Steve Stark, 13U GOLD

Steve Stark has one of the most extensive backgrounds in coaching and playing of any Gateway Region volleyball member in history. In the 1970s, Steve began playing volleyball competitively before the region was even formed! He attended college in Hawaii on an athletic scholarship, and helped lead his team to a third place national finish in the NAIA. While competing in the local region, Steve earned all-Regional honors and has competed in over 40 various national championships. At age 41, Steve was voted by the region as the Men’s Open Division MVP, helping lead his team to the regional championship title. Prior to the creation of the Gateway Region, the St. Louis area was part of the Heart of America (HOA) Region which included 7 states (MO, KS, IA, NE, CO, ND, SD). In 1985, the HOA Region Board of Directors voted Stark to the Second Team, “All Time Great Volleyball Players” who played during the 1945 through 1985 era.

On the coaching side, Steve also has a wealth of knowledge and experience dating back to the 1980s. For those keeping track, it was before the birth of the Libero! He has served as the Women’s Assistant Volleyball coach at Florissant Valley CC and in 1989 began the first women’s volleyball team at Lindenwood College. A challenging endeavor since they had no gym the first year, Steve managed to coach his team to an incredible third place conference championship. As a result, he was honored as the NAIA “Show Me” Conference Coach of the Year in 1990. Steve has also coached Division I with the St. Louis University Women’s Volleyball Team and in the late 90s, he coached the JV boys team at Bayless High School where he was working as a teacher.

Stark has had many vocations and careers, but has always gravitated towards the playing and coaching of volleyball. Steve has a Masters in Education and is a Missouri certified teacher, earning numerous accolades along the way for his academic abilities and commitment to education. He is also a Registered Nurse and most recently worked on an Adolescent Crisis Stabilization Unit. This should be good training for our 13U players part of the ELITE VBC 13U Gold team! Steve will be assisting his wife Jenny with the coaching duties. Welcome Steve to the ELITE VBC family.

 
 

TEAMS 2017-18

GIRLS 17U GOLD
GIRLS 14U GOLD
GIRLS 14U NAVY
GIRLS 14U RED
GIRLS 13U GOLD
GIRLS 12U NAVY
GIRLS 11U NAVY

COACHES 2017-18

ERIN ALBERS
ANGIE CALLONI
KIM CHIER
DOUG DICKMANN
BRIAN DORSEY
STEPHANIE HINKLE
TYSON KRAUSS
RYAN MAHL
JAMIE MATHIEU
SUE MCCLURE
DARREN MCLEOD
RACHEL MENCEL
TODD MEYERS
JOANN NELSON
MIGUEL RAMIREZ
JENNA RODRIGUEZ
JENNY STARK
STEVE STARK
 

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ERIN ALBERS
ANGIE CALLONI
KIM CHIER
DOUG DICKMANN
BRIAN DORSEY
STEPHANIE HINKLE
TYSON KRAUSS
RYAN MAHL
JAMIE MATHIEU
SUE MCCLURE
DARREN MCLEOD
RACHEL MENCEL
TODD MEYERS
JOANN NELSON
MIGUEL RAMIREZ
JENNA RODRIGUEZ
JENNY STARK
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