Multnomah University is pleased to add men's soccer in the fall of 2014. The team will be competing in the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association), Division 2.
Multnomah has selected Tom Stephens as the head coach. Stephens is a Pacific Northwest native. He grew up in Spokane, Washington, where he played four years of high school soccer and competed for the Olympic Development Washington East Team. Stephens then continued his playing days at Washington State University for two years. He's also an alumnus of Multnomah, where he played on the club soccer team for two years while completing his graduate certificate. He then went on to earn his master’s degree at George Fox University.
Stephens has been successfully coaching at the high school level for 15 years. He's compiled a record of 151-68-10 with four conference championships, eight OSAA State Championship appearances and 1 state championship. He's also a four-time conference coach of the year and was named Oregon State Coach of the Year in 2007.
“I could not be more excited about the opportunity to start the men’s soccer program at Multnomah University," he says. "I have spent most of my life involved in soccer and have learned and mentored under some of the best coaches. I hope to bring the knowledge and skills learned to build a strong team now and for many years to come. Multnomah has built a reputation nationwide as a high-quality institution built on strong faith, impeccable morals and ethics. It will be my honor to bring those same standards to the athletic department. I hope to build a team that will make an immediate impact athletically and in the community. Go LIONS!”
Coach Stephens has been married for 17 years to his wife Karin, and they have four beautiful children: Hope, Ellie, Autumn and Wilson.