This season, the Fanshawe Falcons are welcoming new coaching staff to their nest. Fanshawe College's Manager of Athletics Mike Lindsay recently announced Mark Peckham as the new head coach of the varsity women's volleyball program. The new assistant coach is Michelle Schinkel.

Peckham will have plenty to offer as coach given his impressive background as a volleyball player. Not only was he a member of the Canadian National Men's Volleyball team from 2003 to 2004, he was also Ohio State Team MVP in 2004, and won the Volleyball Hall of Fame Morgan Classic Sportsmanship Award in 2004.

A London native, Peckham said coaching at Fanshawe "has always been something at the back of my mind since the program started."

Fanshawe alum Schinkel played on the Falcons volleyball team from 2008 to 2010, where she won the Jim Matchett award and the OCAA All-Academic Award twice.

Given their combined experience and youthful enthusiasm, this pair is sure to inspire great things within the varsity women's volleyball program. "The goal of the program is always to be improving and to get to that next level to compete provincially and nationally," said Peckham.