Steven Linamen enters his seventh year as head coach of women’s soccer at Polk State College.
The first six years under the direction of Coach Linamen saw the team continue to excel on and off the pitch. Last season the Eagles reached 18th in the national NJCAA poll. The Eagles have also received numerous NSCAA ethics and academics awards. In addition, 17 players earned First Team All-Region honors while 16 players were named to the Second Team All-Region team under his direction.
Additionally, Polk State’s program has received FCSAA, and NJCAA awards of excellence, including the NJCAA Pinnacle Award in academics, reaching fourth nationally in 2017. More than 55 athletes have received accolades for Academic All-State team, 11 with 4.0 GPA and two Scholar All-Americans. The women’s soccer program routinely completes 1,000 hours a season of giving back to its community through service projects and volunteer work.
“It has been humbling and a blessing to be able to be a part of the success our athletes have experienced here at Polk State” said Linamen. “Our program strives to develop student-athletes with strong character while being the best versions of themselves possible.”
For the past decade, Linamen has coached at all levels in Central Florida, from the youth competitive clubs and high school to the college ranks as an assistant coach at Warner University and Southeastern University before taking the head coaching position at Polk State. He also serves as the Lakeland campus wellness director and as a club advisor.
He has served the youth of Polk County through various camps. He founded and directed PC United in 2010 with the idea of offering local female soccer players a chance to focus on technical abilities in addition to strength and conditioning.
Linamen holds numerous soccer certifications, diplomas, and licenses in addition to a master’s degree in athletic administration from Ohio University. He and his wife of 28 years, Cindy, live in Auburndale with their two children, Mia, 14 and Briley, 22