A former All-ACFC quarterback in 1998 for the Wolverines, Steve Azzanesi is in his 14th year at Wesley College after joining the coaching staff in January of 2002.
Azzanesi's main responsibility is coaching wide receivers, where he has coached seven of the school's 10 all-time leading receivers, while also serving as Wesley's recruiting coordinator and head coach of the Wolverines' junior varsity team. In addition to his responsibilities on the gridiron, Azzanesi is the Assistant Athletic Director for Promotions at Wesley and also teaches several courses as an adjunct professor.
The 2015 season saw the wide receiving corps develop in both talent and depth. Bryce Shade and James Okike each emerged as elite targets for Joe Callahan while freshman Alex Kemp also blossomed in his first season as a Wolverine. The pass-catching contingent helped to propel quarterback Joe Callahan to the Gagliardi Trophy.
In 2014, Steve Koudossou had arguably the greatest year for a Wesley wide receiver. Despite being only a junior, Steve Koudossou set the school-record for career receptions and receiving yards, while also shattering existing records in single-game receptions and yards. Koudossou will go into the 2014 season as the NCAA Division III active leader in receiving yards.
The 2011 season could be considered a banner year for Wolverine wideouts as both Matt Barile and Koudossou averaged a school-record 29.7 yards per catch. Kodossou also would line up in the Wesley backfield and took his attempts nearly 20 yards per carry.
Azzanesi was a four-year letterwinner and starting quarterback for the Wolverines in 1998. He led Wesley to a 7-3 mark and an ECAC Bowl game his senior season. Azzanesi passed for 1,234 yards and 12 touchdowns, and is recognized as one of the best rushing QB's in Wolverine history. Rushing for 252 yards and scoring four times on the ground in 1998. Azzanesi was also a three-year starter at shortstop on the Wolverines baseball team.
In 2000, Azzanesi graduated from Wesley with a degree in Communications & Accounting, graduating with over a 3.0 GPA and was a member of the ACFC All-Academic Team. After graduation, he worked at WBOC TV-16 as a sports reporter, before returning to his alma mater. Azzanesi completed his Masters in Business Administration from Wesley in May 2004. He is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and a graduate of St. Elizabeth High School. Azzanesi played for Coach Joe Hemphill, a Wesley alumnus, where he quarterbacked the Vikings to a State Championship in 1994.
Coach Azzanesi, who is currently pursuing his doctorate, resides in Milford, Delaware with his wife, Margaux, two sons Luke and Paul, and daughter, Marin.