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Steve Irvin
Steve  Irvin

Asst. Coach/Defensive Coor. (7th yr.)


Spring Snaps Begin Tuesday

Toreros ready to begin spring practice, Spring Game on March 17


Spring Football begins on Tuesday for Toreros

Annual Spring Game scheduled for March 17th at Torero Stadium


Torero Football Reports To Camp August 7th

First practice slated for Wednesday, August 8th, at 9:30 a.m.

Steve Irvin enters his sixth year with the Torero coaching staff, and fourth year in the role of Defensive Coordinator. This past season the Toreros' ranked 5th among all FCS teams in rushing defense (89.4) and 10th in scoring defense (18.0 ppg). The team also ranked No. 2 among PFL teams in total defense (309.7). The Torero defense played a key role in the team winning a share of the Pioneer Football League title and finishing 9-2 overall.

In 2014 he played a key role in helping the Toreros win the PFL title outright and advance to the FCS Playoffs for the first time in program history. USD finished the season 9-3 overall and 7-1 in PFL play.

In 2013 he was promoted to Defensive Coordinator and he helped guide the Toreros to an 8-3 record. In six of the eight wins the Torero defense held its opponent to 14 or less points, including the team's final four victories.

In 2012 season Irvin completed his second year as the team's cornerback coach for the Toreros. In 2011, senior cornerback Al-Rilwan Adeyemi was selected First Team All-Pioneer Football League for the second straight season, and left USD as the program's all-time leader in interceptions with 15.

Irvin came to USD from Texas State University where he was cornerbacks coach the past three seasons (2008-10). Irvin helped produce two All-Southland Conference cornerbacks in Morris Crosby and Darryl Morris, and another Honorable Mention choice in Will Thompson.

Prior to Texas State, Irvin served as an assistant coach at College of the Desert in Palm Springs in 2007. While he was there, the Roadrunners posted a 9-1 regular season record, won a conference co-championship and advanced to the state playoffs for the first time in school history when they played Bakersfield in the Golden Empire Bowl. The College of the Desert also ranked second in total defense in conference play as well.

The 2007 season was the second time Irvin served as an assistant coach at the College of the Desert. He also was an assistant coach from 1999-2001, serving as defensive coordinator in 2001. In addition to his coaching duties, he was an instructional support assistant in the Physical Education Department in 2001-02.

In between those two stints, Irvin was an assistant coach at Montana State for one year, where he coached the safeties. He also was the assistant director of football operations at San Diego State in 2004-06 after serving as a graduate assistant coach at San Diego State in 2002-03, working with the defensive ends.

Irvin played two years of football at UNLV (1997-98) where he competed at linebacker. He earned his B.S degree in Kinesiology from UNLV in 1999 and went on to earn his M.A in Education from San Diego State in 2004.

A native of Las Vegas, Irvin began his collegiate career at the College of the Desert, where he earned All-Conference honors in 1995.

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