Volleyball - Boys

Boys Varsity

2019 Boys Varsity Volleyball Roster




Boys JV

2019 Boys JV Volleyball Roster


Boys Modified

2019 Boys Modified Volleyball Roster


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Steven Verbridge- Head Coach

Steve was hired to be the Canandaigua Boys Varsity Volleyball coach in January of 2016, after spending the previous two seasons as the program’s assistant. Coach Verbridge brings tremendous energy and a dedicated work ethic to the program. Since taking over the program Coach Verbridge has an overall record of 38-27, with an overall set record of 127-101. He has directed the Braves to a league record of 16-16. He was named the Daily Messenger’s coach of the year in 2017, after leading the Braves to their first winning season since 1995. During his time at the helm the Braves have been named a Scholar Athlete team in 2018, and have had 19 Student Athletes earn the honor.

Steve is a 2008 graduate of Canandaigua Academy, where he played both volleyball and baseball. He graduated from Finger Lakes Community College in 2010, SUNY Brockport in 2012, with his Bachelors of Science in Physical Education, and received his MSEd in Athletic Administration from SUNY Brockport in 2014. Since 2015 Coach Verbridge has also served as one of the Canandaigua modified baseball coaches in the spring season. He is currently a teacher in the Waterloo Central School District.

When Steve is not coaching, he can be found not far from the sports culture, as he officiates Football, Basketball and Baseball at the high school and collegiate levels. He currently resides in Canandaigua.

Stephen Holmes- Varsity Assistant Coach

Steve has been with the Boys Volleyball program since 2011. From 2011-2013 he served as the Boys Modified coach and from 2014-2016 he served as the JV coach. Since 2017 Steve has served as the varsity volunteer assistant coach.

In his current role Coach Holmes serves as Coach Verbridge’s right hand man. “Coach Holmes has been an integral part of our success since I took over the program in 2016. Steve is a superior motivator who the kids respect and follow.” Coach Verbridge continues, “Coach Holmes has a tremendous passion to not only work with kids, but to build relationships with young student athletes. He has an uncanny ability to know what button to press, and when, to make sure that all of our young men achieve their full potential, on and off the court.”

Coach Holmes was a Business Teacher for 35.5 years before retiring in 2015. He is currently a technology integrator for the Canandaigua City School District. Steve is married to wife Eileen, and has two children and two grandchildren.

Cheryl Chinn- JV Coach

Coach Chinn has coached boys and girls volleyball for 38 years. She started her career coaching at Southwestern Oregon Community College from 1977- 1978. She coached for 6 years at Umpqua Community College from 1979-1985, before moving to Canandaigua and taking over as the JV Girls volleyball coach for 2 years. In 1989 Coach Chinn took over the Canandaigua Girls Volleyball program building it into one of the most successful female sports programs at Canandaigua. Under her leadership, Canandaigua won 6 league championships, 9 sectional titles, 2 regional championships and one state championship title. She has been chosen as Coach of the Year 4 times: 1996, 2004, 2005, 2009.

Coach Chinn graduated from SUNY Cortland with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education and a Masters degree in education from Colorado State University. She retired from teaching elementary physical education in 2012. Since retiring from teaching, Coach Chinn has been apart of the boys program. She coached the modified volleyball team for 3 years, 2014-16, and then moved on to coach the boys junior varsity team since 2017.

“Coach Chinn brings a resume of success to a program that aspires to match it. Her wealth of Volleyball knowledge and experience brings instant credibility to our program.” Coach Verbridge continues, “Her dedication is uncanny and her drive to turn the boys program into what she did with the girls program, motivates not only myself, but our student athletes as well!”

Coach Chinn resides in the Town of Canandaigua, has two sons and two grandchildren.

Pat O'Hara- Modified Coach

Coach O’Hara has been the Canandaigua Boys Modified coach since 2017. Before that she served as Canandaigua’s Girls Modified coach from 1999-2001. In 2002 she took over the girls’ JV volleyball team, working alongside Coach Chinn from 2002-2009. During that time the Varsity team saw tremendous success with two regional championships and winning the state title in 2009. Coach O’Hara has also served as a coach in the club volleyball realm, coaching Volley FX out of Rochester from 2006-2011.

“Coach O’Hara has solidified our modified program and has become instrumental in recruiting student athletes to the sport.” Coach Verbridge continues, “Her wealth of volleyball knowledge has been demonstrated by the improvement of her teams. It’s such a luxury as a varsity coach to know that you have someone who is teaching the fundamentals and building a strong rapport with young men you hope will be a part of the program for six years.”