About Genesis Athletics Kelowna

We want a better future for Kelowna.

From the very beginning, Genesis Athletics Club has had a big vision. It is born out of the transformational impacts that sport can have - for better and worse. Our leaders want to see all players benefit from athletics, a place where youth of all backgrounds feel accepted.

One phrase we hold close is "Sport is Second." It's a reminder that, to keep first things first. Although we love training, competition, and success, at the end of the day, character and community is what lasts - long after we hang up our cleats!

Over the last three years, we have seen participation grow from a small, seasonal program of 12 youth to year-round operations that involve over 300 young athletes from our city! Through it all, the vision of transforming Kelowna through sport remains the same.

We'd love you to join us on this journey!

Thank you for visiting!

Jadon Ward, Genesis Founder & Director


Jadon Ward - President / Director Technical Development

Jared Hanenburg - Vice President / Director Player Development

Leigh Goossen - Director of Communications

Sarah Ward - Treasurer

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

Ty Baskin


  • 2x Team BC Athlete

  • Pacwest Bronze medalist (2018-2019)

  • 2x years playing with the UBCO Heat (2019-2021)


  • 3 Yrs Coaching High School Volleyball (KVC, RSS)

  • 2023 BC NAIG Team BC volleyball U19 AC

  • 2 Yrs Coaching with Volo Beach