New Catholic High School Head Coach Bobby Steinburg (Photo courtesy of Catholic High School)
Bobby Steinburg comes to Catholic after college stops at Youngstown State and Kent State
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
Catholic High School athletic director Lyndsey Boyce announced the hiring of Bobby Steinburg on Monday morning.
Steinburg will lead the varsity boy’s basketball program at Catholic High School. Coach Steinburg replaces Ricky Barbosa, who resigned earlier this year.
“From the first conversation Coach Steinburg and I had on the phone, I knew we had something really special there,” said Boyce in a press release. “We had a phenomenal connection in philosophy. I had to speed up the interview process because I knew that with his expertise, he wouldn’t be without a home for long. There were many great candidates, and Coach Steinburg was pretty quick to rise to the top. We have phenomenal coaches in the Crusader family, and the last few hires have further elevated our sense of faith, character, and culture.”
From 2006-2008, Steinburg resurrected a moribund Motlow State College (TN) program as head coach, after winning only seven games the season prior to his arrival. By year-two, he led Motlow to a new school record, 28-5 mark, was ranked as high as No. 8, and finished with a No. 15 final national ranking. From 2008-2017, Steinburg served as an assistant coach at NCAA Division I mid-major power, Kent State University (OH). His nine-year tenure with the Golden Flashes was highlighted by three Mid-American Conference regular-season championships, an average of over 21 wins per season, and seven postseason appearances.
Steinburg had a one-year stint at Youngstown State before returning to Virginia in 2018.
The coach will begin working with the team as soon as possible and is excited to begin integrating himself into the Catholic community at both CHS and at the elementary and middle school levels within the TCBL (Tidewater Catholic Basketball League).
“Joining the Catholic family begins an exciting new chapter! Virginia has always been home and having the opportunity to coach and mentor at a high school with such spirit and tradition is an honor,” Steinburg said. “Athletic Director Lyndsey Boyce, and the entire Catholic administration have made me feel right at home from the moment I walked in the doors. A first-class process!
Having spent a great deal of time watching strong basketball in Virginia high school gyms over the last 20-plus years, I know all too well how competitive the play is. There are some fantastic basketball coaches, not only in this area but all over the Commonwealth.”
Catholic has had a solid boy’s basketball program, but the Crusaders finished at the bottom of the VISAA Division I state poll for Boys Basketball in the 2019-2020 season. After winning the TCIS Championship and going 18-10 in 2018-2019, the Crusaders’ record dropped to 13-11 last season.
– Andy Hilton