Class of 1986
Steve prepped at Niles East High School. His collegiate wrestling was at Northern Illinois University. He began his coaching at Illinois State which working on his Master’s degree.
He has coached at Fenton High School for the Past 20 years; l8 years as a Varsity Coach. His dual meet record during this time has been: 279-6 7 -7.
He has won 11 Conference Champion ships
5 Regional Championships
3 Sectional Championships
l STATE CHAMPIONSHIP in 1973
He had won 65 consecutive dual meets at one time: 1977-1981.
His teams have placed in the State Top 20 6 times including a 4th and 1st
He has had 44 State Qualifiers; with 17 State Place winners; 2 were State Champions.
He has coached wrestler’s downstate at every weight with 8 out of the 12 weight classes placing
He has coached 13 wrestlers with over 40 wins in one season.
He has started out and coached 3 National Junior Free -Style Champions.
He has had two Big 10 Champions; 1 National Junior College Champion and 1 Division II All American.
Steve was honored as the Coach of the Year in 1973· He was President of the IWCOA in 1981-1982.
He has presented Research papers on weight reduction to the National Health and Physical Education Convention.
He has published over 35 articles on Wrestling in various coaching Journal He has been a clinician at various camps and schools.
In 1965 He was awarded the Outstanding Athlete and Academic Citizenship and Achievement Award at Northern Illinois University.
In 1994 Northern Illinois University awarded him the Alumni-Coaching Award
Steve has also been the Head Tennis Coach for the past 20 years, winning numerous conference, sectional titles and invitational title