Laura Stegall was Daytona State College’s selection to initiate their volleyball program. Daytona State will compete in their first season in 2013 under Stegall’s direction.
Stegall has experience with starting collegiate volleyball programs. In 2004 she launched the volleyball program at Indiana Tech. In her two seasons at the helm of Indiana Tech’s program, Stegall helped lay a strong foundation for the program. In 2005, the inaugural season, the Warriors went 15-12. Then next seasons Stegall lead the Warriors to a 28-9 overall record, receiving honors as the WHAC Coach of the Year.
In her two seasons at Indiana Tech, Stegall coached two All-Region and two All-WHAC honorees. Additionally her commitment to her team’s academic excellence translated into nine student-athlete Scholar Athlete honors and a 2007 team grade point average of 3.53.
Most recently Stegall has been the assistant coach at Embry-Riddle University. During her time with the team, the Eagles earned their first NAIA National ranking and first National Tournament berth.
Stegall was a two sport collegiate athlete at Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne. She competed in both basketball and volleyball. Stegall was a standout in volleyball, leading the Mastodons in kills and digs for three consecutive seasons. She recorded 36 kills against Lewis in 2000, which still stands as the IPFW single-match record. During her career at IPFW, she also broke records for career digs (1,625), single-season digs (505), and career kills (1,895). She finished her career as a three-time All-Conference and All-Region selection, and was named the 2000 Great Lakes Valley Player of the Year. In 2006 Stegall was inducted into the IPFW Hall of Fame.
Stegall graduated from IPFW in 2002. Before pursuing a career in coaching, she began her career as an elementary teacher.
In addition to her commitment to collegiate volleyball, Stegall has worked to enhance the development of young volleyball players. She was involved with N3 Volleyball Club from 2005-2007, and currently works with Atlantic Coast Juniors.
Stegall moved to Daytona Beach in 2007 when husband Randy accepted the position as head baseball coach at Embry-Riddle. The Stegalls reside in DeLand, Fl, with their two children Sarah and Ashtyn.