Grimm of TRU WolfPack to get taste of national duty

Chad Grimm, head coach of the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women's volleyball team, has been named an interim assistant coach for the senior Canadian women's indoor volleyball team.

Joining head coach Shannon Winzer's staff for a limited spell, Grimm will first participate in a training camp in Richmond before travelling with the team to Guadalajara, Mexico, for the NORCECA Continental Championship, which runs from Aug. 24 to Sept. 1.

"It's a great opportunity for great professional development," Grimm said in a WolfPack press release. "I'll get to see some new things, work with different coaches and another level of athlete, as well."

Grimm took the head coaching reins at TRU in March of 2014, inheriting a team that had not won a match since Feb. 11, 2012.

The WolfPack are 71-73 under Grimm and have qualified for the Canada West playoffs in four of the last five seasons.

TRU swept the Grant MacEwan Griffins 2-0 in a best-of-three conference quarter-final series in February of 2020 in Edmonton, the victory marking the program’s first post-season series win since U Sports inception in 2005-2006.

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