Steph played volleyball for the University of Minnesota and earned All-American and All-Big Ten awards as a middle blocker. After college she played one professional club season in Europe before turning her volleyball interest to beach volleyball. She trained for and played on the AVP tour for 3 years and spent time traveling while playing in beach tournaments. Her top beach accolades include winning 2 NORCECA tournaments; one in Puerto Rico and one in El Salvador.
Steph has been coaching in Edina for 8 years; 4 years as the Varsity coach and 7 years as the Club Director for the Edina Community Club program. Steph has coached 1st-12th graders in both indoor and outdoor volleyball. She lives in Eden Prairie and continues to play indoor and beach volleyball in the community.
Scott Johnson will also be coaching alongside Steph. He has 19 seasons of coaching experience with both boys and girls, ranging in age from 12 to 18... 12 seasons in Chicago coaching 9A, JV and as varsity assistant at GBS high school, including a 3rd place IL state tournament finish. The last 7 seasons have been in MN with Chanhassen CV (12-1, 13-1 and 14-2), Chanhassen HS (B-squad) and EPHS (9A&B).