Coach Josh Steinbach will serve as a floater coach for Club Lehigh Power for the 2019-20 season working with various teams and players as needed.
Coach Steinbach begin his 13th season at the helm of the Villanova volleyball program in 2019. His career-record of 201-165 (.549) stands alone as the most victories among head coaches in history of the program.
Steinbach was named the 2015 AVCA East Coach Region Coach of the Year after coaching the Wildcats to a 25-9 record, earning the program’s second-ever NCAA Tournament bid. Villanova’s 25 wins in a season were the most in a season since the 1993 team won 26. The 2015 squad went 14-4 in the BIG EAST and finished in second place on the season, its highest finish since 1997. He currently ranks fourth among active BIG EAST head coaches in wins.
While successful on the court, Steinbach’s teams have always performed well in the classroom, earning the AVCA Team Academic Award nearly every year since he has been a head coach. The Wildcats are currently on a nine-year streak of earning the AVCA team All-Academic award, and have earned the award 13 times total.
He was the BIG EAST Coach of the Year in his first season at Villanova and has developed the program into one that is capable of being consistently successful in the BIG EAST Conference.
Steinbach has seen his Wildcats earn seven AVCA All-Region honors while being named All-BIG EAST selections 13 times. Maroon is the only three-time all-region honoree in program history and earned that distinction three straight years from 2009-11. She was joined on the All-Northeast Region team by teammate Maggie Mergen in 2010, while Cherkez previously earned the honor in 2007. The BIG EAST honors for Villanova since 2007 have included six All-BIG EAST first team selections, seven second team picks and more than 45 weekly award winners. Maroon and Mergen each were first team selections in consecutive seasons in 2010-11.
Most recently before coming to Villanova, Steinbach was the assistant coach at Wright State from 2005-07. His responsibilities there included serving as recruiting coordinator, overseeing the team’s video breakdown of opponents and on-court coaching duties. Prior to his Wright State experience, Steinbach was an assistant at the University of Cincinnati from 2003-05. He has also held assistant coaching positions at Penn State and San Diego Mesa Community College.
Steinbach played collegiate volleyball at both San Diego Mesa Community College and George Mason University. After earning his Associates Degree from San Diego Mesa Community College in 1999, he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Penn State University in 2002.
A native of State College Pa., Steinbach has two sons, Bennett and Carson.