Steve Annese has served on the Bulldog staff since the arrival of his father, current FSU head coach Tony Annese, back in 2012. He presently serves as the program's outside receivers coach and assists with various other squad duties.
In the 2015 campaign, he helped the Bulldogs to a second-straight GLIAC Championship and unbeaten regular season. FSU posted its first NCAA Playoff victory in 19 years and ran its regular-season winning streak to 25 consecutive games.
The Bulldogs reached even greater heights in 2016 as Ferris State advanced to the NCAA Division II National Semifinals for only the second time in school history. During the memorable postseason run, FSU captured the Super Region Four Championship by beating archrival Grand Valley State on the road in the regional final. The Bulldogs also broke the school record for most consecutive regular-season victories by stretching the mark to 28 in a row early in the year. Ferris State followed up the memorable campaign by reaching the D2 Playoffs for the fourth year in a row in 2017, finishing with an 11-2 record while making its second-straight national quarterfinal showing.
Overall, Annese has helped FSU win two conference championships and a super regional title while making four-straight NCAA Playoff appearances during his tenure on the Bulldog staff.