Brandon Koppers wins 2013 Ken Davies Memorial Award
Brandon Koppers, 2013 Ken Davies Memorial Award Recipient: Described as one of the most unselfish and coachable athletes, Brandon Koppers is a coach’s dream. He thrives on competition and demonstrates determination and leadership at every opportunity.
Koppers fell in love with volleyball in Grade 9 when first introduced to the game by his teacher. Initially not making Pakmen’s rep volleyball team, he played in their house league program where he worked extremely hard and improved enough after two months to earn a spot on Pakmen’s rep team. After 3.5 years of playing with Pakmen, he has helped his team win multiple Provincial and National titles and was also named to the Provincial Team last summer. Koppers talents also take him off the indoor court as he is also a beach volleyball player.
Brandon Koppers leads his team by example, on and off the court. He has volunteered for years as a coach at his high school (both junior and senior girls) and Pakmen’s SPIKES and house league programs, convened multiple tournaments, and scored at York University’s Excalibur Tournament for the past 4 years. Koppers has received many awards and accolades over the years for both his athletic ability and community involvement, including the Community Spirit Award at Christ the King Catholic School, recognizing an individual who has contributed the most to the school’s overall well being and for being an excellent role model; and the H.E.A.R.T. award, which encompasses many of Kopper’s attributes: Hustle, Enthusiasm, Attitude, Respect and Tenacity.
“It seems our sport could not have a better ambassador than Brandon Koppers,” said Kelly Smith, Coach of the 18U Boys Pakmen team. “He is humble in victory and graceful in defeat. He is a true leader and sportsman.”