Ventura College Athletics
Steve Staniland
Steve Staniland
Title: Assistant Offensive Line / Character Development
Phone: 805-289-6345
Years at VC: 16th Year
Associate's Degree: A.A. Ventura College, 1980
Bachelor's Degree: B.S., Southern Methodist University, 1982

Steve Staniland enters his sixth season in his second stint with the Pirates as a Player Development Assistant. He also spent 10 years on the VC sidelines from 1995-2005.  A three-sport athlete at Santa Clara High School in the 1970's, He signed with the Oakland A's out of high school and finished his baseball career in the St. Louis Cardinals organization.

Coach Staniland returned home after an arm injury ended his baseball career and enrolled at Ventura College.  He played two seasons of football for the Pirates in 1978 and 1979, earning the Team MVP, first-team All-Western State Conference honors.  he was also named the co-Offensive Player of the Year Award in the WSC and was named All-State and All-American.  He was a mid-year transfer to Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Tex. where he started for two seasons at left tackle for the "Pony Express" teams featuring running backs Eric Dickerson and Craig James. Staniland was inducted into the Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.

Coach Staniland has been married for 40 years with his wife Pam and they have three sons, Jeff, Jon, and James, and three beautiful grandchildren, Talan, Kailee, and Klay.