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Stephen Anthony
Associate Director of Athletics for Business Services
Administration
PHONE: (219) 464-5242 EMAIL: Stephen.Anthony@valpo.edu
Stephen Anthony

Stephen Anthony has served as the associate director of athletics for business services since January of 2008, following a 10-year stint as head coach of the Crusader women's soccer team.  Anthony also spent one season as head coach of the Valparaiso bowling program, helping to start the team and lead it through its inaugural season.

In his role as associate director of athletics, Anthony is responsible for the management of the athletics department’s business operations, including supervision of ticket operations, equipment/facilities services, and events management.  Anthony is also the sport administrator for men’s and women’s golf, bowling, softball, men’s and women’s track and field, men’s and women’s cross country, women’s tennis, and women’s soccer.

Anthony led the Crusader bowling team in its first season of competition in 2009-2010, bringing in the initial recruiting class of student-athletes, including three-time All-American Natalie Cortese.  In their debut season, the Crusaders amassed a 68-46 record and finished the season ranked 10th nationally.  Anthony handed over the reins of the bowling program following its debut season to focus on his administrative role.

Anthony spent 10 seasons (1998-2007) as the head coach of the Valparaiso women's soccer program, setting a program record with 78 victories.  A three-time Mid-Continent Conference Coach of the Year, Anthony guided the Crusaders to a pair of Mid-Con regular season championships and led Valpo to the Mid-Con tournament crown in 2005, resulting in the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament berth.

Prior to being named head coach at Valpo, Anthony was the head men's soccer coach at Northeastern Illinois University for one season, the final year of varsity competition at the school. He also served as the head women's club soccer coach at DePaul University from 1990-1996.

Anthony played collegiate soccer at DePaul from 1984-1988, becoming the school's first four-year player.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in commerce from DePaul in 1988 and earned his Master of Science in management of public services from the school in 1990. Anthony finished a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree in sports management at Valparaiso University in 2003.

Anthony and his wife, Jamie, have been married since 1989, and have one son, Tucker, born in 1998.

Administration
Mark LaBarbera
Director of Athletics
Stephen Anthony
Associate Director of Athletics for Business Services
Anne VanKeppel
Associate Director of Athletics for Marketing and Constituent Support
Homer Drew
Associate Director of Athletics
John Kuka
Associate Director of Athletics
Adam Klos
Assistant Director of Athletics for Event Management
Kim Smith
Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance
Traci Young
Head Coach/Asst. Director of Athletics for Life Skills Program/Senior Woman Administrator
Fred Villarruel
Director of Marketing for Athletics
Jenny Garrett
Associate Director of Marketing for Athletics
Matt LaBarbera
Associate Director of Annual Giving - Athletics
Jamie Anthony
Assistant Compliance Coordinator
Merel Nelson
Operations Coordinator
Candy Jessen
Administrative Assistant for Athletics
Erica Jessen
Athletic Ticket Operations Manager
Renee' Turpa
Group Sales Coordinator
Mark Adams
Faculty Athletics Representative
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