Stephen Pryor was introduced to the sport of rowing as he entered his freshman year at West Orange High School in 2001. He began is rowing career as a coxswain at the Orlando Area Rowing Society (OARS). After graduating he continued his involvement with the sport through coaching.

Coaching rowing since 2005, Stephen began at a club college team for one year moving on to coaching the Women's Masters (21+) team at OARS for the next four years. Occasionally teaching Learn To Row classes at both OARS and ORC (Orlando Rowing Club), he continued to teach, coach and compete.

Stephen is currently in his third year of coaching the Juniors/High School men at OARS. He has assisted in coaching the men to Top 20 finishes in the country, and Top 3 finishes in the state each of those three years. 

Stephen is a USRowing Level III certified coach.

Stephen is CPR and First Aid certified.