Grachella Garcia

From early years as a volleyball player in the Philippines (on their Junior National Team), Grachella continued to hone her court skills in her high school years in Ontario, later playing for Lake Superior State University in Michigan, Cambrian College and the University of Guelph. Edmonton area athletes are fortunate that Grachella now calls Edmonton home as she has tremendous volleyball playing and coaching experience, and a great rapport with athletes.

Indoor Volleyball:

Started playing at the age of 10 in the Philippines 
- Made Junior National Team at age 14
Scholarship at Lake Superior State University in Michigan
Scholarship at Cambrian College – Captain and starting OH
- MVP and Athlete of the year
- OCAA silver and bronze medalist
- All Academic Canadian
- OCAA All Star
- OCAA Leading Scorer 
University of Guelph – 1999-01 - OH and RS
- Captain and MVP in 2000-2001 season
- OUA silver and bronze medalist
- OUA All Star
Gryphon Club Volleyball from 2001-2009 - Ontario 
- Various Medals at Premier Tournaments and Provincials
- Bronze at Nationals
Captained and competed at the 2009 World Masters Games in Australia
- Bronze Medalist  

Beach Volleyball Doubles:

Been competing in the sport for 16 years 
Competed in different Circuits in Ontario
Competed in the Ontario Volleyball Association Division 1 and Division 2 Circuits
Various 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes
Provincial Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist
Competed in Canadian Nationals 

Region 2 beach volleyball coach for Male and Female  - Ontario Summer Games
Teams received a Gold Medal, Silver Medal and Bronze Medal

Region 3 beach Volleyball Coach for Male and Female - Ontario Summer Games
Teams received Gold and Silver Medals

Cambrian College Assistant Coach (3 Years) - Sudbury, Ontario

University of Guelph – Assistant Coach (3 Years) - Guelph, Ontario

Kabuum Volleyball and Beach Volleyball Camp, Sudbury, Ontario - 4 years
- August 2002, 2003, 2006

Director Gryphon Volleyball and Beach Volleyball Camp - Guelph, Ontario -3 years 
- July 2002, 2004, 2005   

Celtic Volleyball Camp - Tobemory, Ontario - 1 year

NAVC Volleyball Club - 17U Girls

ASPIRE Volleyball Training
Level 1 (Ontario Volleyball Association)
Level 2 (Alberta Volleyball Association)

---- EDUCATION ----

Master of Arts in Leadership – College of Management and Economics
April 2010  UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH  Guelph, ON
Bachelor of Science – Biological Science
April 2008  UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH  Guelph, ON

Exercise Sciences, Physical Fitness, Leisure and Recreation Management – College of Health Sciences
April 1997  CAMBRIAN COLLEGE  Sudbury, ON