HEAD MEN’S SOCCER COACH – Steve Bode
Steve Bode was named the head men’s soccer coach as of Jan. 24, 2022. He brings 14 years of collegiate coaching experience into this role.
Bode comes back to Loyola after spending the last two seasons as an assistant coach for the women’s soccer program at Marquette University. During his time with the Golden Eagles, he helped the team rebuild confidence and performance following the cancelled COVID season in 2020. His squads went 15-12 overall and 9-9 in Big East play, with four players receiving All-Big East accolades.
Prior to his time in Milwaukee, Bode spent the 2019 season as an assistant coach at Loyola. While he was in Rogers Park, he was an instrumental part of the team’s success as they won the 2019 Missouri Valley Conference Championship and earned the program’s fifth bid to the NCAA Tournament. He also has experience with the men’s soccer programs at both Brown University and Marquette University, working at each institution as an assistant coach.
Along with his collegiate career, Bode has coached at the professional level. He served as the head coach for the Chicago FC United in the United Soccer Leagues, where he led the team to a Central Conference championship and a top-four finish in the league. During that time, he had several players move up to the MLS ranks. Bode is also a staff coach for the United States Soccer Federation Youth National Team.
Prior to his coaching career, Bode played for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, serving as team captain for three seasons and twice earning Most Valuable Player honors. He earned multiple All-Horizon League honors, and also garnered CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team honors. Following his illustrious career, he was drafted by the Chicago Fire in 2008, where he played a season on their reserve team.
He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2007 and his master’s degree in educational policy and leadership from Marquette in 2011.
Associate head MEN’S SOCCER COACH – Graham brennan
The 2021 season will mark the second year for Graham Brennan on the Loyola University Chicago men’s soccer coaching staff. Brennan, a 2001 graduate of Loyola, will serve as an assistant coach.
Brennan most recently served as the Roosevelt men’s soccer head coach from 2012-2019. While at Roosevelt, Brennan posted an 84-60-11 (.577) overall record. In 2015, Brennan, led the Lakers to their best season in program history, finishing 16-4-2 overall with a sparkling 11-0-1 record in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference play (CCAC) as Roosevelt captured its first conference regular season championship in program history.
The Lakers went on to win the CCAC Tournament title in the fall to clinch their first-ever trip to the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship.
Additionally, Brennan was named the 2015 CCAC Coach of the Year and the Lakers reached as high as No. 19 in the country in the NAIA Men’s Soccer Top 25 Coaches Poll.
Brennan also spent four seasons as the assistant varsity coach and head junior varsity coach at Robert Morris University. Brennan helped build the program, which started in 2007. Robert Morris qualified for the postseason conference tournament twice under Brennan.
ASSISTANT MEN’S SOCCER COACH – Calum mallace
Calum Mallace enters his first season as an assistant coach with the Loyola University Chicago men’s soccer program in 2021. Mallace, who wrapped up a distinguished eight-year professional career in 2019, arrives in Rogers Park after serving in a similar role at Northwestern University.
Mallace began his stint with the Wildcats in January 2020, assuming the role of Director of Player Development before being promoted to assistant coach just six months later. During his time in Evanston, Ill., he oversaw in the development of a pair of All-Big Ten Conference honorees in Ugo Achara, Jr. and Rom Brown.
Prior to joining the coaching ranks, Mallace, a native of Torphichen, Scotland, enjoyed an impressive professional career that included stops with Major League Soccer’s (MLS) Montreal Impact (2012-17), Seattle Sounders (2017), and Los Angeles FC (2018), making 85 appearances during his MLS career. The 20th overall pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft by the Impact, Mallace also spent the 2019 season with Austin Bold FC of the USL Championship.
A two-time All-BIG EAST Conference selection during his time at Marquette University, Mallace racked up 13 goals and 13 assists across 69 career appearances for the Golden Eagles. As a senior, he was tabbed a Second Team All-American by College Soccer News in addition to being named the BIG EAST’s Midfielder of the Year.
ASSISTANT MEN’S SOCCER COACH – wesley woodley
Wesley Woodley is in his first season as a volunteer assistant coach with the Loyola University Chicago men’s soccer team. Woodley, a native of Glendale Heights, Ill., works with the team’s goalkeepers.
Prior to his arrival in Rogers Park, Woodley, who also serves as a coach with Chicago Fire Juniors City, spent one season as an assistant coach at Trinity Christian College in suburban Palos Heights, Ill., overseeing in goalkeeper development and training. During his time with the Trolls, Woodley analyzed game film, took part in the recruiting process, and planned daily practices. He also coordinated travel and assisted in the organization of game day operations.
Woodley enjoyed a terrific two-year stint as a graduate assistant at North Park University, his alma mater, from 2017-2019. While with the Vikings, he was part of a coaching staff that amassed an impressive 36-5-2 overall record. That mark was highlighted by a 20-2-2 effort during the 2017 season that saw North Park advance to the NCAA Division III National Championship game, with the Vikings staff earning NCAA Coaching Staff of the Year honors. Over his two years on staff, Woodley’s goalkeepers sported a sparkling 0.73 goals against average.
