Rick Nussbaum - Boys Director of Coaching, Youth | Kevin Veroneau - Girls Director of Coaching, Youth | Andy Richards - Girls Director of Coaching, Juniors | Steve Smucker - Boys Director of Coaching, Juniors
Steve Smucker, Junior Boys
third year as head coach for Bluffton University Men's
and Women's teams, Steve Smucker
will continue to build the program as the team's take last years improving numbers
into the 2005 campaign.
The women's team more than tripled their wins from a year ago with a 5-11 overall record.
A young and talented men's team took its bumps going 3-13, but looks to build in the 2005 season under the leadership of eight juniors and seniors.
acknowledges that a great deal was accomplished.
"I'm very pleased with the progress from last season.
Both teams have worked extremely hard in the offseason to improve their level of play.
In addition to those returning, I'm also excited about those athletes joining our teams this fall."
Prior to coaching at Bluffton, Smucker
taught Physical Education and coached boys soccer at
education includes degrees from Hesston College
(KS), Goshen College
(IN), and Temple University
tenure as the head coach at Christopher Dock
also led his
team to six district titles in eight years, including the school's first district title in 1996, accruing a record of 118 wins, 67 losses and 12 ties.
An Ohio native and graduate of Central Christian High School, Kidron, OH, Smucker went on to earn all-conference honors as a player both at Hesston and Goshen.
is also a fully licensed coach with the United States Soccer Federation
and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America
has extensive soccer clinician experience and is also very involved in his
church and community.