Steve McCarthy returns for his eighth season at Denison in 2019 and his first since being promoted to Associate Head Coach.
Since 2012, Denison has won 58 matches and has made two appearances in the NCAC Tournament. The most recent playoff berth occurred in 2018 after the Big Red finished third in the NCAC regular season standings following a 2-1 win over No. 22 Ohio Wesleyan.
McCarthy came to Denison after serving as a graduate assistant at Southern Polytechnic State University for one season. During his tenure at SPSU, the Hornets captured the 2011 Southern States Athletic Conference Tournament title and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NAIA National Tournament. The Hornets finished with a 17-3-2 record and ranked sixth in the nation.
McCarthy earned a bachelor’s degree in management and leadership from Capital University in 2010. He was a four-year starter and two-year captain for the Crusaders. McCarthy helped Capital win two Ohio Athletic Conference regular-season titles, one OAC Tournament crown, and earn a berth in the 2009 NCAA Division III Tournament. The two-time All-American still holds the OAC and school record for career goals (69) and points (156). Following his collegiate career at Capital, McCarthy played a season with Dayton Dutch Lions of the USL Pro.
In 2015, McCarthy earned a master's degree in recreation and sports sciences with a concentration in soccer coaching from Ohio University.