Petaluma's Stern won't return next year

Posted by Staff Writer Eric Branch:
Petaluma High girls’ volleyball coach Ben Stern won’t return next season after leading the Trojans to a 27-9 record and the North Coast Section Division II title, the program’s first section championship.
Stern, 23, a former all-CIF middle blocker at Scripps Ranch High in San Diego, played club volleyball at Sonoma State. He spent two years at Petaluma as an off-campus coach. He recently moved to Hillsboro, Ore., about 20 miles outside Portland, after his fiancee found a job in the area.