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Mohawk welcomes new volleyball coach


Steve Stone takes over as men's volleyball coach

Mohawk College weclomed Steve Stone as its new men’s volleyball head coach this summer. The 26-year-old St. Catharines native replaces former head coach Matthew Schnarr who has gone on to coach Mohawk's women’s volleyball squad.

“I'm excited about the opportunity to coach at Mohawk College and join the Mountaineer family,” Stone said. “The men's volleyball program has a long history of success, especially over the last decade with Matthew Schnarr at the helm. I look forward to the challenge of following in his foot steps and continuing the tradition of excellence. There's a family atmosphere here. I could feel it the moment I walked in and that made my choice to accept the role very easy."

Stone won three OFSAA Championships as a player at Eden High School in St. Catharines. He began his post secondary career with Niagara College in 2009. He then moved to Redeemer University College in 2010-2011 and helped the Royals capture an OCAA silver medal.

Stone travelled to Australia in 2012 to participate in ‘Youth With a Mission.’ In 2012/2013 he interned at Woodlands Church in England and played club volleyball for Bristol City. He returned home in 2013/2014 and became an assistant coach with the Brock University women’s volleyball team. He also coached the 18U Niagara Rapids boys team.

From 2014 to 2016 he rejoined Niagara as captain and setter. In his first year back he led the Knights to the OCAA Gold Medal and CCAA Bronze Medal. He was a Second Team West Division All-Star in 2014/2015 and a First Team selection in 2015/2016. He was the MVP at the 2014/2015 OCAA Championship. A two time Academic All-Canadian, Stone also won the Niagara College Leadership Award in 2014/2015.

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