Stephen Magennis enters his second season in 2017 as the Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach at Georgia Gwinnett College. With the Grizzlies, Magennis’ responsibilities include recruiting, coaching, training and supporting head coach Steve DeCou in the day-to-day operation of the men’s soccer program.
Magennis helped lead the Grizzlies to their third Association of Independent Institutions championship title in 2016, his first year with the program. The Grizzlies went 13-4-3 on the year and played in the NAIA national tournament for the third time in four seasons.
Magennis joined the Grizzlies after serving as the assistant coach for the Lander University (S.C.) men’s soccer program for three seasons. During his coaching tenure with the NCAA Division II Bearcats, Magennis helped guide Lander to the regular season Peach Belt Conference Championship in 2012. Prior to coaching at Lander, Magennis was a member of the Bearcats’ soccer team, where he was an integral part of Lander’s 2009 Peach Belt Tournament Championship squad.
A native of Dublin, Ireland, Magennis spent his first two collegiate seasons at Darton State College (Ga.). He earned a bachelor of arts in exercise science from Lander in December 2009.
Coupled with his collegiate coaching experiences, Magennis spent time with the New Orleans Jesters of the National Premier Soccer League as their first assistant coach and director of operations (2009-2010).
Magennis holds a USSF A License, NSCAA Premier Diploma, and Football Association of Ireland Level 1 and 2 coaching certificates.