Steve Grant

Steve Grant

Department Chair


Grant is a 1969 graduate of Biola University, where he was a three-sport athlete. As a guard for the basketball team, he was named team MVP both his junior and senior years. He earned First Team All-Conference, All-District, and All-Far West honors as a defender on the Eagles' soccer team, and played baseball his freshman and junior years. He remained at his alma mater upon graduation for two years as a basketball and soccer assistant coach.

In 1971, Grant moved to Salem, Ore., to become head boys' basketball coach and head baseball coach at Salem Academy. In 1975, he switched from baseball to volleyball. From 1981-82, Grant coached the women's basketball team and was head men's soccer coach at Western Baptist College (now Corban University) in Salem.

Steve Grant, whose tenure at George Fox University was the longest of any current coach, coached the George Fox women's volleyball team from 1982 to 2015, having established the program as one of the most consistent winners in the nation during that time. He has also served as chair of the health and human performance department since 2003, and was honored by his peers with the 2006-07 Faculty Achievement Award for Undergraduate Teaching. He also served as an assistant coach with the men's basketball program at George Fox until 1995.

Grant, who also earned a master's degree in education from Linfield College in 1985, lives in Newberg with his wife Kathy, an admissions counselor for the Continuing Education Department at George Fox. They have two sons, both married and living in the Portland area.