Stenman Set to Lead Volleyball Program
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
SHREVEPORT-Centenary's Director of Athletics, Dr. Tom Tallach, announced recently that Jon Stenman will take over the Ladies volleyball program, effective immediately.

Stenman joins Centenary after most recently serving as the head coach at Coker College, a Division II program, in South Carolina.

"We are pleased to have come to terms with Jon Stenman.  Not only does he have the experience and skill sets that we need, but also, and perhaps most importantly, he has a contagious enthusiasm for the direction that the program is going and for what the program can be," said Tallach.

He departs from Coker after two seasons at the helm of the Lady Cobras volleyball team. Leading Coker was Stenman's first stint as a collegiate head coach; in his two seasons he compiled a record of 8-53 and tripled his conference wins from the first year to the second.

Prior to becoming the head coach at Coker, Stenman came from Texas A&M University, where he was the head coach of the women's club volleyball team and physical education instructor.

Stenman served as the assistant coach at Shenandoah University for four seasons before his stint at Texas A&M.

A native of Rochester, New York, Stenman has a Bachelor's of Science degree from Shenandoah and Master's of Science in Kinesiology from Texas A&M. 

Before beginning his career as a coach and instructor, Stenman was a member of the United States Marine Corps for four years and was a two-time member of the All-Marine Volleyball team.

"I am excited and thankful for this unique situation that Centenary has afforded me and the opportunities it presents.  My goal is to assist in the transition and to make sure the volleyball program is stable throughout. I look forward to guiding the returners and newcomers to heights not seen by the program," said Stenman.