Former Brown All-Ivy linebacker Steve Ziogas ’09 returned to his alma mater in 2012 as a defensive assistant for the Bears. He was the successful defensive line coach at Wesleyan for two years (2010, 2011).
As a player at Brown, Ziogas was a two-year starter, who helped the Bears win Ivy League Championships in 2008 and 2005, earning the distinction of being a member of the first class in Brown history to capture two Ivy titles.
He earned All-Ivy honors in 2008 after leading the Bears' defense with 65 total tackles, including three for a loss, two quarterback sacks, four pass break-ups and an interception. As a senior, he earned the 2008 Eugene Swift Award as the member of the Brown team who best displays character, devotion, fairness and personal courage.
Ziogas, who is working towards his Masters of Liberal Arts in Social Sciences at Wesleyan, began his college coaching as a recruiter and quality control advocate at Central Connecticut St. U. in 2009, and was part of the Blue Devils NEC Championship squad. He was also served as Academic Coordinator at CCSU.
Steve was a player/coach for the Carinthian Black Lions in the Austrian Football League, seeing action at linebacker, defensive back and running back. He served as the defensive coordinator and led the squad in tackles for the 2010 season.
A native of Bristol, Conn, Steve was an All-Conference and All-State football standout in high school. He played in the Connecticut-Rhode Island Governor's Cup game in 2005 and received a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete award. He also volunteered as a coach with his former high school during his college playing career.