Coach Francis Stephens

Head Soccer Coach

 

Coach Francis Stephens, a 2002 graduate of Bowsher High School, has been coaching soccer for over 10 years. Mr. Stephens started his coaching career in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania working with STM Soccer Club and Upper St. Clair High School. As an assistant at Upper St. Clair, Francis helped lead them to an undefeated season (27-0-0) and a the P.I.A.A. Class AAA State Championship.

 

Once back in Toledo, Mr. Stephens served as a Junior Varsity Red & Blue coach for St. Francis de Sales High School. After a stint with St. Francis, he then moved on to Anthony Wayne High School where he served as the Associate Head Coach and Interim Head Coach. In 2008, the Generals won a share of the NLL title, a District title, a Regional title and advanced to the State Final Four. Coach Stephens was named the NWOSSCA and OSSCA Assistant Coach of the Year. In 2009, Francis led the Generals to a District title and return to Regionals.

As the head coach of Ottawa Hills, Coach Stephens won back-to-back TAAC and District titles. In 2010, he led the Green Bears to a Regional title and a state Final Four. In 2011, Coach Stephens led his team back to the Regional Finals and was named the TAAC and NWOSSCA Division III Public School Coach of the Year. This past fall, he served as the Associate Head Coach for Sylvania Northview High School where he helped lead the Wildcats to a District title and Division 1 Regional runners-up.

 

Francis previously was a senior-level staff coach for the Pacesetter Soccer Club and worked on the Ohio North and Region II Coaching Staff for the Olympic Development Program (ODP). Coach Stephens carries USSF ‘C’ licensure and a NSCAA Advanced National Diploma.

 

Mr. Stephens received his bachelor’s in marketing, with a minor in Psychology from Full Sail University in 2014. Coach Stephens enjoys spending time with his family (Chris) and her sons Cameron and Braden.

 

 

Contact: fstephens@sfsknights.org

 

As 2012 District Runner-ups, the St. Francis soccer team aims to teach students the value of dedication to physical, spiritual, and social growth. The program helps young men reach their full potential outside the classroom and allows for strengthened bonds with their brothers. To participate in this program, students must attend tryouts during the first week of August and be selected by the coaching staff. Practice is from 3pm-5pm during the school week.

 

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