Gabby Vollman

U12 Boys Assistant Coach

Hometown: Edmonton, AB

Player Position: Center

Canadian Club Team Affiliation:

  • Edmonton Thunderbirds 2014 - 2016
  • Edmonton Tsunami 2017 - Present
  • Edmonton Riptides 2020 - Present

Player/Coach Career:

  • Edmonton Thunderbirds U12 Coach (2019)
  • Most Coachable Athlete (EWPC - 2018)
  • U19 National Bronze Medalist (2018)
  • Team Alberta Athlete
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What is your favourite sports movie?

Coach Carter

What is your dream vacation?


What ice cream flavour best describes your personality?


How do you like to spend your free time?

Depending on the season, snowboarding or surfing!

Describe yourself in three words:

Outgoing, passionate and friendly.

What is your favourite food?

Brussel Sprouts

Q & A with Coach Gabby

Q: How did you first start playing water polo?

A: I started playing water polo because I had a friend who played and loved the sport!

Q: What is it about water polo that made you fall in love with the sport?

A: I love that water polo has given me the opportunity to travel to places such as California and New York! I also fell in love with my team, and will forever be grateful for all the friendships I’ve made through this sport.

Q: What is your favourite water polo memory?

A: Scoring in a shoot out against CAMO in Montreal at the 2018 National Championships. I remember holding hands with all of my teammates during the shoot out and being so excited when we won.

Q: What made you want to be a coach?

A: My coaches have made a huge impact on who I am as a person and an athlete. Having such great mentoring has made me determined to be a great mentor for children and to pursue a career in teaching!

Q: Who was your most influential coach?

A: Raine has made my water polo experience so precious, challenging and rewarding. Raine led me to my first National Championships and always pushed me to 110%. Thanks Raine!

Q: Who is an athlete you admire?

A: Connor McDavid. I admire how fast and  game-smart he is. Being quick is important in any sport, as well as having a good sense of the game and what is going on around you.

Q: What is your favourite quote?

A: "Winners are not people who fail, but people who never quit."