Stephen Groves, assistant men's basketball coach, was born and raised in Greenville where he attended high school from 2002-06 playing football and basketball. Groves continued his basketball career at Greenville College from 2006-10 and was named varsity captain his senior year.
He graduated from Greenville College in 2010 with a 4.0 GPA in mathematics education. During his senior year, he was selected to represent Greenville College as the school’s Lincoln Laureate, an award for academic and extra curricular excellence, given to one student at each college and university in the state of Illinois.
In 2011, he became a graduate assistant for the men’s basketball team at Greenville while pursuing a master’s degree in education.
Beginning in 2013, he took on a full-time position at Greenville consisting of assistant coaching for the men’s basketball team and teaching assignments in the mathematics department. During the summers he serves as director of conference services, overseeing camp groups that use the college facilities.
Stephen married his wife Kelsey, a fellow Greenville graduate, in the summer of 2010. His wife Kelsey held offices on campus in both admissions and student development before leaving work to stay home with their first child, Camden, born in March 2016.