Nathan Groenveld
Nathan Groenveld
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 905-735-2211 ex: 7155
Email: ngroenveld@niagaracollege.ca
Year: 6

Nathan Groenveld        (2010 - Present)          

Year

Record

Finish

Postseason

2016-17 9 - 9 5th 0 - 1
2015-16 14 - 4  2nd  1 - 2 

2014-15

12 - 6

4th

6 - 1, CCAA Bronze; OCAA Champion

2013-14

14 - 4

3rd

2 - 2

2012-13

14 - 4

1st

2 - 2

2011-12

5 - 13

8th

   - 

2010-11

6 - 12

7th

   - 

Totals

81 - 52

 

11 - 8

 

Nathan Groenveld, of Welland, Ontario has competed at every level possible. As a member of the Niagara Rapids Volleyball Club, he was named to the Ontario Volleyball Provincial team where he spent the next three years and was named the captain of the team as well as capturing two bronze medals.

From 2004 – 2009, he would represent McMaster University in CIS competition where he garnered much success including team captain, OUA First team All-Star, CIS Championship All-Star, Team MVP, OUA Player of the Year, CIS 1st Team All Canadian and Male Athlete of the Year. The 6’ 7” Middle would take his skills to another level in 2007 when he was added to the National Team program and would spend his next three years with the National Senior team. He represented Canada at the NORCECA Continental Championships in 2009, and an exhibition series in 2008 against Australia.

In 2009-2010 Coach Groenveld spent six months competing for a professional club in Qatar before returning home and beginning his coaching career, where he is now NCCP Level 3 certified.

Along with the Niagara Knights, Coach Groenveld is also the Assistant Coach for Team Ontario and Team Canada Senior Men's Volleyball team. 

In his fifth-year as head coach, Groenveld led the Knights to the first CCAA medal in program history.  His 6-1 record during 2014-15 postseason, helped Niagara capture their first OCAA gold medal in 14 years; followed by a bronze medal at the CCAA national championships. The 2014-15 men's volleyball program became the first team sport to medal at the CCAA national championships in school history. 

Coach Groenveld's goal as a coach is: "to create an environment for student-athletes to maximize both their on court and academic potential. Creating a family atmosphere where they can grow as young men and develop as players"

 

Niagara College Men's Volleyball Coaching History

Regular Season

#

Name

Season(s)

GP

W

L

W%

7

Nathan

Groenveld

2010-15

133

81

52

.609

6

Joel

Mrak

2008-10

32

13

19

.406

5

Regg

Miller

2005-08

34

21

13

.618

4

Kerby

Bentley

2002-05

38

29

9

.763

3

Blair

Cudmore

1996-02

84

70

14

.833

2

Ray

Sarkis

1987-96

150

87

63

.580

1

Dave

Abraham

1971-79

-

-

-

-

Totals: 

471

301

170

.639

 

Postseason

#

Name

W

L

W%

Accolades

7

Nathan

Groenveld

11

8

.578

CCAA Bronze ('15)
OCAA Gold ('15)
West Div. Champs ('13) 

6

Joel

Mrak

0

2

.000

-

5

Regg

Miller

1

3

.250

West Div. Champs ('07)
 West Div. Champs ('04) 

4

Kerby

Bentley

9

4

.692

OCAA Gold ('04)
 OCAA Silver ('03) 

3

Blair

Cudmore

15

11

.577

OCAA Silver ('02)
OCAA Gold ('01) 
OCAA West COY* ('01)
West Div. Champs ('01)
OCAA Gold ('00)
West Div. Champs ('00) 

2

Ray

Sarkis

11

17

.393

Div. II Silver ('87)

1

Dave

Abraham

3

2

.600

-

Totals: 

49

44

.527

 
  *denotes Coach of the Year Award