Lynn Stein was raised in San Diego, California and was named 1988 San Diego Volleyball Player of the Year. At 6'1", she was a volleyball, basketball and track and field phenom. A few of her accolades include California State High Jump Champion in 1987 and runner-up in 1988 and holding her school’s basketball rebound record for many years. Lynn started playing volleyball her freshman year of high school and went onto become one of the nation’s top recruits as she was named Volleyball First Team All American her senior year.
Lynn played volleyball on a full scholarship at UC Berkeley where she was also recruited by the track and field team for high jump. During her freshman year, she had a season high of 32 kills in a volleyball match against Oregon State and became a member of the Cal “30-Kill Club” which she shares with a select few other Golden Bears. She earned All Pac-10 (now Pac-12) Conference Freshman Team honors. Injuries unfortunately plagued her collegiate career and she was forced to retire in 1992. She was a Cal volleyball representative her senior year for many events and was named a Cal Assistant Volleyball Coach upon graduation.
After leaving her corporate career, Lynn has been a community leader through involvement in the PTA and School Site Council at her children's school, coaching CYO volleyball and middle school track and field.
Stein is also the Branson Boys Varsity Volleyball Coach. Previously she was the former co-founder of the Firebolts Volleyball Club, Terra Linda High School Freshmen Girls Volleyball Coach and Branson JV Girls Volleyball Coach.
Dave DeGroot, former Cal Volleyball Head Coach, says of Lynn:
“Lynn was one of the most athletic and talented athletes I have ever coached. Her dedication, work ethic and enthusiasm were key to her great performances and an inspiration for her teammates. If it weren’t for her career ending ACL injuries, I have no doubt she would have been a USA National Team member.
Lynn's focus is to educate through positive reinforcement, reduce sports injuries through core strength training, kinesiology and nutrition and foster a love for volleyball for boys and girls!
When Lynn is not cooking she enjoys time with her husband, two kids and dog.