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Coaches Spotlight: Stephanie Crowell

By kalani, 10/23/17, 9:30AM CDT

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Coach Stephanie is an electrical engineer by day and the head coach of 14 White by night!

Name and Team: Stephanie Crowell, 14 White
“Day Job”: Electrical Engineer
Volleyball-related/Coaching Accomplishments:
All-county MB at The Woodlands High School.   4 year MB/OPP starter for StMU.  Currently 3rd on all-time block list at StMU and hold record for most blocks in a 3 set and 5 set match.  11th year coaching club.  Led TAV Houston 142 to 5th place finish at Windy City qualifier in 2015.   

 

About Coach Stephanie

What is your favorite volleyball memory?
Winning Bronze at JO’s when I was 17. 

Tell me about your family.
My mom and dad live in Seattle.  I have a sister who is 24 and she lives in Matagorda county and works as a music teacher.  None of them have any sort of athletic ability and were very confused when I wanted to play volleyball! 

What advice would you give to volleyball players? 
Set goals – it’s hard to move forward when you don’t know where you’re going. 

Who was/is your role model and why?
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow – Look her up!!

What is your favorite food?
Candy! Any kind, every kind…I love it all.

What college did you attend? Did you play a collegiate sport?
St. Mary’s University – 4 year Volleyball

What is something you’re good at outside of volleyball?
Baking

What is your favorite book?
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

What is your favorite song?
Anything by Deftones

If you could meet 3 famous people for dinner, who would they be and why?
Michael Faraday, James Clerk Maxwell, and Nikola Tesla…then we would have the 4 greatest electrical engineers of all time in one room (the 4th being myself, obviously)!  Plus, I’d want to know their thoughts on electrical technology’s advancements. 

Do you have a college degree? What was your field of study?
I have my BS in Electrical Engineering and my BA in Mathematics. 

Do you have any pets? Tell us about them. 
No L

Why did you choose to coach at TAV Houston?
I love volleyball and working with kids, so coaching is the perfect fit for me.  TAV Houston puts a high priority on recruitment.  For me, that is the ultimate goal of club volleyball, and I love supporting kids in that goal.