Mark Steffens

Mark Steffens

Head Coach

Mark Steffens brings expertise in player identification and development, mentoring young coaches and players, leadership and a history of winning to the new Stumptown Athletic professional soccer club. He has decades of coaching experience in New York, Pittsburgh and Charlotte, which will be invaluable to the team.

Steffens knows the game. He was a starter all four years at The King’s College in New York City, then signed with the New York Apollo of the American Soccer League. Shortly after ending his career as a professional player, he started coaching, first at the high school, then college level.

Steffens moved into the professional coaching realm when he joined the Major Indoor Soccer League’s New York Arrows, then the New York Express. In 1997, he moved to Charlotte, accepting the head coaching role with the Charlotte Eagles, a position he held until 2014. Under his leadership, the club won two USL-2 championships. Steffens was twice named USL-2 Coach of the Year, and in 2007, was inducted into the USL Hall of Fame. In 2014, he was hired as head coach of the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. He’s currently the assistant coach for the Women’s Premiere Soccer League Lady Eagles.

Steffens and his wife Diane have three daughters and 10 grandchildren.