After Stanford, Steding played basketball in Japan and Spain (Banco Exterior 1993-1994) in the early 1990s before earning a spot on the U.S. national team, where she earned a gold medal in the 1996 Summer Olympics.
In 2001, Steding was named head women's basketball coach at Warner Pacific College. Under her leadership, Warner Pacific went to the NAIA basketball tournament for the first time in school history in 2004. In 2006, Steding's team won its first Cascade Conference championship and returned to the NAIA tournament. Steding was selected as Cascade Conference Coach of the Year. Also in 2006, she took a position as Director of Marketing and College Relations for Warner Pacific.