Stephen is in his 8th year coaching for Victory. He started playing volleyball in 7th grade overseas. In 8th grade he played on the high school JV team and in 9th grade played Varsity. After returning to the US, he attended Ouachita Baptist University, playing on the practice squad against the women's team. Now back in Dallas, he started playing competitive USAV and has been playing for the past 8 years. He often competes in the adult open nationals around the nation. Stephen has also competed for the last 6 years in competitive beach volleyball (CUSVA).
Stephen has been coaching for Trinity Christian Academy in Addison for the last 5 years. In his first year, he was the head coach of the 8th Grade A team. His second year he moved up and became the Junior Varsity head coach in the high school. In his third year, he became the Varsity Assistant Coach, in which the team accomplished a playoff berth and made it to the second round of playoffs. In his 4th and most current year he remained the Varsity Assistant Coach, and helped coach a team to a State Championship. The team had a 40-1 season and won all 3 tournaments they played in, including the state tournament. He is currently the Varsity Assistant at TCA.
Stephen coached for Excel 16s in 2009. Once moving to Victory he coached 12 Elite (qualified) and 15 Elite in 2010. In his second season with Victory he was the Assistant Coach for 16 Elite and the Assistant Positional Coordinator. In his 3rd year he was the head coach of 13 Elite Black (qualified) in which they finished 9th at JO’s. He was also the Positional Coordinator for the club in 2012.