Second-year coach Steve Wallo is no stranger to coaching, the Northwest Conference or NCAA Division III.
Wallo spent the better part of two decades at Lewis & Clark College, first as an assistant baseball coach and Sports Information Director, then 13 years at the Director of Physical Education and Athletics. Wallo was known within the NWC as an administrator committed to Title IX/Gender Equity issues and for his role in moving the NWC from NAIA to NCAA III. He also was very active at the NCAA level, with roles on several committees, including as chair of the NCAA III Championships Committee.
After leaving coaching at the collegiate level, Wallo immediately turned his coaching focus on the youth programs of his children. With the transition from his son’s baseball teams to his daughter’s softball teams, he eventually spent over 10 years coaching different levels of softball, including six years as the head coach of the Oregon Silver Bullets 18 Gold program. Six of Wallo’s last nine ASA teams qualified for ASA nationals, finishing as high as 13th in 2007.
Spending the early part of his coaching career coaching several sports at the high school level, Wallo is in his 37th overall year of coaching. Currently he is the Director of Athletics/Development at C.S. Lewis Academy in Newberg.
Steve’s son, Bryan, was a baseball student-athlete at Lewis & Clark and his daughter, Megan, spent two years as a Wildcat softball player after transferring to Linfield in 2011. Steve and his wife, Cindy, live in Aloha.