On March 1, 2005, Les Steckel became the seventh president/CEO of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Steckel’s extensive involvement with FCA dates back to 1972 when, as a college football coach, he attended his first FCA conference. In the 30-plus years since, Steckel has served as a Huddle Leader, platform speaker, camp dean and football clinician at various FCA Camps across the nation. He led Bible studies throughout his NFL career and served regularly as a guest speaker for FCA events.
Steckel’s football coaching career spans over 30 years. After spending five years as a college coach at the University of Colorado and the U.S. Naval Academy, Steckel began his NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers in 1978. His experience includes serving as the offensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans, whom he helped guide to the 2000 Super Bowl, and for the New England Patriots during their 1985 Super Bowl season. Steckel also held the position of offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and was head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. Additionally, he has been a position coach with the Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, Houston Oilers and Buffalo Bills.
Dr. Susan H. West currently serves as Chief of Staff and Vice President in the Office of the President at Belmont University. During her 28 years at Belmont, she has worked in Admissions, Special Academic Programs, and the University College. Dr. West is a member of the Peer Learning Network of Belmont University, Nashville Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, and Women in Higher Education of Tennessee (WHET). She was a member of the 2006 class of Leadership Middle Tennessee and the 2014-15 Leadership Nashville class. Currently she serves on the boards of Habitat for Humanity, St. Thomas Health and the Middle Tennessee State University Friends of the College of Liberal Arts.