About Genesis Athletics Kelowna

We want a better future for Kelowna.

Genesis Athletics Club is a community-based society, registered as a not-for-profit. All of our coaches volunteer their time to make things as affordable as possible. We believe that when you do one thing well, you do everything well. By giving youth a chance to participate and take pride in the sports they play, that impact spills into the other areas of their lives. And when a group of people are making positive changes, it impacts the whole community!

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Jadon Ward, GAC Co-Founder

Coaching Roster 2023

Jadon Ward


  • 2x BC Provincial Champion (2008, 2010) with W.L. Seaton Secondary

  • 2x Team BC Athlete, including NTCC in Gatineau QC in 2012

  • 2x CCAA Nationals with Columbia Bible College (2011-2014)

  • Top-5 in CCAA kills nationally during the 2013 season

  • CIS (U-Sport) at Thompson Rivers University in 2015 before getting injured

  • 2x years in ACAC (Briercrest Clippers) playing beside his brother, Tilon Ward


  • 10+ years coaching school and club volleyball

  • 2x U14 Baden Cup Champion as coach (2011, 2014)

  • Founder, Former Co-director of Phoenix Volleyball Club, in Saskatchewan

  • Head Coach Rutland Secondary School (2021-Present)

  • NCCP Trained Level 2 Volleyball Coach

  • Head Coach, BC Summer Games Zone 2 Okanagan 2022, 2nd Place Finish

William Hogaveen


  • Assistant Coach, 2021 Genesis Athletics Club, U18 Team

  • Assistant Coach, 2022 Rutland Secondary School, Senior Boys

  • Assistant Coach, 2022 Rutland Secondary School, Junior Boys

  • NCCP Trained Level 1 Coach

Jared Hanenburg


  • Team BC Athlete, 2nd Place Finish with Zone 2 at 2019 BC Cup

  • 2021 Valley Champions, KCS Knights (Undefeated in League Play)

  • Team Captain, KCS Knights, 2018-2021

  • Club volleyball with T2, Joust Volleyball, and KVC


  • 3 Yrs Coaching High School Volleyball (2020-2022)

  • Head Coach, 2022 KCS Grade 9 Boys (4th place finish)

  • NCCP Trained Level 1 Coach

  • Currently at Okanagan College with aims to become high school teacher