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Steven Russell Saulnier
Sport(s)Football
Current position
TitleAssistant head coach, offensive line coach
TeamWest Florida
ConferenceGSC
Biographical details
BornJersey City, New Jersey
Alma materNC State
Playing career
Position(s)Offensive Lineman
Head coaching record
Overall10–21 (college)

Steve Saulnier is an American football coach and former player. He currently serves as the assistant head coach and offensive line coach at the University of West Florida located in Pensacola, Florida. Saulnier has previously served as assistant head coach and offensive line coach at the University of North Carolina at Pembrokefrom 2006 to 2014 as well as head football coach at Malone College—now known as Malone University—in Canton Ohio from 1999 to 2001.

Playing careerEdit

Saulnier played offensive line for the NC State Wolfpack football team from 1980 to 1984.[1][2]

Coaching careerEdit

High school coachingEdit

Saulnier served as head coach at West Branch High School in Beloit, Ohio[3] and assistant coach at Broughton High School in Raleigh, North Carolina.[2]

College assistant coachingEdit

Saulnier has worked in various assistant coaching roles at the collegiate level. His history has taken him to the University of Kansas as a graduate assistant, Brown University, the University of New Mexico under Dennis Franchione, and Malone College, where he became the head coach for three seasons.[4]

Saulnier was also a key staff member for Geneva College[5] successful 2002 Victory Bowl win over Northwestern College and presently is the offensive line coach[6] at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.[7] He was one of the original coaches at Pembroke[8] as football began at the school in 2007[9] with a roster of mostly freshmen and a few sophomores.[10]

Malone CollegeEdit

Saulnier served in various coaching roles at Malone College (now Malone University) located in Canton, Ohio from 1993 until 1999 before being named the third head football coach for the Pioneers. He held that position for three seasons, from 1999 until 2001. His coaching record at Malone was 10 wins, 21 losses, and 0 ties. This ranks him fourth at Malone in total wins and fifth at Malone in winning percentage.[11]

Saulnier's first year at Malone started with a pre-season national ranking of No. 4 in the NAIA[12] and got off to a 2–0 record, but after being hit hard with injuries of key players[13] the team suffered four consecutive losses and ended up with a 4–6 record.[14]

Personal lifeEdit

Saulnier earned a bachelor's degree in Education from North Carolina State University and a master's degree in Physical Education at the University of New Mexico. He and his wife, Dianna, have two children, Jacob and Hannah. He has also served as an area director for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Canton, Ohio.[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. North Carolina State University Agromeck Yearbook Football Team
  2. 2.0 2.1 University of North Carolina-Pembroke Script error Steve Saulier
  3. WKBN First News Script error
  4. Athletics Site[dead link] UNCP Braves Football Camp Staff
  5. Malone Magazine Script error "Malone's New Interim Head Coach Dan Hanson Jumpstarts Pioneer Football Program" By Mark Bankert, Autumn 2002
  6. USA Today "Friday's Sports Transactions" August 5, 2006
  7. San Diego Union Tribune "Transactions" August 5, 2006
  8. Fay Observer "UNCP coach makes sure his family is No. 1" August 12, 2007
  9. Fay Observer "Gone country: Californian fits right in at UNC-Pembroke" By Michael N. Graff, April 15, 2007
  10. NGCrusaders[dead link] 2007 Football media guide
  11. College Football Data Warehouse Script error Malone Coaching Records
  12. Canton Repository[dead link] "Saturday's are college football games - Allegheny at Malone" September 3, 1999
  13. Canton Ohio Repository[dead link] "Malone's long list of injured includes its starting QB" by Andy Call, September 29, 1999
  14. College Football Data Warehouse Steve Saulnier/Malone College 1999 record
  15. University of North Carolina-Pembroke Script error Faculty

External linksEdit

Template:Malone Pioneers football coach navbox

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