Director of College Placement
Steve has been involved and highly successful for numerous years at all levels of soccer coaching, including the U.S. Soccer’s National team player development system and he has coached or mentored numerous state, regional and national championship teams. Steve has also tutored numerous players who themselves have won national youth, collegiate, Major League Soccer and W-League championships. As well, many of which have earned spots on our men’s and women’s national-team rosters and represented the USA in World Cups.
Since 2011 Steve has served as an Executive Director of Coaching for the Lonestar Soccer Club. Most recently as the Executive Director of Recreation overseeing the base of the club's pyramid serving 2000+ players and now has taken on the role of Director of College Placement. Using his Collegiate Coaching, University Admission Counselor, Athletic Director and Executive Director of Coaching experiences he has helped place over 1000 male and female student-athletes into collegiate soccer programs at every level of play. He has a wealth of experience and connectivity to the college placement process that benefits all of our players and their families wishing to play collegiate soccer.
Prior to that, Steve served as the South Director of Coaching for Lonestar SC in 2010-11, the Austin United Capital Soccer Club (2008-10) where he was instrumental in helping to lead the successful merger between Lonestar SC & the AU Capitals. He also served as the Director of Soccer for the Greensboro Youth Soccer (2004-2008) and Director of Coaching for the Greensboro SC (1998-2003).
COACHING EDUCATION: NSCAA Advanced National Diploma; National Soccer Coaches Association of America (1982-present)
National: US Soccer National Scout (1991-2006); USSF Developmental Academy (2007-2008)
Regional: Region I ODP Staff Coach (1987-1990); Region III ODP Staff Coach (1994-2009); Region III ODP Region team Assistant Coach 2006-2010; Region III ODP Region team Head Coach (2011-2013).
Professional: Assistant Coach Carolina Dynamo USL/PDL, 2006-2008, 2007 Conference Champions USL finalist, multiple players drafted in MLS. Most notable MLS players coached: Michael Harrington- Portland Timbers/UNC-Chapel Hill; Zach Loyd- FC Dallas/UNC-Chapel Hill; Corey Ashe- Houston Dynamo/UNC- Chapel Hill; Sam Cronin- San Jose Earthquakes/Wake Forest University; Marcus Tracey- San Jose Earthquakes/Wake Forest University; Ike Opara- Sporting Kansas City/Wake Forest University; Brian Carroll- Philadelphia Union/Wake Forest University; Warren Creaville- Houston Dynamo/Furman University; Shea Salinas- San Jose Earthquakes/Furman University.
College: Head Men’s Coach Alfred University, NCAA III, 1984-1990, NSCAA Northeast Regional Coach of the Year & National Finalist 1988 and 1990, Eight National All-Americans, 43 Regional All Americans, six of seven post season appearances, NCAA III Elite Eight 1988, AU Hall of Fame Honoree- 1988 Men's Soccer Team (2006).
Head Men's Coach Greensboro College, NCAA III, 1991-1998 NSCAA South Regional Coach of the Year & National Finalist 1992 and 1996. Eleven National All-Americans, 64 Regional All Americans, six of seven post season appearances, NCAA III South Regional Champions and Elite Eight appearance (1996), NCAA DIII National Tournament appearances (1992, 1994-1997), GC Hall of Fame Team Inductee- 1995 Men's Soccer (2009), GC Hall of Fame Inductee- Coach 1991-1997 (2010).
Head Women’s Coach: Greensboro College, NCAA III, 1994-1998
Slippery Rock State University, SRSU Men's Soccer Hall of Fame Inductee (2013)