Stephanie Wharton begins her 11th year overall assisting with the volleyball program in 2020-21. Wharton previously served as an assistant under former head coach Heather Taylor for five seasons and spent 2015 as head coach Joanna Ehman's top assistant.
Wharton comes with a wealth of volleyball experience both as a player and as a coach.
She was a four-year standout at Covenant from 2002-05 where she set the program record for digs in a career with 1,919 and was an NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athlete in 2005. During her career, she was a team captain for three years and played two years as an outside hitter and two as the libero. Wharton was a Maclellan Scholar and graduated in 2006 with a degree in English and a minor in Biblical Studies.
As a senior, she coached club volleyball with former Covenant head coach Heather Taylor before serving as an assistant coach at Bryan for a year. Wharton then returned to Covenant to assist Taylor with the program through the 2012 season.
She and her husband, Ben, have four sons: Zeke, Josiah, Luke, and Bo. The family lives on Lookout Mountain.