Steve Crook

[Girls 14-1s Head Coach]

Education

BS in Physical Education – University of Arizona – 1979
MS in Physical Education – Arizona State University – 1989

Coaching Experience

Holbrook HS – 1979-81 – Girls Varsity Coach and JH coach. Led team to first ever state tournament appearance.
Central AZ College – 1984-89 – Women’s Head Coach. (132-60) – Coached 6
NJCAA All-Americans. Finished second in ACCAC three times.
Club Red VBC – 1991-2008 – Club Director and coach. Multiple AZ. Region
championship teams. 100+ girls received collegiate athletic scholarships.
Westwood HS – 1991-2008 – Girls Varsity Coach (431-227) – 1994 5A State
Champs, 1996 & 1997 5A State Runner Up.
Tesseract HS – 2010-2014 – Girls Varsity and JH Coach. (82-15) – 2012 & 2013 CAA State Champs, 2011 & 2014 CAA State Runner Up.
East Valley Juniors VBC – 2013-2017 – Girls 13’s National coach. 2013 Volleyball Festival champs. 2014 USAV 13 National Runner Up. Qualified for nationals every year.
Benedictine University at Mesa – 2014-2017 – (48-37) – Built Men’s program
from club program into NAIA national contender.
American Leadership Academy – Gilbert – 2017- Present (31-25) – Currently
building 3A school into state championship contender.

Playing Experience

University of Arizona – 1975-79 – Men’s Club Team
Men’s AZ Adult Region – 1979-1990 – Various men’s club teams – Six time AZ Regional champ (three different teams).
AOVA beach – 1975-91 – Six time AZ State 2-man champ. 13 th place at 1984 AVP Phoenix Open

Awards/Recognition

NHSACA National HS Coach of the Year Finalist – 2008
AZ Republic Coach of the Year – 1994
Mesa Tribune Coach of the Year – 1994, 1997
ACA Coach of the Year – 1995
Phoenix Gazette Coach of the Year – 1994
ACCAC Coach of the Year – 1989
AZ Region Club Director of the Year – 2006
AZ Region Meritorius Service Award
USA Volleyball Salute Award for lifetime achievement
Mesa Sports Hall of Fame – 2014