In January 2017, it was announced that Steve Christenson would leave the Women’s Soccer program at Keuka to go and focus on the Men’s Program. He led both the Men's and Women's Soccer teams at Keuka College the previous year.
Christenson returns to just the men's side after a four year break while coaching the women's team at Keuka College. He then took over both the Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams in the fall of 2016 and lead the men’s side to the NEAC championship game in his first year as head coach.
Christenson’s men’s side in 2016 claimed the first trip to the North Eastern Athletic Conference championship game since 2008. The team went 12-4-3 tying the second most wins in a season in school history.
Christenson has had several years of experience, after spending one year as the assistant men’s soccer coach for the University of Rochester and three years as the Utica College head men’s soccer coach.
He took the men’s team to two Empire 8 Conference tournament appearances in school history in 2007 and 2008. Prior to serving as head coach, he was a graduate assistant at Utica for two years.
The Churchville native also served as the head coach of the Rochester Ravens women’s soccer team, a member of the Women’s W-League, and he coached several club teams in the Doug Miller Soccer organization. Christenson also oversaw the club’s coaching staff and designed and organized the club’s training curriculum.
Christenson is also involved with the New York State West Olympic Development Program (ODP), where he has been on the staff since 2007. He was named Coach of the Year in 2009 and his ’92 Boys team advanced to the Region I finals in 2008.
Christenson and his son, Reid, live in the Rochester area. He holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) “A” License.
8 years as a collegiate head coach
Overall Men’s record as head coach is 42-39-9
Overall Women’s record as head coach 37-27-6
Made 6 North Eastern Athletic Conference Tournaments in his 5 years at Keuka College
Coached 26 All-Conference players in 5 years
1 NEAC Player of the Year
1 NEAC Rookie of the Year