Director - dAPHNE cHOI
Daphne is an NCCP Level 3 Certified Coach, head coach of George Brown College's Women's Varsity Team, who was introduced to the game in university after focusing heavily on softball and basketball in her younger years. She was privileged to be able to play for both the Toronto Flying Tigers under then-coach Anthony Fong, and the powerful Toronto Thunder in the North American Chinese Volleyball Circuit.
Choi is now an integral member of Ontario’s volleyball community as the head coach for the George Brown College Huskies Womens Varsity Team in the Ontario College Athletics Association. She is a Director on the Ontario Volleyball Association's Board of Directors and has been an Executive Member of the Christian Volleyball Association for over a decade. Her coaching experiences in the Ontario Volleyball Association include head coaching for notorious clubs such as the Titans Volleyball Association, Pakmen, Galaxy, and Markham Revolution. After an assistant coaching, bronze-medalling performance at the 2014 Ontario Winter Games, she returned as a Head Coach in 2016, capturing gold for Region 5. She has worked with Team Ontario Athletes and members of the Junior National Canadian team, through her experiences with Volleyball Canada's REP program, and in 2017 was the lead indoor volleyball coach for Team Ontario's Tall Maple's Program. To top it all off, she is also a certified OVA official, and Parapanam sitting volleyball results associate.
With Choi, working hard equates to having fun. Her teams are well disciplined and love accomplishing their goals. “My athletes are my inspiration every day for continuing to coach,” says Choi. “Dedication, teamwork, and development are 3 things that have always been the core of my coaching program.”
Director - aNTHONY fONG
Anthony is an NCCP level 2 Certified Ontario Volleyball Association Coach, head coach of Seneca College's Women's Varsity Team and former Chair of the Region 5 Athletes' Development Program in Ontario. He has helped coached, identified and developed elite athletes that have competed at the provincial level and various varsity programs. His coaching experiences have benefited the Titans Volleyball Association and Galaxy. He has coached at various levels from High School Boys to a Semi-Pro women's travel team (Mike's Hard) for two decades.
Anthony started participating in the NACIVTs at the age of 14, and has been involved in the "circuit" ever since with a few years off in between. He formed Toronto Excelsior as one of the earlier women's club teams in the circuit which evolved into Toronto Blaze. Eventually he went back to the team he started off playing for to help run the Toronto Flying Tiger's women's teams. Along with Daphne Choi, his former assistant coach and player, formed Toronto United to focus on the development of their combined provincial club athletes.
He's delighted to see the growth of the sport in both the men's and women's division in Toronto, and hopes to contribute to the city's continuing development of competitive teams.
Toronto United Volleyball (TUV) was established in 2012 to invite a diverse group of athletes from across the GTA to focus on competing at the North American Chinese Invitational Volleyball Tournament (NACIVT). Coaches Daphne Choi and Anthony Fong, brought in their athletes from their respective OVA club teams and invited veteran athletes who have competed at various levels to form the core of what is now TUV. TUV has focused on growing diversity centered around competition, training, mentor-ship and support by working together and being United.