Camp & Clinic Administrator
Tony Stratman grew up in Affton, St. Louis, MO graduating from Affton High School in 2004, where he began playing volleyball as a Freshman. Following high school, Tony continued playing competitively at Missouri Baptist University. After graduating and majoring in Business Administration & Marketing in 2008, Tony began his career in the volleyball world by joining St. Louis Sports Center as their Volleyball Director.
In 2009, Tony formed Stratman Sports to operate events not limited to the St. Louis Sports Center facility. Ultimately, he left his role as Volleyball Director and became a tenant at the facility and continued operating the volleyball programs as Stratman Sports.
Within a couple years after starting Stratman Sports, the business quickly expanded with many new partnered facilities and organizations!
Tony serves as an executive board member for the Gateway USA Volleyball Region and also serves as the Camp Administrator & Tournament Director for St. Louis' largest volleyball club - High Performance-STL.
In 2020, Stratman Sports, High Performance-STL and Ace Volleyball Lab opened their new facility - Legacy VTC in Gravois Bluffs, MO. Tony serves as the managing partner for Legacy VTC.
In 2022, Tony joined the Chesterfield Sports Associate (CSA) and serves as a vice president of their board of directors. CSA opened their state-of-the-art 18 court volleyball / 9 court basketball facility in March 2023.
When Tony is not directing or organizing volleyball programs, he loves to be on the court playing. Tony lives by his motto: "Volleyball...ALL DAY EVERYDAY!"
2013 Robert L. Lindsay Meritorious Service Award (USA Volleyball) - received by Executive Director & Owner, Tony Stratman
Named in honor of a former USA Volleyball President. The award recognizes those individuals who have contributed greatly to the sport of volleyball on a regional level.
Associate Volleyball Director & South Junior Program Director
Sara has been coaching volleyball since 2006. She began coaching to help her younger brother’s grade school team and never looked back. After coaching a few elementary teams while in high school she then made the switch to coaching club for a number of years. Sara began coaching for Stratman Sports in 2009 serving as a head coach and as a coaching director starting in 2017. Sara also served as the JV head coach and assistant varsity coach at NDHS for 4 years. Most recently she accepted a full time position as the Associate Volleyball Director and Operations Manager for Stratman Sports.
Sara hopes to instill in her players a strong work ethic, good sportsmanship and passion for the game.
In her free time, Sara enjoys playing volleyball, hanging out with her two dogs and traveling with her husband Aaron (a former Vianney 3x state champion volleyball player).
Associate Volleyball Director, West Junior Program Director & Adult Program Director
Spencer is from Columbus, Ohio where he played 4 years of High School ball, lettering 3 of them. He moved to St. Louis where he played 4 years collegiately at Missouri Valley College, Fontbonne University, and Missouri Baptist University. He starting coaching in 2005 and has since coached at the club, high school and college level. In his coaching career, he has had 1 Open qualification, 1 National qualification, and 4 USA qualifications.
In his free time he enjoys reading, cooking BBQ and watching volleyball.
Junior Program Assistant Director & Private Lesson Coach
5 year Varsity starter at Missouri Baptist University .
Recipient of 1st Team All American Award.
Played professionally with SuperLiga in Madrid, Spain.
Played men's AVP beach doubles (5 years).
Assistant Coach 4 years Varsity Men's Volleyball at Francis Howell North.
Head coached club volleyball teams with Elite, H2 STL and High Performance-STL.
Stratman Sports' coaches consist of current & former USAV players, collegiate players, grade school to high school coaches, and/or referees. They are all seasoned players of the game and have a true passion for both playing and coaching of the sport. Our coaches have a wide array of teaching techniques and drills that they will use in order to develop the player’s individual skills and teamwork. We are DEDICATED to teaching the lifelong sport of volleyball to ALL players!
Camp & Clinic Administrator
"I would like to thank all our customers for choosing Stratman Sports! Your loyalty and patronage over the years holds great value to me and our organization! As our current customers know and our future customers will quickly learn - volleyball is a lifestyle and a lifelong sport. The passion & love for the game brings people together. Whether it's coaching or playing, our crew lives for volleyball! The Stratman Sports Crew and I would like to extend our 'Thank You's' and we look forward to servicing the volleyball community for many years to come!"