Steve Axman

Steve Axman (born June 10, 1947) is an American football coach. He was recently the quarterbacks coach of the Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance of American Football (AAF). He was the head coach at Northern Arizona University from 1990 to 1997, compiling an overall record of 48 wins and 41 losses. Axman also served in the same capacity at Nicholls State University in 2014. He inherited the program in mid-September 2014, after being hired on an interim basis to replace Charlie Stubbs who had resigned after three games due to health issues.[1][2] He was replaced by Tim Rebowe at the end of the season.

Steve Axman
Biographical details
Born (1947-06-10) June 10, 1947
Huntington Station, New York
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1973MacArthur HS (NY)
1974East Stroudsburg (DL)
1975Albany (OL)
1976–1978Army (assistant)
1979Illinois (assistant)
1980–1984Arizona (OC/QB)
1985Denver Gold (OL)
1986Stanford (OL)
1987UCLA (OC/QB)
1988UCLA (OC/OL)
1989Maryland (QB)
1990–1997Northern Arizona
1998Minnesota (QB)
1999–2000Washington (QB)
2001–2002Washington (AHC/QB)
2003UCLA (OC/QB)
2004Washington (WR)
2006Montana (QB)
2007–2009Idaho (OC/TE)
2010–2011Idaho (OC/QB)
2013Simon Fraser (QB)
2014Nicholls State (interim HC)
2018Arizona Rattlers (OC)
2019Arizona Hotshots (QB)
Head coaching record
Overall48–50 (football)
6–5 (lacrosse)
0–1 (NCAA D-I-AA playoffs)

After spending 2018 in the Indoor Football League as the Arizona Rattlers' offensive coordinator,[3] Axman joined the Hotshots for the 2019 AAF season.[4]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall ConferenceStanding Bowl/playoffs Rank#
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (Big Sky Conference) (1990–1997)
1990 Northern Arizona 5–63–5T–5th
1991 Northern Arizona 3–81–7T–8th
1992 Northern Arizona 4–72–5T–6th
1993 Northern Arizona 7–43–4T–5th
1994 Northern Arizona 7–44–3T–4th
1995 Northern Arizona 7–44–3T–2nd
1996 Northern Arizona 9–37–12ndL NCAA Division I-AA First Round8
1997 Northern Arizona 6–54–4T–4th
Northern Arizona: 48–4128–32
Nicholls State Colonels (Southland Conference) (2014)
2014 Nicholls State 0–90–811th
Nicholls State: 0–90–8

Coaching tree

Assistants under Axman who became NCAA or NFL head coaches


  1. "Nicholls State football coach Charlie Stubbs resigns". The Times-Picayune. September 14, 2014. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  2. "Axman is interim Nicholls State football coach". USA Today. Associated Press. September 17, 2014. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  3. Olbert, Richard (January 24, 2018). "Arizona Rattlers notes: Nick Davila back to AFL to play, Steve Axman joins staff". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  4. "Arizona Hotshots: Nick Aliotti, Hugh Freeze, Steve Axman join coaching staff". The Arizona Republic. October 11, 2018. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
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