Steve McCollom is entering his first season as the Recruiting Coordinator, Special Teams Coordinator, and Linebackers Coach for the Pirates. Prior to arriving at Independence, McCollom coached four years in Division 1 at the University of Buffalo and University of Toledo. During his four years in the MAC conference, McCollom won 2 divisional championships, 1 conference championship, and competed in four bowl games, winning the 2015 Boca Raton Bowl.
Prior to coaching, McCollom played college football at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and won three national championships (2009, 2010, 2011). McCollom, a two-year starter at Safety, had an interception and forced fumble / fumble recovery in the 2010 national championship and was all conference in 2012. Coach McCollom is son of Barb and Mike and brother of John.