Stephen is in his 9th 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 since 2004. He often competes in the adult open nationals around the nation. Stephen also competed in competitive beach volleyball (CUSVA). Now just continues to play in sand and indoor leagues, while still competing in adult nationals.
Stephen has been coaching for Trinity Christian Academy in Addison since 2008. He has been the 8th Grade A team head coach (1 year), JV Head Coach (1 year), Varsity Assistant (5 years), and Varsity Head Coach (3 years) In his 2nd year as the Varsity Assistant Coach, he helped coach the 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 coached the team to a 3rd place in state in 2013 as well. He is currently the Varsity Head Coach and has coached the team to a playoff berth every year since taking over.
Stephen coached for Excel 16s in 2009. After that year, he moved to Victory. 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. Since 2012 he has coached 13 Black (1 year), 17 Black (4 years, 2 Qualified), 16 Black (1 year, 1 Qualified), 15 Gray (1 year), 12 Black (1 year). He has been the positional coordinator since 2012, and has been helping with recruiting since 2015.