Steve Wacker enters his third season as an assistant coach on Hawk Hill in 2014. Wacker played professionally with the MISL’s Philadelphia KiXX from 2005-2008 and was a member of the KiXX 2007 championship team.
In 2013, Wacker helped coach the Hawks to their first Atlantic 10 postseason appearance since 1994. Saint Joseph’s held a scoreless tie with George Mason before the Patriots advanced on penalty kicks. With the draw, the Hawks concluded their season with a 5-8-6 overall record, marking the first time since 2007 that the men’s soccer program had notched more than two league wins in one season.
Wacker earned his bachelor’s of science degree from Temple University in 2005. At Temple, the Adidas All-American earned multiple Atlantic 10 and Philadelphia All-Soccer honors and was named the 2005 Temple University Male Athlete of the Year. He was also selected as an Academic All-American by ESPN the Magazineand earned the Soccer-Seven Student-Athlete of the Year award, both in 2005.
A graduate of Northeast Catholic High School, Wacker is a former Philadelphia Catholic League MVP and member of the Northeast Catholic Soccer Hall of Fame. He holds a USSF National “C” Coaching License and currently coaches youth soccer for the South Jersey Elite Barons Soccer Academy and trains various teams throughout the Tri-State area.