KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Sioux Falls Stampede assistant coach Dallas Steward is highlighted in the March/April, 2013 issue of FCA Magazine, an official publication of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Steward, who is in his second year with the Stampede and also serves as the team’s scouting director, played collegiate hockey on the NCAA Division I level at Alaska-Anchorage before embarking on a six-year professional playing career that was eventually cut short due to injuries. He has since spent a year studying at a seminary before moving into coaching.
In FCA Magazine, Steward discusses his transition from player to coach, how he models Christ in his coaching role, and his involvement with FCA Hockey.
“I want to teach (my players) that faith can be implemented into their sport,” Steward said. “Hockey is very physical, and at times violent, but they can be strong Christian men and still be good hockey players. I want them to see that in me as a coach, too.”
The Heart of a Coach feature fits perfectly in a March/April issue of FCA Magazine that is focused on coaches. The cover article, Following Her Leader, features Florida State University women’s basketball coach Sue Semrau. Also featured are stories about the unlikely career path of Tim Hays, who led Colorado Christian College to the 2012 National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association national championship, and the growth of FCA in Utah. The issue also featured Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry’s first-person testimony about his relationship with Jesus Christ and a pull-out poster featuring Curry. North Carolina women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell and Connecticut men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie also lend their voices to the magazine, and regular favorites Heart of a Coach (featuring Sioux Falls Stampede assistant coach Dallas Steward in this issue), Heart of an Athlete (USA Wrestling’s Chase Pami), FCA Region Report (Rockies region) and columns by FCA CEO Les Steckel, vice president Jimmy Page and Nebraska running backs coach Ron Brown return.
More information about FCA Magazine, including ordering information and digital versions of the stories, is available at www.fca.org/mag. Fans can follow FCA Magazine on Twitter at @FCAMag or on Facebook at facebook.com/FCAMag.
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