He studied at Kramatorsk Secondary School # 12, was fond of sports. At first he was engaged in the Greco-Roman wrestling, then became involved in football, defended the goal of the youth team "Avangard" from Kramatorsk, dreamed of becoming a professional goalkeeper. He was a fan of Shakhtar Donetsk, attended his matches in Donetsk, traveled with a team to other cities of Ukraine.
He organized a KVC team with friends, who went to perform in different cities of Ukraine. Stepan also took care of an orphanage in Kramatorsk with his friends. They often visited the kids, brought them toys, clothes, books, treats. He told his girlfriend Stepan that when they get married, they have one child and adopt two more.