Prior to spending time with the Big Cat Goalkeeping Academy and the Olympic Development Program, Woodley was a standout goalkeeper during his playing days at North Park, where he arrived following two years at St. Francis College (NY), earning a pair All-College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) nods.
HEAD WOMEN’S SOCCER COACH – BARRY BIMBI
Barry Bimbi completed his 11th season as head women’s soccer coach at Loyola University Chicago in 2021. The winningest head coach in program history, Bimbi has piloted the Maroon & Gold to 98 victories during his tenure, sweeping each of the last four Missouri Valley Conference regular season and tournament titles, while overseeing in the development of 59 all-conference selections.
In 2020-21, Bimbi’s team navigated the numerous challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic to again reign atop the Missouri Valley Conference, finishing 8-2-1 overall and 6-1-1- in Valley play en route to another regular season and tournament double. The Ramblers went on to a third straight NCAA Tournament, where Abby Swanson, who went on to be named a Second Team All-American by the United Soccer Coaches, scored the first NCAA Tournament goal in Rambler annals in a 3-1 setback to Denver. Six members of the Loyola roster earned All-MVC accolades, led by the trio of Megan Nemec (Player of the Year), Swanson (Defensive Player of the Year), and Alaina Abel (Freshman of the Year). The three members of the trio were joined by Aly Kilburg as United Soccer Coaches All-Region selections, giving the Maroon & Gold four honorees from the organization in a single season for the first time. Loyola’s success wasn’t limited to the field, as six Ramblers were named MVC Scholar-Athlete selections, while both Swanson and Katharine Stephens took home Academic All-District distinction from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The Maroon & Gold were also honored with the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award for an 11th consecutive season.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Bimbi spent four seasons (2007-2010) as an assistant women’s soccer coach at the University of Pittsburgh, where he served as the program’s recruiting coordinator and was in charge of player development. In each of his last seasons there, the Panthers developed an All-Big East Rookie Team player, marking the only two occasions in program history that accomplishment has occurred.
Bimbi has also coached several Olympic Development teams and earned his USSF “A” license in 2005.
A 1994 graduate of Saint Francis (Pa.), Bimbi earned four All-Northeast Conference honors as a player, including first team recognition as a junior. He led the conference in scoring as a freshman and was a three-time team captain. In February, 2011 Bimbi was inducted into the Saint Francis (Pa.) Athletics Hall of Fame.
Bimbi and his wife, Melissa, are the proud parents of a son, Amedeo, and daughter, Lena.
ASSISTANT WOmen’S SOCCER COACH – ANGELA STaveskie
Angela Staveskie completed her first season with the Loyola University Chicago women’s soccer program in 2021. She mentored senior goalkeeper Maddie Hausmann to 10 shutouts on the season which is a single season program record.
Staveskie, who spent two years as a volunteer assistant coach at Northwestern prior to her arrival in Rogers Park, will serve as an assistant coach and work with the team’s goalkeepers. During her first season with the Wildcats, Staveskie oversaw in the development of Big Ten All-Freshman Team honoree Mackenzie Wood, who racked up a league-high eight shutouts and closed the year with a sparkling 0.63 goals against average for a Northwestern team that qualified for the NCAA Tournament.
Prior to her time in Evanston, Ill., Staveskie served as an assistant coach at Northern Illinois, helping guide the team to a pair of appearances in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Tournament. Before assuming a full-time role at Northern Illinois, Staveskie spent two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach with the Huskies. During that time, goalkeeper Amy Annala was tabbed a MAC All-Freshman Team selection.
Staveskie played collegiately at Toledo, earning the captain’s armband during her time with the Rockets. She was on a pair of teams that captured MAC Tournament crowns en route to appearing in the NCAA Tournament.
A native of suburban Park Ridge, Ill., Staveskie earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and communications from Toledo in 2011 before receiving a master’s degree in sport management from Northern Illinois in 2015. She holds a National “C” License from the United States Soccer Federation. Staveskie and her husband, Mike, have two sons, Rocco and Victor.
ASSISTANT WOmen’S SOCCER COACH – MADDY HARO
Former Washington State standout Maddy Haro begins her first season on the Loyola University Chicago women’s soccer coaching staff in 2022. Haro will serve as an assistant coach with the Ramblers.
Haro arrives in Rogers Park after spending the last two seasons as an assistant coach at The Texas Woman’s University. This past fall, she helped guide the Pioneers to a 12-5-2 finish that included a 9-4-0 mark in Lone Star Conference (LSC) play. Six members of the team were named All-LSC honorees, led by Maddy Harper and Jazmine Navarro, who were both tabbed Second Team All-South Central Region selections by the United Soccer Coaches.
A native of Corona, Calif., Haro appeared in 76 games during her time at Washington State, starting in 44 contests. She dished out a single-season program-record 15 assists during her senior year en route to being named Second Team All-Pac-12 and a United Soccer Coaches All-West Region pick. Haro closed her collegiate career with 22 helpers, a mark that ranks second all-time in Cougar annals, in addition to firing home nine goals.
Following graduation, Haro served as an analyst for the Pac-12 Network in addition to coaching with Legends FC in California.
A 2019 graduate of Washington State, Haro double majored in Journalism & Multimedia Production and Public Relations.