Steve Bellis Named Head Coach of Concordia Golden Bears Women’s Soccer
Steve Bellis, a name familiar to many soccer households in Minnesota, has been named Head Coach for the Division II women’s soccer team at Concordia University in St. Paul, MN.
The Manchester, England native has served as Director of Coaching and Player Development for Wings Soccer Club (1998-2007) and spent two seasons as Academy of Holy Angels Head Girls Soccer Coach. During that time he also worked at Macalester College as an assistant coach and also served as their JV coach. He also worked as the Technical Director for the Minnesota Thunder Academy after their merger with Wings. He’s been a Minnesota Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) Olympic Development Staff Soccer Coach since 2000 and is a Staff Soccer Coach for Coerver Coaching, also since 2000.
Most recently he was women’s head coach at St. Catherine University. While there, Bellis went 28-50-9 overall and 9-40-6 in MIAC play during his five seasons at St. Kate’s.
“I’m very excited to announce that Steve has accepted the position with our athletic department,” said Concordia University athletic director Tom Rubbelke. “We are very fortunate to land a coach with his experience, enthusiasm and background in the sport of soccer. I know he’s eager to get started and we are all looking forward to his service to Concordia.”
The Concordia University Golden Bears are an NCAA Division II women’s soccer program competing in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). Concordia is the only private Division II institution in the state of Minnesota and the only Division II athletic program in the Twin Cities metro area.