Since taking over the head coaching duties in 2007 – after being an assistant coach from 2004 to 2007 – Ben Josephson, who hails from Strathmore, Alta. has helped develop the Spartans men's volleyball team into one of the most dominant programs in the country.
In 10 years as the Spartans bench boss, Josephson has guided TWU to four national championships, in 2011, 2012, 2016 and 2017, and eight appearances in the U SPORTS championship tournament. Josephson has also led the Spartans to three Canada West championships, in 2012, 2016 and 2017.
Over his career with TWU, Josephson has been named both the Canada West Coach of the Year and U SPORTS Coach of the Year twice, in 2011-12 and 2013-14.
Along with his 10 U SPORTS medals, Josephson has guided TWU to 11 Canada West medals.
Before moving to the sidelines, Josephson was a stand-out player for the Spartans from 1998 to 2003 and, in his final year, earned the school’s first ever All-Canadian award while, in that same year, also being named a Canada West First Team All-Star.
Along with his work at TWU, Josephson has also coached internationally as a guest assistant with Canada’s senior team in 2009 and as an assistant with Canada’s World University Games teams in 2005 and 2011. Josephson was the head coach of Canada’s Youth National team in 2015 and 2016. He was also the head coach for B.C.’s U21 side that finished third at the 2013 Canada Summer Games. He is also the technical director for the Ducks Volleyball Club.
Josephson has a Bachelor of Human Kinetics Degree from Trinity Western and also earned a Certificate in Biblical Studies from Covenant Bible College in Strathmore. He is also an NCCP Level III certified coach. Josephson lives in Langley, B.C. with his wife Jen and his children Cooper, Zeke and Gracie.read more...