Steve Helm joined the Valparaiso University women’s basketball coaching staff in August 2010 as an assistant coach and will be on the sidelines with the Crusaders for the 4th season.
Helm took over the Crusaders’ recruiting coordinator position prior to his second year with the program. Helm also assists with scouting and helps to coach the post players. He is also responsible for all of the team’s travel during his first season at Valpo.
Helm arrived at Valpo after coaching at Ancilla College in Plymouth, Ind., for six years, the last five as the school’s men’s head coach. During his stay with the Chargers, Helm coached a national Coca-Cola All-American, three distinguished All-Americans, as well as five Academic All-Americans. He had 16 players earn All-Michigan Community College Athletic Association honors as well as nine student-athletes recognized as Academic All-MCCAA selections.
While at Ancilla, Helm helped the Chargers set a school record for conference victories, and guided the squad to its first MCCAA tournament victory as well as the school’s first regional tournament win.
Prior to Ancilla, Helm coached at McCutcheon High School, helping with all levels, from 2002 to 2004. He also has spent one season as a volunteer assistant at Tennessee Wesleyan College. Helm was a Third Team All-American in 1998 at Montana State University-Northern as well as the Frontier Conference Most Valuable Player that same season. He went on to play for the ABA Indiana Legends in 2002.
Helm earned his Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, Tenn.