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DG Warriors Volleyball Coaching Staff

Dawn Stepic
Heidi Balicki
Diana Ford
Derick Polk

Lauren Tucker

Coach Dawn Stepic

Dawn Stepic

“My commitment will always be to the children and providing a safe and positive atmosphere to teach the sport of volleyball. ”

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North Royalton High School Coach
North Royalton Middle School Coach, current

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Diana Ford

Diana Ford

Volleyball Coaching Positions
• Miami University Head Coach
• Capital University Head Coach
• Bexley High School Head Coach
• Illinois State University Assistant Coach Graduate Assistant
• Otterbein College Head Coach
• Wright Patterson Air Force Woman USA Volleyball Team in Dayton
• Solon High School JV Volleyball Coach 2012 & 2013
• Hawken Upper School JV Volleyball Coach 2010 & 2012
• Sports Imports Volleyball Camps at Wright State University (US Men's Team training at Wright State)

Volleyball Referee
• Former Big Ten Conference
• Former MidAmerican Conference
• Ohio Athletic Conference and NAIA Volleyball Referee thru Fall 2009
• Baldwin Wallace, John Carroll, Case Western, Ursuline College, Notre Dame College
• Former OHSAA Volleyball Official
• Former USA National Volleyball Official (Among first six women in US & first in Region)

• OHSAA Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame
• Big Ten Conference Whistle of Pride Award

Volleyball Related Positions
• First Chairman of OHSAA Volleyball Board
• Organized OHSAA State Volleyball Coaches Clinics
• Miami University Athletic Board for the Sport of Volleyball
• Wright State University Volleyball Coaching Classes for area high school coaches
• On-court volunteer, 1996 Olympics, 4 weeks in Atlanta

Playing Experience
• Fairmount West High School
• Ohio State University
• USVBA Volleyball Team in Columbus

• BS in Physical Education, The Ohio State University
• Masters in Education, Illinois State University
• OHSAA Coaching Clinics, 2010-2013
• Workshops: Doug Beal, Mick Haley, Mary Jo Peppler, etc.

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Derick Polk

Born Cleveland, Ohio
Head Coach DG Warriors JO 13s & 14s
Head Volleyball Coach, Hawken Middle School 7/8th Grade

High School: Cleveland Central Catholic, Graduated 1978
Attended and played at Arizona Western College 1978-1980
Attended and played at The Ohio State University 1980-1983
Graduated B.A.Degree in Recreation Education

Professional Career
Played in Belgium
Played in Australia
Played in Brazil
Played in C.B.A.
Played with Harlem Globetrotters

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