Steve Axman

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Steve Axman
Biographical details
Born (1947-06-10) June 10, 1947 (age 74)
Huntington Station, New York
Alma mater C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1973 MacArthur HS (NY)
1974 East Stroudsburg (DL)
1975 Albany (OL)
1976–1978 Army (assistant)
1979 Illinois (assistant)
1980–1984 Arizona (OC/QB)
1985 Denver Gold (OL)
1986 Stanford (OL)
1987 UCLA (OC/QB)
1988UCLA (OC/OL)
1989 Maryland (QB)
1990–1997 Northern Arizona
1998 Minnesota (QB)
1999–2000 Washington (QB)
2001–2002Washington (AHC/QB)
2003UCLA (OC/QB)
2004Washington (WR)
2006 Montana (QB)
2007–2009 Idaho (OC/TE)
2010–2011Idaho (OC/QB)
2013 Simon Fraser (QB)
2014 Nicholls State (Interim HC/QB)
2018 Arizona Rattlers (OC)
2019 Arizona Hotshots (QB)
Lacrosse
1976 Albany
Head coaching record
Overall48–50 (football)
6–5 (lacrosse)
TournamentsFootball
0–1 (NCAA D-I-AA playoffs)

Steve Axman (born June 10, 1947) is an American football coach. He was the head football coach at Northern Arizona University from 1990 to 1997 and the interim head coach at Nicholls State University in 2014.

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Football coaching career

High school career

Axman was head coach at MacArthur High School in Levittown, New York in 1973. [1]

College career

Axman began coaching in college in 1974 as a defensive line coach at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. [1] In 1975, he was the offensive line coach at the University at Albany, SUNY.> From 1976 to 1978, he was an assistant coach for the Army Black Knights football team at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. In 1979, he moved to the University of Illinois as an assistant coach for the Fighting Illini. [2]

In 1980, he was hired for his first co-ordinator position as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Arizona, a position he held through the 1984 season. In 1986, he moved to Stanford University as the offensive line coach after spending a year in the United States Football League. In 1987, he took a position with another Pac-10 Conference school, the University of California, Los Angeles as offensive co-ordinator and quarterbacks coach and then offensive co-ordinator and offensive line coach in 1988. [2] For the 1989 season, he was quarterbacks coach at the University of Maryland. [3]

In 1990, Axman became head coach at Northern Arizona University. [4] During his eight seasons as head coach to 1997, he compiled an overall record of 48 wins and 41 losses and 28 wins and 32 losses in the Big Sky Conference. [5]

In 1998, he moved to the University of Minnesota and became its quarterbacks coach. From 1999 to 2000, he was quarterbacks coach at the University of Washington. From 2001 to 2002, he remained quarterbacks coach at Washington, but added the title of assistant head coach. In 2003, Axman returned to the University of California, Los Angeles as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach before returning to the University of Washington the following season as wide receivers coach in 2004. [6]

Axman did not coach during the 2005 season, but moved to the University of Montana as quarterbacks coach in 2006. From 2007 to 2009, he was offensive co-ordinator and tight ends coach at the University of Idaho. [7] In 2013, he returned to coaching as the quarterbacks coach at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. [8] In mid-September 2014, he was residing in Arizona and was contacted and hired by Nicholls State University as interim head coach and quarterbacks coach for the remainder of the 2014 season after the head coach, Charlie Stubbs, resigned after three games due to health issues. [9] At Nicholls State, Axman compiled a record of 0 wins and 9 losses. [10]

Professional career

In 1985, Axman was the offensive line coach for the Denver Gold in the United States Football League. [5] In 2018, he returned to professional football as the offensive co-ordinator of the Arizona Rattlers in the Indoor Football League. [11] In 2019, he joined the Arizona Hotshots as quarterbacks coach in the Alliance of American Football. [12]

Lacrosse coaching career

College career

In 1976, Axman was head coach of the University at Albany, SUNY men's lacrosse team. In his one season as head coach, he compiled a record of 6 wins and 5 losses. [13]

Football head coaching record

YearTeamOverallConferenceStandingBowl/playoffsRank#
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (Big Sky Conference)(1990–1997)
1990 Northern Arizona5–63–5T–5th
1991 Northern Arizona3–81–7T–8th
1992 Northern Arizona4–72–5T–6th
1993 Northern Arizona7–43–4T–5th
1994 Northern Arizona7–44–3T–4th
1995 Northern Arizona7–44–3T–2nd
1996 Northern Arizona9–37–12ndL NCAA Division I-AA First Round 8
1997 Northern Arizona6–54–4T–4th
Northern Arizona:48–4128–32
Nicholls State Colonels (Southland Conference)(2014)
2014 Nicholls State 0–90–811th
Nicholls State:0–90–8
Total:48–50

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References

  1. 1 2 "Axman retires". Go Vandals. July 7, 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  2. 1 2 "Player Bio: Steve Axman - UCLA Official Athletic Site". UCLA Bruins. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  3. "Eisaman Returns To Maryland Football". The Washington Post. January 3, 1990. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  4. "Former Bruin Assistant Axman Will Coach at Northern Arizona" . The Los Angeles Times. April 2, 1989. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  5. 1 2 "Steve Axman Named Offensive Coordinator". PAC-12. Retrieved March 22, 2020.[ dead link ]
  6. "Player Bio: Steve Axman". University of Washington. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  7. "Idaho offensive coordinator Steve Axman retires". Missoulian. Associated Press. December 13, 2011. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  8. Zach Barnett (September 16, 2014). "Steve Axman will be the new interim head coach at Nicholls State". Football Scoop. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  9. "Axman is interim Nicholls State football coach". USA Today. Associated Press. September 17, 2014. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
    - "Axman tabbed as Nicholls' part-time football coach post-Stubbs". Houma Times. September 25, 2014. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
  10. "Coaching Records" (PDF). Southland Conference. p. 49. Retrieved March 23, 2020.
    - Renois, Teddy (November 26, 2014). "Axman leaves words of wisdom for Nicholls". Daily Comet. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
  11. Obert, Richard (January 24, 2018). "Arizona Rattlers notes: Nick Davila back to AFL to play, Steve Axman joins staff". The Arizona Republic . Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  12. "Arizona Hotshots: Nick Aliotti, Hugh Freeze, Steve Axman join coaching staff". The Arizona Republic . October 11, 2018. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  13. "2017 UAlbany Men's Lacrosse Media Guide". p. 53. Retrieved September 8, 2021 via Issuu.