Sabine Stork is entering her fifth season on the Pirates' volleyball coaching staff in 2018. In her first fouryears, she has helped lead steady improvement in the Pirate program, qualifying for the CCCAA SoCal Regional Playoffs three times in the past four years, breaking a seven-year period out of the post-season. In 2015, she and head Coach Brad Lyans led the team to its best finish since the Pirates last won the Western State Conference in 2005.
The matriarch of one of the most recognizable family names in the volleyball world—as wife of USA Olympic Gold medalist and current Cal State Northridge head's women's coach Jeff Stork, with two children competing collegiately and another playing professionally overseas—Sabine is a legendary figure in her own right. A standout player for Taft High School in the San Fernando Valley, she went on to win an NCAA National Championship as a member of the 1983 Cal State Northridge Women's Volleyball Team.
Sabine followed the culmination of her successful playing career with a headlong dive into coaching—and swiftly found another area in which to excel. She has coached for several renowned high school programs in her time, most notably Francis Parker of San Diego, where as Varsity Girls Head Coach in the late 1980's she won back-to-back CIF Championships.
She spent several seasons as the Head Varsity Girls Coach at Louisville High School, where she sent a plethora of graduates off to great collegiate success. Sabine is also one of the most valuable and treasured assistant coaches of the Los Angeles Volleyball Academy (LAVA), where she has worked for several years alongside Coach Lyans and captured a pair of Volleyball Festival National Championships.