Coach Stephen Devine grew up in Houston and played soccer at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory. At ESA since 2014, he now serves as MiddleSchool Athletic Director and Girls' Upper School Soccer Coach. A four-year starter and Senior Captain at Emory & Henry University in Emory, Virginia, he graduated in 2007 and went on to serve as Graduate Assistant Soccer Coach for the Men's and Women's programs at Emory & Henry College (2008-2010).
Coach Devine moved to Louisiana after earning a master's degree in education in 2011, and was the Head Girls' Soccer Coach at Acadiana High School (2011-2014), where he earned honors as Division 1 District 3 Coach of the Year in 2011 & 2013. An assistant Girls Soccer Coach at ESA in 2014 and 2015, he took on the Head Coach role in 2016. Coach Devine also coaches Cajun Soccer 11-16 year old boys and girls teams.