Steckel, Les 1946-

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Steckel, Les 1946-


Born July 1, 1946, in Whitehall, PA; married Chris Picket; children: Christian, Lesley, Luke. Education: University of Kansas, bachelor's degree, 1978.


Home—Kansas City, MO. Office—Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 8701 Leeds Rd., Kansas City, MO 64129.


San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco, CA, assistant coach, 1978; Minnesota Vikings, Minneapolis, assistant coach, 1979-83, head coach, 1984; New England Patriots, Foxborough, MA, assistant coach, 1985-88; Brown University, Providence, RI, assistant coach, 1989; University of Colorado, Boulder, assistant coach, 1991-92; Denver Broncos, Denver, CO, assistant coach, 1993-94; Houston Oilers, Houston, TX, assistant coach, beginning 1994; Tennessee Titans, Nashville, TX, offensive coordinator, 1994-99; Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay, FL, offensive coordinator, 2001-01; Brentwood High School, Brentwood, TN, offensive coach, 2001-2002; Buffalo Bills, Buffalo, NY, assistant coach, 2003. Fellowship of Christian Athletes, president and chief executive officer, 2005—. Military service: U.S. Marine Corps, 1968-1998, served in infantry in Vietnam and Marine Corps Reserves in the United States; became colonel; received Navy Commendation Medal.


Light-heavyweight division boxing champsionship, Golden Gloves tournament.


One Yard Short: Turning Your Defeats into Victories, W Publishing Group (Nashville, TN), 2006.



Steckel, Les, One Yard Short: Turning Your Defeats into Victories, W Publishing Group (Nashville, TN), 2006.


Library Journal, September 15, 2006, Deborah Bigelow, review of One Yard Short, p. 76.

Sports Illustrated, September 3, 1984, Franz Lidz, "A Steckler for Shaping Up," p. 40.


Fellowship of Christian Athletes Home Page, (April 23, 2007), profile of author.

Christian Broadcasting Network, (April 23, 2007), "Les Steckel: Faith, Family and Football."