|Title:||Volunteer Assistant Coach|
Dr. Bill Steffen enters his fifth season as an assistant at UNCG
in 2012. Steffen works primarily with the goalkeepers.
In his three years on the staff, Steffen has seen keeper Kelsey Kearney earn All-Southern Conference honors all three seasons and all-region honors in 2010. Already UNCG’s career shutouts leader with a season left to play, Kearney set a school record as a freshman in 2008 with a 0.48 goals against average and has posted three of the top four seasons in school history. Her 0.61 career mark is the best in school history.
Dr. Steffen brings a wealth of coaching experience to the Spartans and is no stranger to the UNCG soccer programs, having served as an assistant coach for UNCG's men's squad for one year. Steffen also served as an assistant on the North Carolina men's side for one year and women's side for three years before taking off for the University of Oregon from 1996-2005 to serve as head coach.
A national staff coach for the past 14 years, Steffen has also been a member of the NSCAA goalkeeping staff and also served as the NSCAA Division I Women's Soccer representative for three years while also serving as the West Regional Ranking Chair for four years. Steffen brings professional playing experience to the Spartans as well, having played five years for the Albany Capitals of the ASL and APSL.
Dr. Steffen, has completed his doctorate in sport and exercise psychology, also had coaching stints at Lyndon State College, University at Albany, Greensboro College, Furman and Duke. He served as an assistant at each school with the exception of Greensboro, where he held the head coaching position for two seasons.