One Heart, One Team!

Synergy Volleyball Club


Coaching Staff

Mark Sutton

Club Director & Head Developmental Coach

He is a retired teacher from the Toronto District School Board with over 40 years of experience in coaching. He has been coaching volleyball for over 40 plus years in the Scarborough area at the school and club level, with a number of his students and athletes, going on to becoming successful College and University level players.

Gary Huang

Coach - Synergy Dynamite 16U

Is in his third season of coaching with the Scarborough Synergy Volleyball Club.  He has had a role in developing and coaching every team within the club.  He is full of energy and has a positive calming and influential style of coaching which has endeared him to all the players.  His volleyball playing days include Chinese 9-Man and school.  He enjoys physical fitness and in particular working on his speed, agility and vertical jumping. 

Lauren Wong


Is currently playing Varsity volleyball with the Ryerson Rams.  Her past Rep playing days was with Scarborough Titans club from 2011 to 2018.  She has won numerous awards and most recently received both the Evelyn Hollick Award and Jason Senechal Memorial awards in 2018.  She has been coaching volleyball since 2014 and is a local Level indoor volleyball referee, upgrading to the Provincial level.  

Francois Marfo

Head Coach - Synergy Blue 17U

Francois is now going into his second season with Synergy as the 17U Head Coach. Francois is a teacher with the TDSB and is an In-Training Advanced Development Coach. This past summer he coached with the 2019 14U Team Ontario Regional Program. He is an energetic and knowledgeable coach who is passionate about athlete development. He is a former varsity libero at York University and is excited about growing and developing with the 17U team this year.

Tuck Yiong

Coach - Synergy Titanium 14U

Tuck is now in his third year as a coach with Synergy Titanium.  Tuck is passionate about working with players and teams using his prior experience as an athlete competing at many levels of competitions.  Tuck strongly believes in developing team players and that hard work can achieve great results.  He's currently working on competing his NCCP level 1 certificates.

Andrew Ming

Head Coach - Synergy Dynasty 12U

This is Andrew's first season coaching at the Rep level and is excited to be part of Synergy.  He is a Health & Physical Education teacher in the Toronto District School Board of 21 years, with experience as a guidance counselor and science.  He has coached boys, girls and co-ed school teams with wonderful memories every year and has played in both the OVA and 9-Man circuit.   

Oklend Llakaj

Head Coach - Synergy Over Drive 15U

Oklend recently graduated from Humber College with an Advanced Diploma in Sport Management and is returning to Synergy as a coach for the 2019-2020 season. This year he was named head coach of 15UG OverDrive after spending last year as an assistant coach with them. Oklend will also be an assistant coach with Synergy’s 17UG team. He is focused on athlete development and also has a great interest in sport psychology which he plans to implement while coaching. Oklend has a passion for volleyball and wishes to see it develop into career opportunities.


Jason Haggerty

Coach - Synergy Dynasty 12U

This is Jason's second year coaching with us.  He is a teacher with the Toronto District School Board and has 20 years coaching experience with boys, girls and co-ed volleyball at the Secondary level.  Although he has only recently begun coaching with Synergy and the OVA, he as been an OVA local official since 1994.

Matt Sugars


This will be Matt's inaugural season with Synergy.  He looks  forward to bringing in his positive attitude and enthusiasm to the court.  He is looking to push his team to strive to achieve their fullest potential while re-enforcing the basic fundamentals and developing further advanced skills.   

Jason Kerr

Coach - Synergy White 13U 

Jason enters his fifth season coaching volleyball and his first with Scarborough Synergy (previously with the Durham Attack Volleyball Club). He has coached girls at the 12U to 14U age groups, winning multiple medals including a 13U Provincial Gold in 2018.    

His belief in a strong work ethic and desire to compete will help make any athlete improve their game.  Jason has a passion for coaching and developing players. He prides himself on building positive and confident athletes.  His younger daughter who is a current rep volleyball player is how he got into coaching volleyball, while his older daughter is a current NCAA D1 athlete. 

Jason started coaching at a young age. He began coaching soccer for the Scarborough Azzurri rep team and then as a volunteer basketball coach for a Police youth league in Malvern. He played rep soccer in Scarborough as a child and switched over to rep football in Scarborough followed by Oshawa while he attended Durham College.    

Interested in Coaching?

Scarborough Synergy Volleyball Club is looking for Head & Assistant Coaches for the 2019/20 season. These are volunteer positions, although we do offer an honorarium depending on qualifications, and we offer full training and assistance for aspiring coaches.  Successful applicants should enjoy working with youth and demonstrate integrity and a willingness to learn. 

For more information about coaching positions or any of our programs please contact Mark Sutton at