We are excited to announce Stephen Enright as the new head coach of the Vikings Women's Volleyball team.
"Steve brings experience and a strong knowledge of the sport to the Vikings," says Randal Nickel, Executive Director of Student Life. "Steve will welcome Sydney Tluchuk and Bryan Laskoksy as assistant coaches for the 2019/20 season."
Steve was born and raised in Rosalind, Alberta. An alumnus of Augustana, Stephen also attended the University of Alberta's North Campus to earn a Bachelor of Education in 2010. He currently teaches English at Our Lady of Mount Pleasant high school in Camrose, where he also acts as athletics director.
Steve has been actively involved in the volleyball community for the past 14 years, coaching various club teams ranging from U13 to U18. He currently sits on the Volleyball Alberta Leadership Committee. Steve is also no stranger to leading his teams to fierce competition —he has attended 18 Alberta Schools' Athletic Association provincial championships in volleyball, team handball and basketball at the high school level.
Steve has spent the last two seasons as the associate head coach of women's volleyball at Augustana under the mentorship of Coach Greg Ryan. Along with this past experience, Stephen is also a trained performance coach (formerly level three) and is currently pursuing his masters of sports science (majoring in coaching) from the United States Sports Academy.
"I'm really excited for Steve to take the head coach position for our program," says current Vikings volleyball player Karen Wagner. "Steve has been a constant on our team for many years, bringing a progressive approach to coaching. He is constantly looking to make our team, practices and systems better and more efficient. He brings intensity, understanding and humour to the gym every day, which means a lot to our team."