Steve excelled at basketball as well as in the high jump and long jump at Butler. He was twice named the Bulldogs' M.V.P. in basketball and was named to the Indiana College All Star Team, as well as Butler's All-Decade Team of the 1960's. In track, Steve jumped 6 foot, 7 inches in the high jump and achieved a mark of 23 feet, 6 inches in the long jump. Following Butler, Steve has had a successful basketball and track coaching career at the high school level.