Topeka Soccer Club is pleased to announce the addition of award-winning coach Steve Loy to its outstanding team. Loy has joined TSC as the Director of Coaching, a position that will ensure TSC families receive new and more focused opportunities to improve players’ capabilities.
In this role, Steve will focus on managing and training TSC coaches as well as coordinate training programs and skills camps for players. He will also dedicate his efforts to ensuring players reach their potential as intelligent, highly developed soccer players by focusing on skill development over wins in order to grow the sport.
A native of McPherson, both Steve and his wife Jen graduated from McPherson High School, where they participated in multiple school sports. Steve played soccer for four years while attending Bethany College, where he received a BFA in Art Education. He also earned an MAED from Friends University and today, he teaches Design, 3D Design and AP Studio at Shawnee Heights High School. Steve and Jen have two children, Tyler and Emily, both who have played soccer for Topeka Select. Tyler also plays soccer at the collegiate level.
Steve has been coaching soccer since 1996, starting as a rec coach for McPherson County. He was also a rec coach for Shawnee County and Sunflower Soccer Association. He was a Topeka Select/Topeka Soccer Club coach for 23 years and he served on the Topeka Select Board from 2005 until it merged with Topeka Soccer Club in 2019. He was involved with the Kansas State Olympic Development Program from 2000-2005 and 2015-2019. He also served as the Topeka High School and Shawnee Heights Asst. High School Soccer Coach before obtaining the Head High School Coach at both schools. He holds a U.S. Soccer National “B” license, has completed U.S. Soccer Grassroots courses, has a United Soccer Coaches GK Level 1&2 license, obtained the United Soccer Coaches Formations Course license, and has a Coerver Certification.
Steve has also earned numerous accolades for his coaching, including Region VII High School Coach of the Year and State of Kansas High School Coach of the Year by United Soccer Coaches, Central Kansas High School Coach of the Year, Centennial League High School Coach of the Year, United Kansas League High School Coach of the Year, Topeka Capital Journal High School Coach of the Year, and Heartland Soccer Girls Coach of the Year.
“I’m thrilled to continue my work with Topeka Soccer Club and Sunflower Soccer Association,” Steve said. “As the organization continues to focus on growth and increasing the talent of kids in the Topeka area, I look forward to playing an even greater role in its efforts. It’s something I’ve long been passionate about and working for TSC was a natural extension of my role as a coach and educator.”