Steve comes to us with an impressive resume both as a University and College coach. His latest coaching position was with Mohawk College as Head Coach of the Men’s program for the 2017-18 season. He was previously an assistant coach for both the Brock University & Niagara College Women’s programs. Steve is a returning Rapids coach as he coached the Niagara Rapids 18 Boys program in 2013-14.
Steve had a very successful playing career where he won 3 OFSSA Gold medals and silver OCAA medal with Redeemer University College. He captained the Niagara College Knights to a Gold OCAA and Bronze OCAA medals, while also being named OCAA provincial MVP. Steve also won 2X OCAA West Region All-Star Awards, 2X OCAA Academic All-Canadian, as well as the all-time assist leader in the history of Niagara College men’s volleyball.
Beth Shultz, President of Niagara Rapids Volleyball club, says, “We are excited to have Steve join the Niagara Rapids family. His charisma, enthusiasm, passion and volleyball knowledge is a combination that is hard to find. Steve comes in with experience at the OCAA level, both as a coach and a player. He will be a great fit for our elite 18U girls program as he is both personable and driven to succeed. I am delighted to have Steve return as a rapids coach and know that he will do amazing things!!”
When asked about his new coaching assignment with the Niagara Rapids, Steve had this to say, “I think this is a great opportunity to give back to the Rapids Community that gave me so much. I love what the Niagara Rapids stands for and I am excited to be a part of growing and developing young athletes to be exceptional people and volleyball players”.