Erik Hansen and Dylan Power will join the Rebels as co-head coach’s for Men’s Volleyball

August 14, 2013

Red River College is pleased to announce the hiring of Erik Hansen and Dylan Power as Co-Head Coaches of the Rebels Men’s Volleyball team.

“As alumni of the volleyball program, Dylan and Erik bring a passion not only to the sport of volleyball but to the Rebels program,” says Shane Ray, manager of athletics and recreation services for RRC. “We are excited about the next step in the Rebels Volleyball program and the direction it will take under Erik and Dylan’s leadership.”

Power holds his Level 1 NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) and is no stranger to Rebels athletics. Having completed four seasons with the Rebels, he has captured three league titles, and been named the Championship Final Four MVP. He also holds a national gold and silver medal with the Manitoba provincial team and Bison Club volleyball team, respectively. Dylan is currently finishing his fifth year of university, studying Business Technology Teacher Education at RRC and the University of Winnipeg (joint program).

“I will bring the leadership and experience gained as a player to the bench this year, and will continue to add to the tradition of excellence that RRC athletics has established,” said Power.

Hansen added, “I look forward to taking the next step in my volleyball career and with the Rebels program. I am excited to be able to give back to a great program that has given me so many great memories and experiences. Dylan and I want to create a competitive team that will build on the past success of the program.”

During Hansen’s time at RRC, he played and won four championships over five years. Hansen also played at the University of Winnipeg for a year and is a graduate of Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School, where he played under Jim Schreyer. Hansen is a recent graduate of RRC’s Civil Engineering Technology program, and is currently finishing a second diploma in Construction Management while working for the City Of Winnipeg.

The Red River Rebels are the varsity sport teams of Red River College, and compete in the Manitoba College Athletic Conference (MCAC). The College fields teams in basketball (men and women), futsal (men and women), soccer (men and women) and volleyball (men and women). This year the men’s volleyball program will be looking to repeat as MCAC Champions.

Winnipeg’s Jordan Goetting will join the Rebels as the head coach for men’s soccer

July 23, 2013

Red River College (RRC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Jordan Goetting as the Head Coach for the Rebels Men’s Soccer and Futsal teams.

“We are excited to bring a coach with his knowledge, skills and passion for the sport to Red River College as we continue to grow our soccer program. “ said Shane Ray, manager of athletics and recreation services for Red River College.

Goetting got his start in soccer at the age of 9 and worked his way up through the soccer system in Winnipeg . He brings to the College more than 27 years of experience in the game as a player, coach and trainer.

Goetting’s experience has taken him to some of the highest levels in soccer, including a 1995 trial with Swansea City F.C. of the English Premier League. It was there that Goetting learned the difference between being a professional and an amateur soccer player. Goetting continued to play throughout North America with stints in Thunder Bay, Ontario with the Chill, and in Missouri with the Springfield Demize of the Premier Development League. As an amateur soccer player Goetting has won the national championships with two Manitoba clubs in 2000(Winnipeg Lucania FC) and again in 2009(SC Hellas).

“I am looking forward to starting my first year as the Rebels head coach and growing the program that will continue to improve each year” said, Goetting.

In 2011 Goetting started his own soccer school, JNJ SOCCER, and has continued to pass on his love for the game onto kids and adults throughout the city. In 2012 he coached Action FC to a 10th place finish in the country.

Committed to sharing his passion for the sport of soccer, and to provide opportunities to children in need, Goetting will be traveling to Kenya in 2014 to develop a soccer program for an orphanage.

Goetting is a Pre B level coach and plans on obtaining his national levels in the near future.

The Red River Rebels are the varsity sport teams of Red River College and compete in the Manitoba College Athletic Conference (MCAC). The College fields teams in basketball (men and women), futsal (men and women), soccer (men and women) and volleyball (men and women). This year the men’s soccer program will be entering it’s third year of play.