Nathan Steinmetz, Head of Performance
Steinmetz joins the Fire after most recently serving as Director of High Performance for Saint Louis FC’s 1st Team and Academy, a club he joined in 2016. During that time Steinmetz created the club’s first High Performance department, overseeing the areas of Medical, Strength & Conditioning, Sport Science, Sport Psychology, Dietetics, and Social Welfare. In his 5 years with STLFC he was part of the US Open Cup Quarter Finalist Team in 2019, 2 playoff qualification teams and 1 Conference Semi-Finalist USL Championship team in 2018 and 2020, and the U19 US Developmental Academy 3rd place team in 2019.
Prior to STLFC, Steinmetz’s 23-year career includes five years as a Strength & Conditioning Coach for The University of Tennessee, two years as Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for Sullivan High School, several Performance Director roles with wellness facilities and athletic clubs, High Performance consulting with collegiate programs and federal agencies, and 20 years as a Soccer Coach. He has been a multi-disciplinary team member of 3 Division I National Championship teams, numerous SEC Conference and Regular Season Championship Teams, and worked with many Olympians. His diverse background has provided opportunities to work with athletes of all ages and levels while cultivating a comprehensive understanding of holistic development. Steinmetz has a M.S. in Sport Psychology, B.S.Ed in Exercise Science, B.S.Ed in K-12 Physical Education and Health, is a C.S.C.S. through the NSCA, and has his USSF C License.