- 6 years Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Lone Star Brahmas - NAHL - 15+ Years of Youth Hockey Coaching (U12 - Jr's) - Ignite360 Certified Sports Performance Trainer - Over 20 yrs of playing and coaching experience
Steve grew up in the hockey hotbed of northern New Jersey and played his youth hockey with the New Jersey Devils Youth Hockey Club. In 1998, Steve won a New Jersey High School State Championship playing at Seton Hall Prep. In 1999, his team, the Midget AAA American Eagles, won the bronze medal in the U.S National Tier 1 Tournament coached by Stanley Cup Winner and former Chicago Blackhawks Assistant Coach Mike Haviland. After being recruited for a number of junior programs across the mid-west and receiving collegiate scholarships from New England schools, Steve decided to play his college hockey at Villanova University (ACHA Division 1) where he was named captain his senior year and led the team in scoring in 2001-02 and 2002-03.
Steve is also a certified personal trainer through the Ignite360 program. "The system, derived from the Ignite Performance Training methodology honed over three decades of developing elite-level athletes at IMG Academy in Florida offers fully customizable training programs and a unique comprehensive system for measuring progression." Utilizing this training platform led Steve to be the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Lone Star Brahmas (NAHL) team for 6 seasons.
Steve has 15+ years of coaching experience with peewee, bantam and midget hockey across three states: New Jersey for the New Jersey Colonials…Illinois for the Falcons Hockey Association…Tennessee for the Nashville Jr. Predators. Here in Texas, Steve has coached for: Grapevine/Colleyville High School - Assistant Coach - (TAHA Varsity Silver State Champions) - 2014 Southlake High School - Assistant Varsity Coach - 2017 Lone Star Battalion - Director Spring Tournament Teams - 2017, 2018 Lone Star Brahmas - Head Strength and Conditioning Coach - 2012 to 2019 Jr. Brahmas: U16AA/U18AA - Head Coach - 2012-2016 NA3HL Assistant Coach - 2016/2017 U12AA - Head Coach - 2018 U14AA - Head Coach - 2019
Currently Roles Include: Northwest Hockey Club - Head Coach Cutting Edge Fencing Center - Head Strength Coach
Steve's coaching philosophy embraces the elements of hard work, dedication to the team, respect for the game and having fun.
Steve, his wife Erin, daughters Harper and Beckett and dogs Miller and Shiner, reside in North Richland Hills, TX.