Siebert has also been named to a faculty position as an assistant professor in the College’s School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.
Both positions are effective in the fall.
Siebert has been a Teaching Fellow in SC’s Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation /PE from August of 2009 until the present. He has also been an Adjunct Professor in the College’s Psychology Department since January of 2011 until the present.
In addition, Steffen has been the associate head coach of the Springfield College men’s soccer program under Peter Haley since August of 2009. Siebert has assisted in all aspects of the head coaching responsibilities on and off the field, as well as during and after the fall seasons.
“Steffen has done a great job as an assistant coach with the men’s soccer team over the last three years and we are thrilled to have him step into a leadership role for us,” said Schweitzer. “He has demonstrated great knowledge of the game and tremendous passion. We think his experience and competitive nature will serve him well as he leads a very talented team to the next level. We are pleased to have Steffen join us as a teacher/coach at Springfield College.”
“I am so thankful that I will be able to continue to be a member of the Springfield College family,” said Siebert. “I have been given the opportunity here to develop both professionally and personally, and I am very excited not only to continue the great traditions of the men’s soccer program, but also to pass along the meaning of the Springfield College mission.”
Siebert has been the head coach of two local clubs in the past few years. He was the head coach of the Sportsworld Premiere Soccer Club in East Windsor, Conn. from September of 2009 to October of 2010. He was then the head coach of the U17 Men’s Premiere Soccer Club in Easthampton, Mass. from October of 2010 to the present.
In addition, Siebert also holds U.S. Soccer B, C, and D licenses, and holds several certifications and diplomas from the NSCAA.
Siebert holds bachelor of science degrees in psychology and exercise science from Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo. which he received in May, 2009. He also received his master’s of education degree in psychology from Springfield College in December of 2010.
Siebert will take over for Haley, who had been the head coach at Springfield College for the previous 27 years or since 1985. The number of head men’s soccer coaches at SC is a story in itself. Following the first three years of the program, George Affleck took over the head coaching reigns from 1909 to 1928. Affleck was followed by John D. Brock from 1929-1947, and then by Irv Schmid from 1948 to 1984. Fred Geisler took over for Schmid for one season (1963) before Schmid took over once again.
Minus Geisler, essentially there have only been four head men’s soccer coaches at Springfield College – Affleck, Brock, Schmid, and Haley -- in a span of 103 years.