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|Full name||Mark Luther Steffens|
|Date of birth||June 9, 1953|
|Place of birth||Huntington, New York, United States|
|Stumptown Athletic (head coach)|
|1971–1974||King's College Lions|
|1975–1976||New York Apollo|
|1975–1979||Berner High School|
|1980–1983||The King's College|
|1983–1984||Farmingdale State College (assistant)|
|1983–1984||New York Arrows (assistant)|
|1985–1986||New York Express (assistant)|
|1986–1987||New York Express|
|1988–1994||Syosset High School (assistant)|
|1995–1996||Chaminade High School|
|2019||Charlotte Lady Eagles (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Mark Luther Steffens (born June 9, 1953 in Huntington, New York, United States) is an American soccer coach who is currently head coach of Stumptown Athletic in the National Independent Soccer Association.
A native of Huntington, New York and also raised in Syosset, New York, Steffens attended The King's College in New York City, where he graduated with a degree in Physical Education. He started for the soccer team in each of his four years at the college.
Upon graduating from college, Steffens signed his first and only professional contract with American Soccer League side New York Apollo. Soon after this experience, he immediately began his coaching career.
Steffens began his coaching career at the high school level, where he held the position of head coach at Berner High School from 1975-1979. He later took over the head coach position at his alma mater, The King's College for the next three years and then subsequently joining Farmingdale State College as an assistant for a year.
After experiences at both the secondary and post-secondary levels, Steffens was hired as an assistant coach under Shep Messing for the New York Arrows of the Major Indoor Soccer League. The franchise struggled in the New York market and fell into bankruptcy. Steffens was hired again as an assistant in another New York incarnation in the MISL with the New York Express. A year later, he was promoted to the role of head coach.
Steffens returned to youth coaching as he accepted an assistant coach position at Syosset High School, where he remained in this capacity until 1994. While holding this role, he served as coaching director for the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) and head coach for one of the league's clubs, the Commack Connection, from 1990-1996. After these posts, he served as head coach at Chaminade High School for two years.
After spending his entire life and career in New York, Steffens moved to Charlotte in 1997, where he accepted the head coaching role with the Charlotte Eagles. He served in this role from 1997 to 2014. Under his direction, the club won two USL-2 Championships. He was awarded the USL-2 Coach of the Year award twice in 2004 and 2008 respectively. In 2007, he was named into the USL Hall of Fame. He left as head coach when the Eagles decided to self-relegate to the USL PDL after the 2014 season.
Steffens is the son of Rev. Paul Steffens, director of the Christian Fellowship House in Syosset and also pastor of Syosset Gospel Church, along with his other son. Steffens is also a non-denominational ordained minister himself.
- USL-2 Championship (2): 2000, 2005
- USL-2 Coach of the Year (2): 2004, 2008
- USL Hall of Fame inductee
- "Richard Nightingale Named Team President; Mark Steffens as Head Coach". Pittsburgh Riverhounds Soccer Club. December 17, 2014. Archived from the original on December 17, 2014. Retrieved December 17, 2014.
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