada Alumni team at the 2012 Volleyball Canada Senior National Volleyball Championships in Toronto, Ont.

1990-1991: Dalhousie University Tigers. Won two Atlantic University Sport (AUS) titles, and
participated in two Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championships.
1992: Transferred to Memorial University, and had to sit out a season, but was a member of the team’s coaching staff.
1993-1996: Member of the Memorial University Seahawks. Didn’t play in 1995.


1988: Played on the Newfoundland and Labrador Canada Games Team that competed at the National Team Challenge Cup in Calgary, Alta.
1988-Present: Has played in 20 NLVA Senior Men’s Volleyball Championships, beginning in
1998 with the Newfoundland and Labrador Canada Games Team, and continuing on with such teams as MUN, Guards, ONCA, Jungle Jims, PJ Sports, and Hempware. Along the way, there have been 13 championships won, as well as four most valuable player awards and four all-star team selections.
1989: Played on the Newfoundland and Labrador Canada Games Team that competed at the 1989 Canada Summer Games in Saskatoon, Sask.
1989: Played with the Loopers team at the 1989 NLVA Juvenile “A” Volleyball Championships in Gander.


— Four-time recipient of the Wayne Sheppard Memorial Award as the senior male player of the year (1992, 1994, 1996, and 1998).


— 1994 Sport NL Senior Male Athlete of the Year finalist


— 1990 Dalhousie University Athletics’ Rookie of the Year
— Inducted into the memorial University Athletic Honour Society (Academic and Athletic Prowess) in 1996.
— Two-time Memorial University men’s volleyball most valuable player 1994 and 1996)
— 1996 CIS/Royal Bank Academic All-Canadian
— 1990 AUS Rookie of the Year
— 1990 and 1991 AUS first team all-star
— 1994 and 1996 AUS most valuable player
— 1991, 1994 and 1996 CIS second team all-Canadian


— Organized a Sport Exchange experience for the Gander Collegiate boys’ volleyball team in Havana, Cuba. The team trained and competed against a Cuban team, which included some members of the country’s national junior team.
— Conducted youth skills camps in USA (Idaho), Argentina, and Germany (Frankfurt).


— Head coach for Team Newfoundland and Labrador at 2005 Canada Summer Games in Regina,
— Coached at the 1999 Volleyball Canada National Juvenile Championships in St. John’s.
— Conducted youth skills camps in Nova Scotia (Halifax) and Alberta (Jasper Volleyball Camp).


— Coached provincial midget/midget plus-one teams at Eastern Canadian Elite Tournaments in
Sherbrooke, Que.
— Coached Central representatives at 2010 Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games in Grand Falls-Windsor.


— Assistant coach Memorial University men’s varsity team in 1992.


— Was the coach of the NLVA juvenile “A” boys’ champions in 2012 and 2008. Team won silver in 1998.
— Was coach of teams that won silver in Volleyfest “A” male, midget male, midget plus-one male, 13U male, and 13U female.
— Have coached teams that four times have won the School Sport Newfoundland and Labrador 4A team sportsmanship award.
— Have coached teams that have won six Central regional School Sport Newfoundland and Labrador championships.
— In 10 years of coaching at Gander Collegiate have coached players that have gone on to become national team members, CIS athletes, Canada Games players, and provincial team members. The most recognized of these would be Gander’s Max Burt, who has been a NTCC allstar, AUS all-star, AUS champion, 21U Volleyball Canada champion, and has participated in CIS championships, World University Games, and Pan-American Games.


— NLVA executive member (Elite Development Chair) from 2001-2003, when committee structured and implemented Regional Team Program.
— NLVA executive member (Elite Development Chair) from 2009-2011, when committee restructured Regional Team program to its current format, which now includes a Junior Elite Program.
— NLVA Elite Development Committee member from 2004-2008, and 2012-present.
— Level 3 certified coach
— Volleyball Canada Mini-Volleyball/LTAD Course facilitator
— Team NL Provincial/Regional Selection convenor
— 2002 Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games host committee convenor for volleyball. This event was hosted by Gander.
— School Sport Newfoundland and Labrador Coaching in NL Schools Course facilitator.
— Founder/organizer/convenor of annual school volleyball tournaments, including Gander Collegiate Pepsi Invitational (25-team boys and girls tournament, which has now been replaced by VolleyCentral), and St. Paul’s/PJ Sports Invitational (30-plus teams in this boys and girls tournament).


— NLVA Community Development Award for raising interest of the sport in community.
— NLVA Reg Soper Memorial Award for work and dedication in volleyball.
— NLVA Special Elite Development Recognition Award for work and dedication in elite development.


— Newfoundland and Labrador Basketball association coach of the year in 2000.
— Town of Gander coach of the year in 2005.
— PESIC-Physical Education Teacher of the Year for Nova Central School District. School Sport Newfoundland and Labrador Recognition Award.