Coach Stephen is currently in his 18th year of teaching in health and physical education with over 20 years of coaching (head and assistant) at the high school level. He has won 7 state championships at Collins Hill from 2008-2012 as well as never dropped below the top 3 in the state during his time there. He also won a state title at McIntosh in 1997 and came close finishing as state runner-up at McIntosh in 1998, at Parkview in 2000, and at Harrison in 2008. He has coached 110 state placers, 32 state champions, 12 All-Americans, and 2 future NCAA Division I All-Americans during his career. As an athlete, Coach Stephen was an undefeated Georgia State Champion his senior year and placed 2nd in the state as a junior.
Coach Stephen is married to his wife Autumn and they have a 6-year old son named Barron. He also has a twin brother, Mike, who is the head wrestling coach at Grayson High School in Gwinnett County.