POULTNEY - Green Mountain College Director of Athletics Keith
Bosley announced on Wednesday the hiring of Peter Steese as the new
Men's Head Soccer Coach. Steese becomes the sixth coach in the
33-year history of the program.
"We are extremely fortunate to be able to add one of New
England's most respected and highly experienced coaches to our
staff at Green Mountain," said Bosley. "The community will
greatly benefit from his ability as both a coach and an
Steese joins the Green Mountain program after a successful
23-year career at Colby-Sawyer College in which he amassed a record
of 187-213-18. As part of The Commonwealth Coast Conference
(TCCC) since 1995 and then the North Atlantic Conference (NAC)
since 2011, Steese's teams have only once missed the post-season
while claiming three championship appearances, one championship and
one East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC) Tournament
Coach Steese has served two three-year terms as Chair of the New
England Intercollegiate Soccer League (NEISL) Honors Committee and
as TCCC liaison to the NCAA Division III Selection Committee. He
has also been on the ECAC selection committee for seven years. For
23 years Steese has been a consistent presence in the New Hampshire
Olympic Development program. In addition to his work on the
national development scene, Steese also founded the Unitor Soccer
School in 1990 and the Greater Kearsarge Soccer Club in 1996.
1974 graduate of the University of Maryland, Steese played for the
Munich campus team before joining the Terps in his junior and
senior seasons en route to a berth in the national championships.
After graduating, he enjoyed a brief career with the Baltimore
Hellenics, a semi-professional soccer club based in Maryland.
Steese holds a National Soccer Coaches Association of America
(NSCAA) Premier National Diploma and a United States Soccer
Federation (USSF) National B license. He earned a Master's Degree
from the University of Maryland in German Literature.
Coach Steese will continue his career within the NAC with
familiar colleagues, such as Dave DeCew the head coach at New
England College. "Peter puts his teams in good positions,
pushes them and challenges them with their best interests in mind,"
said DeCew. "He is a pure professional and his passion for
the game is quite evident."
Adam Perron, a former Colby-Sawyer player and now the head coach
at Bridgton Academy, said the GMC players will greatly benefit from
Steese's extensive expertise. "Coach Steese has an outstanding
work ethic and is very constructive in how he works with his
players," said Perron. "He is always approachable and
genuinely seeks to develop his players both on the field and in the
class while ensuring they stay involved in the community and on
Steese is anxious to begin at Green Mountain this fall. "I am
looking forward to meeting and getting familiar with the returning
and incoming players," said Steese. "After assessing the team, we
will start to prepare to meet the challenges that await us in the