Ben has coached a variety of teams with Athena as well as running many position training and skills camps. Ben Stern enters his fourth season as an assistant coach with the Pacific volleyball program in 2016.
Ben was also the head coach at Tualatin High School for three seasons where he was a two-time Pacific Conference Coach of the Year selection (2010 and 2011) and led the Timberwolves to three straight OSAA 6A playoff appearances.
Prior to coming to the Northwest, Ben spent five seasons (2004 to 2009) coaching at Petaluma High School in Petaluma, CA where he led Petaluma to the CIF NorCal North Coast sectional championship in 2009. Ben also coached for five seasons with the Empire Volleyball Club and one season (2008) as a volunteer assistant women’s coach at NCAA Division II Sonoma State.
A native of San Diego, Ben graduated from Sonoma State in 2009 with a degree in teaching and earned his master’s degree from Pacific University in 2012. Ben and Melissa are the proud parents of a baby girl born in July of 2015, Dinah.