BYU announced Tuesday that Steve Magelby has been hired as the assistant coach of the BYU men’s soccer team.

"It’s a pleasure for me to invite Steve to be part of the BYU men’s soccer staff,” head coach Brandon Gilliam said. “I have known Steve for 13 years and he brings a great amount of knowledge and passion to the game. He has a love for BYU soccer and has shown great commitment to the program and its players.”

Magelby is excited for the position as well.

“I’m excited for the chance to work with the team again this year,” he said. “Coach Gilliam has some great plans for the team and I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with him in accomplishing those goals and continuing the success of the BYU men’s soccer program.”

Magelby grew up in Maryland, where he was an All-State and All DC Metro Area selection in 2001. He continued his soccer career at BYU, playing in 2002 and from 2005-2009. He was team captain from 2007-2009.

While playing with the Cougars, Magelby played a season with the RSL reserves in 2007. He graduated with a degree in Latin American studies in 2009 and headed to Denmark to play for Boldklubben Skjold, a club team in the second division of the country.

Along with BYU men’s soccer, Magelby was a coaching assistant for the Chilean professional team, Lo Barnechea FC, in 2012. He left that year to become the director of coaching for the Utah Celtics/Rangers FC and currently still holds the position.

Magelby and his wife, Dayna, live in Provo with their four children — Jayne (six), Vinny (four), Frankie (two) and Hans (one).

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