Todd Stepsis enters his sixth season as defensive coordinator
and defensive backs coach at Saginaw Valley State University.
Since Stepsis arrived on campus, the SVSU defense has produced numerous All-Conference selections and three professional football players (Matthew Black currently a defensive back with the Toronto Argonauts, Rob Calloway, a defensive tackle with the Dallas Cowboys and Jeff Heath, a defensive back with the Dallas Cowboys).
In 2012, the Cardinals were led by 1st Team All-GLIAC members Jeff Heath and Grant Caserta. Heath signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Dallas Cowboys following the 2013 NFL Draft, while Caserta was also awarded with Capital One All-America accoladed following his senior season. The defense also featured the third-best third down defense in the conference.
In 2009, the SVSU defense was solid, ranking near the top of the
GLIAC in every statistical category. In addition to five
All-GLIAC first and second team selections, senior linebacker John
Jacobs was named the conference defensive back of the year and
first team AFCA All-American. Stepsis had a very impressive
2008 season as the Cardinals defensive coordinator. The Cardinal
defense was ranked third in total defense in the GLIAC and produced
three All-GLIAC defensive team members (two first team and one
In the previous seven seasons, Stepsis coached the defensive secondary under current Cardinal Head Coach Jim Collins at Capital University. During that time, the aggressive Crusader defense produced a national player of the year, numerous All-Americans, and national rankings in several statistical categories. Since 2001, there have been 21 all-conference and 3 All-American defensive backs. Along with his coaching duties, Stepsis was also an assistant athletic director and adjunct faculty for the health and sports sciences department.
Prior to arriving at Capital University, Stepsis served a two -year stint as the defensive backs coach at Otterbein college and played four seasons of football at Ashland University, a bachelor’s degree in education and later a master’s degree in education.
Stepsis and his wife Angie and daughter Addison live in Saginaw. His daughter Zoe and son Zander reside in Columbus, Ohio.