Dan Ota
Dan Ota
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 902 494-2098
Email: dan.ota@dal.ca
Year: 21

This is Dan Ota’s 21st season as head coach of the men’s volleyball Tigers. Coach Ota will look to help the Tigers capture their first RSEQ banner in their second season in the league. 

Coach Ota is a 16-time recipient of the AUS Coach of the Year award and was Dalhousie’s Coach of the Year in 2014-15 and 2007-08. He sports a career 255-59 record (81% winning percentage) in AUS regular season conference play (406-187 overall). Ota has enjoyed success at every level of coaching, winning provincial titles at both the high school and club levels in Alberta, a Western Canadian championship in 1997 with Team Alberta, and silver medals at both the 2007 World Universiade Games and 2016 USAV High Performance Championships with Team Canada. 

Dan is a former Executive Director for Volleyball Nova Scotia as well as a former Technical Director for Alberta Volleyball. He is a certified NCCP Level 3 coach and Master Learning Facilitator. He obtained a Master of Kinesiology (Art and Science of Coaching) degree from the University of Calgary. A native of Calgary, AB, Dan has lived in Halifax for over 25 years. Away from volleyball, he enjoys playing hockey and golf.