Savannah’s Piedmont Mizuno 18s Club Coach
Blaine Tendler – Owner/Director
(Article and photos courtesy of Piedmont VBC)
Blaine has been the Head Coach for Piedmont since the 2005-2006 season and took over as owner/operator in 2008. He has been part of the sport since 1979 and coaching since 1982. Blaine has trained teams at every level from junior high to the professional leagues in Germany and France. He spent 7 years coaching in the women’s college game and 5 years in the men’s collegiate club side. Blaine has won championships as both a player and a coach. He won a national championship as a player in his native country of Canada, a West German Championship while head coaching for Schwerte vbc in Germany and in 2001 was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in his hometown.
Blaine has been coaching within the USA National High Performance Program pipeline since 2005. The last few years he has worked his way into a head coach roll for several camps and as well as the Junior Continental Team this past summer. He is also heavily involved with the Carolina Region High Performance program as a lead coach and clinician for the last five years.
Below are pictures of Blaine with the 2008 USA and Carolina Region HP programs. From left to right they are Blaine training the USA Select A2 team at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs; the USA Select A2 group and the Carolina Region Select team that competed in Ft. Lauderdale last summer.