Steve is in his 48th season as the head coach of the wrestling
team at the Coast Guard Academy.
Eldridge was inducted into the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III Hall of Fame in 1995 and was the Lifetime Service to Wrestling recipient by the Hall of Fame last year. He is the first coach at the Coast Guard Academy to earn national Hall of Fame honors as a coach.
Under his guidance, the Bears have enjoyed great success with five New England Championships while placing second four times. Eldridge earned Coach of the Year honors four times.
Coach Eldridge has twice served as the President of the National Wrestling Coaches Association and has twice hosted the Division III National Championships at the Academy.
Eldridge has coached nine All-America selections including two-time National runner-up Chris Fertig and most recently Nate Giorgio, who placed fourth last season as a freshman at 125 pounds.
Eldridge, is a 1989 inductee of the Coast Guard Academy Hall of Fame.