Steven Gream enters his fifth season as the head coach of the Union University volleyball program. Gream, only the second head coach in the Union volleyball history, continued the winning tradition by leading the squad to an 11th straight winning season and capturing the 2008 TranSouth Tournament Title. In addition to this head coaching duties for volleyball, Gream will work with the athletic facilities director.
Gream is coming off third straight season with at least 25 wins. In 2008, he led the team to just their second NAIA National Tournament appearance in program history. Last season, his squad was 27-8 record and finished second place in the TranSouth regular season standings with a 10-4 mark.
During his four seasons at Union, Gream has a career record of 98-47 (.676). He has one TranSouth Tournament Title, one NAIA National Tournament appearance and two NAIA Region Tournament appearances (region tournament eliminated in 2007).
After graduating from Union University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in History, Gream spent five years at his high school alma mater, North Pemiscot High School in Wardell, Missouri. At North Pemiscot, Gream was the high school and junior high volleyball coach, as well as, a high school history teacher. In August of 2004, Gream completed his Masters of Education degree from Union University.
In each summer, starting in 2005, Gream has led a group of high school volleyball players to Hawaii for a series of matches. Through his coaching in this type of environment, Gream has witnessed top-notch volleyball talent and numerous styles of play. This experience serves well for Gream as he prepares his teams to compete in the very competitive TranSouth Conference and the NAIA.
Gream, a native of Portageville, Missouri, has worked with local clubs and leagues in the community to develop new volleyball programs for young kids, and in doing so, has increased the participation and quality of volleyball in his area. He also is a member of the AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association).
During his time at Union as a student, Gream was the student assistant coach for the volleyball team. Over those two seasons, Union compiled an overall record of 78-18 with a TranSouth Conference regular season and tournament championship. Union also participated in two NAIA Region XI Tournaments, as well as, two appearances in the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) National Tournament.