Aberdeen, S.D. – Northern State University head soccer coach, Steve Kehm announced his resignation as following the conclusion of the 2018 season. Kehm has led the program since the inaugural season in 1998, posting a career record of 194-133-36.
In his 20 seasons with the program, Kehm and the Wolves soccer program have produced 57 all-conference performers, as well as 16 ADIDAS All-Region players, two NSCAA All-Region players and three NSIC MVP's. Kira Wannebo was named the first Northern State soccer All-American in 2007. She was also named the NSIC Defensive Player of the Year that season.
“Steve has put his heart and soul into this program over the past 20 years and we would like to extend a tremendous amount of gratitude and appreciation for his efforts on behalf of Wolves soccer and NSU,” explained Director of Athletics, Josh Moon. “This program is in an excellent position to take the next step, thanks to Steve’s hard work building a strong foundation. We wish Steve all the best in his future endeavors.”
In addition, the Wolves soccer program has seen success in the classroom with three CoSIDA Academic All-Americans® including Kristie Gordy (2001), Natalie Blodgett (2002), and Anna Bondy (2016). Northern was honored for 11 consecutive seasons with the ADIDAS/NSCAA team academic award.
In the summer of 2013, Kehm was named the chair of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's NCAA Division II weekly rankings. As the Division II national chair, Kehm oversees eight regional rankings chairs, which are responsible for submitting a ranking of the top ten teams by record in their geographic region. Kehm is the Director of Coaching for the Olympic Development Program (ODP) in the Dakota's. He is also a member of the college soccer academy camp staff and holds several national coaching licenses and endorsements.
A national search for the next head women’s soccer coach will begin immediately.