Rachel Stienbarger Madonna University Women’s Basketball Coach
Steinbarger comes to Madonna after two seasons as an assistant coach for NAIA Division I University of Great Falls (Mont.). In her first year at UGF she helped the Lady Argos advance to the program's second NAIA Tournament appearance and second trip to the NAIA Elite 8. She helped coach Erin Legel to NAIA All-American status in her senior year and helped coach 2017 Frontier Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Stephanie McDonagh.
Prior to her time at UGF, Steinbarger spent a year at Lancaster Bible College (Pa.), where she coached the program to a 24-6 record, a program record that still stands, and the NEAC South Division title in her only year as head coach. She was named NEAC Coach of the Year and the team advanced to the National Christian College Athletic Association Division II Tournament where it finished third.
Steinbarger began her coaching career as an assistant coach at Franklin College (Ind.), where the team finished with a two-year record of 35-18 to place second both years.
Steinbarger was a four-year starter and a co-captain while competing for Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Ind. IWU had a 115-26 record during her career and advanced to the NAIA National Tournament all four years, including two Elite Eight appearances and one Final Four. She was an active member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and participated in three school-sponsored mission trips during her undergraduate career. She holds a master's degree from Liberty University in Christian ministries with an emphasis in leadership, and a bachelor's degree in sports and recreation management from IWU.