Beginning a soccer career at U-32 High School, Steve would excel and be named as a VT All State Player. The path to a higher level soccer education came as Steve became a member of a nationally ranked and recognized college program at Plymouth State College in New Hampshire. As a four year starter at PSC, the program was ranked in the top 20 nationally each season and won both a New England NCAA Division III Championship as well as an East Coast Athletic Conference title. Along with these honors Steve was also recognized as the teams outstanding defensive player for 2 seasons along with the teams most valuable player his senior season.
After graduation a long list of coaching and teaching opportunities followed. Collegiate coaching opportunities as assistant coach at St. Joseph’s College and then Head Men’s Coach at Daniel Webster College in Nashua NH, along with coaching the U19 NH girls team are coaching experiences that Steve took on before returning to Central VT. Once back in this area Steve has taught Physical Education at East Montpelier Elementary School and then U-32 High School combining for 24 years of teaching and coaching in the Washington Central Supervisory Union.
coaching accolades for U-32 has been accumulated on both the boys and girls side of the program. Beginning his coaching on the boys side of the program in the early 2000’s, back to back Boys Div. II State Championship followed during the 2005 & 2006 seasons. Along with the titles, several Capital Division Coach of the year and the Vermont Boys Large School Coach of the year award followed. Moving to the Girls side of the program in 2008 to help build and strengthen this program, he led the program to a semi final appearance in Div.I girls soccer and was recognized with Capital Division Girls coach of the year award along with the Vermont Girls Large School Coach of the Year. With success on both sides of the program Steve would be asked to move and support each side of the soccer program 2 more times. Back on the boys side, he would lead the team to his 3rd Div. II Boys State Championship in 2015. A goal of leading the girls program to its first state championship came true when the school won their first Vermont State Girls Div. II State Championship in 2020.
Along with the list of high school accomplishments, Steve has spent an equal amount of time developing and giving back to local soccer programs and clubs. He spent the last 25 years coaching local teams from ages U8 to U19 and supporting the growth of soccer in his community.