The Providence Academy Athletic Department is pleased to announce the appointment Stephanie Remley to the position of Varsity Volleyball Coach and Program Head. Her energy, passion for teaching, and experience as a coach will help her successfully oversee not only the varsity team, but also PA’s entire volleyball program, which includes students in grades 5-12.
Remley comes to PA with first-hand experience having played prep volleyball at Wayzata High School in addition to her participation in Minnesota One Volleyball Club through high school.
After high school, she matriculated to Ferris State University before transferring to St. Cloud State University where she earned a degree in mass communication with an emphasis in advertising and a minor in graphic design.
Following her own experience as a student athlete, Remley served as a head coach for the M1 Volleyball Club in Bloomington and as a B-Squad and JV coach at St. Louis Park High School. During these assignments, she grew as a coach and developed student athletes both on and off of the court. She worked to stay up to date on the latest coaching techniques and theories and applied them to the game in thoughtful ways. This dedication and passion helped develop her skillset to becoming a head coach.
“Between Steph’s experience, passion, and enthusiastic approach to the art of coaching, I am confident that she will make great headway into developing Providence Academy’s volleyball program,” said Athletic Director Rick Johns.
Remley’s program goals are clear. She wants to create a uniform training program to ensure proper technique across all levels, increase numbers of participants in the program, build Providence into the power house team in the IMAC Conference, and lead the team to a deep playoff run over the next few seasons.
When asked ‘Why Providence,’ Remley said, “Providence attracted me because of its instilment of moral character, leadership, and service to others in students’ daily lives. I believe these characteristics are building blocks in successful people, successful teams, and successful athletes.”
She further articulated her excitement of “meeting and working with the Providence Academy community to further the volleyball program and providing players with all of the tools they need to be successful, keeping a positive gym culture, and showing the student athletes that I care about them as more than just people who wear a jersey.”