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Administrative Staff

James Igneczi

James Igneczi

Title: Director of Coaching

Phone: (440) 371-1298

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James was born and raised in Elyria, OH, where he fell in love with the sport of soccer at a very young age. He grew up playing in the Midview Soccer Association, as well as Club and Premier teams throughout the area, including Oberlin Soccer, Cleveland United, and finally Excalibur Soccer. During High School James played for Midview High School and was Captain for 3 years, and Offensive Player of the Year twice. After High School, James attended Ohio Northern University, where he played soccer for his Freshman season on the Nationally Ranked Polar Bears, before transferring closer to home. He attended and played for Baldwin-Wallace College for three seasons, where numerous school records were set during his playing career, including being Nationally Ranked each of his three seasons. James graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in History and English.

Following his college career, James focused on coaching his alma mater, where he was the Assistant Varsity Boys coach at Midview High School for a season. James enrolled at The University of Akron, graduating in May 2011 with a Masters of Science in Exercise Physiology. During his graduate school work, James was a preschool teacher in North Olmsted, OH, where he served until April 2012.

In his coaching career, James has been the Head Coach of the Norwalk Girls Varsity Soccer team for five years. The 2011 season was the best of his career when the Lady Truckers finished with a 12-2-2 record, including 12 shutouts, and the lowest Goals Against Average in school history. For his efforts, James was awarded as Coach of the Year by the North Central Ohio Soccer Coaches Association.

Coach Iggy brings over 25 years of playing and coaching experience with him to Ohio Coast Happy Feet and the Ohio Coast Legends. He is excited to bring his two passions together into a very rewarding endeavor; teaching preschool children, and coaching soccer. 

Sean Steffanni

Sean Steffanni

Title: Assistant Director of Coaching

Phone: (419) 706-3551

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Sean was born in Ohio and was raised in Norwalk where they "kicked the ball" every morning before school and at recess every day until 1981 when his family moved to Las Vegas, NV. In Las Vegas Sean was primarily a baseball player until he completed high school and subsequently moved back to Norwalk where he currenlty resides with his wife Kerry and their five daughters. Sean was formerly involved in business as the Vice President of Technology for Geotrac, Inc. (1993-2004) in Norwalk, OH and was also a partner in the company. Geotrac was sold in 2004 and relocated to Arlington, TX. Choosing not to relocate, Sean spent time as a stay at home father for his two youngest children after the company was sold. During this time he also opened a music recording studio and worked as a studio engineer and music teacher until 2010. In 2010 Sean returned to work in the IT world for Advanced Computer Connection, Inc. in Norwalk as a Project Manager and Technical Sales Representative. At the same time he began coaching Girls Varsity Soccer with James Igneczi at Norwalk High School. After a year of coaching together Sean and James became friends and agreed to become business partners in Ohio Coast Happy Feet/Legends Soccer Club. In March of 2014 Sean became a full time staff member as Managing Principal & Assistant Director.

Sean has been coaching youth soccer U8-U14 for the past 7 years. He has also been an Assistant Varsity Coach for the Girl's Soccer Program at Norwalk High School since 2010. He has become a student of the "the beautiful game" over the past 7 years and continues to coach and play in leagues year round. Sean was elected as President of the Huron County Youth Soccer Club in November of 2013. He is also the head coach an HCYSC U11 Girls Travel team. Sean served on the HCYSC board for two years in 2009-2010 as travel coordinator and was asked to step into the role of President to help grow the club back to it's peak capacity. He is developing relationships at the state level and working with OYSAN to host more than 40 State Cup Matches a year at Norwalk's Sofios Park Soccer Complex as a neutral/halfway spot for Toledo and Cleveland Premier teams to compete. Sean is also continuing to pursue admitance to the USSF National Coaching school by aquiring his National D License in 2014.

Sean enjoys spending time with his family and working with children of all ages. He is very excited about Happy Feet and will also be invovled in coaching leagues and classroom coaching as well. He brings 20+ years of service and organizational experience to the Ohio Coast Happy Feet/Legends Soccer Club and has had great success as a leader and role model in his home and community.

Certifications & Courses

 • USSF/OYSAN State “D” License
• OYSAN Youth U10-U12
• NFHS Accredited Level 1 Interscholastic Coach (Soccer)
• United States Soccer Referee – Grade 8 Certified Ohio North
• National Soccer Coaches Association of America Member