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“My primary mission as a 16U High Performance Junior VB Coach is to train and teach committed and determined athletes how to maximize their skills, athletic abilities, and volleyball IQ in college-like team systems and advanced game strategies.”– Steven Bodo
This is Steven’s 17th year of coaching with PVC and his second year as the 16U Blue head coach. Last season with five freshmen on the roster, the Blue team competed in the Platinum Division winning one Platinum Power League Championship and the CEVA Bid Tournament. They also competed in the Open Division at five national tournaments and won the National Division Flight II championship at the 2018 USVB Nationals.
A Hungarian native of Transylvania, Steven learned the game of VB based on the “all-around” international indoor VB game system. He played five years under the Romanian state sponsored High Performance Club Sport School Program and three professional indoor seasons as a setter/opposite. His coaching career started in 1991 in Germany, where he coached a women’s regional club team to two undefeated seasons and two Regional Championships.
Steven came to the U.S. in 1994, and for three years he joined PVC as an assistant coach for 18U Black. From 2000 to 2003 he was the varsity coach at Sherwood High School leading the 2001 SHS Lady Bowmen to their most successful season to that date. In 2005 Steven returned to PVC as the Technical Assistant to all PVC Teams and coached all age groups from 12U to 18U. At the same time, he joined Carl Neuburger at West Linn as the JV coach, assisting him during five State Championship Tournaments and one State Championship Title.
From 2010 to 2017 Steven coached PVC 14U Red National participating in both 14U and 16U age group competitions. His “Redsters” Gold Division Championships include: three CEVA Power Leagues, Two CEVA Regional Championships, one National Bid Tournament (OR), one Bayview Classic (CA), one Volleyball Festival National Championship, two “16U” age group Willamette VB Classics (OR). Other top finishes to mention with pride are: a third-place at the VB Festival (PHX), an 11th place at the 2017 USAVB National Championships – National Division (MN), and two top-four finishes at the “16U” Willamette Classic (OR).
Steven was named the “3A Tri-Valley Volleyball Coach of the Year” (2001) and “PVC Coach of the Year” (2013, 2014), and he received the “Award of Merit in the Art of Coaching” in 2016. His 2017 Red Team finished with a 30-0 CEVA record, and his 2014 team was invited as the skill demo team for the “Art of Coaching Volleyball,” featuring top Division I college coaches.
Steven is fluent in four languages, and, professionally, he is an Investment Advisor Representative and Mortgage Broker. His younger son Jason is also playing high performance junior boys’ volleyball. When not working or coaching, Steven and his wife, Mona, enjoy reading, travel, art, movies, ethnic cooking, DIY home improvement projects, concerts and the Willamette Valley Wine Country.