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Men's Soccer - Tue, May 30, 2017

Long time Harris-Stowe Hornet Scott Hartwig has stepped down as the head coach of the Men's Soccer program.  Hartwig leaves the Hornets after being part of the program for over 20 years as a player, assistant coach, and head coach.  Coach Hartwig leaves the program with the second most victories in program history, most games coached and most game being part of the program.  Hartwig on stepping down,  "It has been a pleasure and an honor to serve the athletes of Harris-Stowe for the past 13 seasons. I have met some great student athletes, colleagues, alumni and many friends in my time as Head Coach. It's these relationships that made my decision all the more harder to make. My focus will switch from the Men's Soccer squad to spending the time with my family, to my full time I.T. position at Harris-Stowe and hopefully adding to my education in the near future with a master's degree. As a Harris-Stowe graduate in 2001, I am very proud to be included in rich history of Men's Soccer here. That won't change. I will always be a fan and expect to be at future games, just watching from the other side of the field."

Scott Hartwig's programs success goes beyond the field.  Two member of his program were Valedictorians during his time (Lucas Alves, Matt Wright) as head coach.  He also had three NAIA Daktronics Scholar Teams and this past season had 7 players reach American Midwest Conference Academic All-Conference Status.  Hartwig, "We haven't won conference titles on the field in recent times, but we have succeeded in graduating and developing many young men. Along the way there are many stories of challenges and successes."

Stefan St. Louis who has served under Coach Hartwig will take over as Interim Head Coach for the 2017 season.  St. Louis is a professional indoor soccer player for a St. Louis Ambush.  He has played for several organizations and was a member of the 2014 Kansas City Comets Championship team.  Prior to playing professionally St. Louis played at NCAA I Oakland University as well as played for Trinidad & Tobago National Team for the 17,20 and 23 year old teams.  Coach Hartwig on St. Louis hire, "I am happy in the fact that Stefan will transition over from the Assistant Coach and I am sure the program will strive under him. He is extremely qualified and I have enjoyed working with him for the past six months."

St. Louis has also coached at the high school level and has helped run travel teams, camps, as well and player development.  Coach St. Louis is a 2010 graduate of Oakland University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.  He is also the owner and director of St. Louis Academy founded in 2015.  The academy specializes in camps, private training, team camps and serves all ages and skill levels.  

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