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About Us


Brian Gavlas took over the Huskie men’s volleyball program as head coach in 1992 from Tom Graham. Since taking over the team, Gavlas has led the Huskies to four Canada West Championship titles and 10 appearances in the CIS Championship tournament.  Under him, the team was crowned CIS champions twice -1998- 99 and 2003-04 – and finished with a silver twice - 1997-98 and 1999-00. 

For his success, he has been named Canada West Men’s Volleyball Coach of the Year four times (1995-96, 1997-98, 2000-01 and 2012-13) and CIS Men’s Volleyball Coach of the Year in 2000-01. He has also been named Huskie Athletics Coach of the Year four times – 1995-96, 1998-99, 2000- 01, 2012-13. He has also been named the 3M Canadian Coach of the Year in 2001. He also coached on the international scene. He was an assistant coach at the 2005 Summer Universiade in Izmir, Turkey, as well as head coach of the DTV Volleyball Club, a professional team in Duran, Germany for one season in 2001-02.

Gavlas played five seasons with the Huskies as a setter. As an athlete, he was named a Canada West all-star three times and a CIAU All-Canadian twice. With the Huskies, he captured three Canada West titles and one national championship. In the 1987-88, CIAU Championship win he was named the tournament's MVP. He graduated with degrees from both the College of Physical Education and the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan.

Gavlas has always been committed to the advancement of the sport of volleyball at all levels.  He is a member of the Saskatchewan Volleyball Association's High Performance Committee, CIS Coaches Association, and the Canadian Coaches Association.

Mark Dodds took over as head coach of the Huskie Women's Volleyball program in 2015-16.

Dodds was a member of the Huskie men's volleyball coaching staff in 2011-12. Dodds played with the Huskies from 2002 to 2006. In that time, Dodds led the team in kills and service aces. He sits third all-time on the Huskies career kills list with 939. He was named an all-star four times and a CIS All-Canadian three times. Dodds was the Canada West and CIS MVP in 2005-06. He won the national championship with the Huskies in 2004.

Dodds has also had a successful career with the Canadian Senior Team and also represented Canada at the World Universiade.