Steph Strauss12U-18U Resource Coach
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A native of Penn Hills, Pa., Strauss is currently the Director of Athletics and Activities for the Penn Hills School District. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Juniata College in 2011 and earned her Master’s degree from California Univ. of PA. Prior to working for Penn Hills, Strauss was an assistant coach at the United States Naval Academy for three seasons where she was the recruiting coordinator and was responsible for the offense and setters. Before Navy, Strauss was an assistant coach at Juniata College for three seasons. She ranks eighth in Juniata College history with over 3,400 career assists. She helped lead the Eagles to the title match of the 2009 NCAA (Division III) Tournament and to the semifinal of the event in 2007, `08 and `10. Juniata amassed an overall record of 142-20 during her four seasons. Individually, Strauss received numerous laurels for her efforts both on the volleyball court and in the classroom. She was both a three-time All-American (2008, `09, 10) and a First-Team Academic All-American (2010) in her career. Strauss also was selected as the Landmark Athletic Conference’s Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year for her sport (2010) and received the NCAA “Elite 88” Academic Award for having the highest grade-point average in Division III volleyball in 2009.