Steve Fagan
Steve Fagan
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 201-559-3540
Previous College: Pace '93

Steve Fagan was named Felician's head women's basketball coach in September 2008. After a rebuilding year, he posted three consecutive winning seasons -- the first time that had happened in program history.

Fagan has led Felician to five Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference playoff berths. He has coached one all-region, four all-Met, and eight all-conference players, as well as an Academic All-America® and 23 Academic all-CACC performers. In July 2019, he was promoted to full-time head coach with no other duties.

Fagan and the Golden Falcons achieved several milestones during the 2017-18 campaign. He became Felician's career leader in coaching victories with an early-season neutral-site triumph over New York Institute of Technology. A short time later, he earned his 100th NCAA victory. Felician finished the season in fourth place in the CACC North Division, returning to the conference tournament for the first time in four years. 

In 2011-12, Fagan guided the Golden Falcons to the CACC North Division regular-season title. For his efforts, he was named the CACC Coach of the Year. 

Community service has been a hallmark of Fagan's Felician teams. Every season since his arrival, the Golden Falcons have acted as chaperones at the Rutherford Ragamuffin Parade and held a "Shoot for Hunger" holiday food drive at a November or December home game. More recently, Felician team members and coaches have volunteered at the Tunnel 2 Towers 5K Walk and Run, a fundraiser for 9/11 first responders.

Fagan was named the chair of the CACC Women's Basketball Coaches' Committee prior to the 2017-18 season. He was selected by the conference to attend the 2019 NCAA Division II Identity Workshop in Indianapolis, Ind.

Fagan came to Felician after one season as the head coach at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. From 2002-07, he was the head coach and assistant director of athletics at Globe Institute of Technology. He posted an 89-43 record in five seasons at Globe, guiding the Knights to four NJCAA Division 1 regional championship games.

Fagan began his coaching career at St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School in Staten Island, N.Y. - his alma mater – while also teaching physical education for three years. In 1996, he became the lead assistant at Division-I St. Francis College of Brooklyn.

Fagan served as the interim head coach of the Terriers for the 1999-2000 campaign. He went on to work for the basketball instruction organization The Hoop Group for two years.

Fagan played collegiately at Brooklyn College and Pace University before receiving his bachelor of arts degree in mass media/communications from Pace in 1993. As a junior, he set Pace's single-season assist record with 148.

Fagan was the coordinator of internal operations for the athletics department from 2008-19, and serves on the Felician Athletics Hall of Fame Committee. He resides in Howell with his wife, Larissa, and four children. 


Year School Overall Record Conference Comments
1999-2000 St. Francis (NY) 2-25 1-17
(12th NEC)
  • Interim Coach
2007-08 John Jay 5-20 3-10
(5th CUNYAC North)
2008-09 FELICIAN 5-22 3-14
(5th CACC North)
2009-10 FELICIAN 16-11 10-9
(5th CACC North)
  • School-record tying 7-gm win streak
  • Most wins for FC since 1998-99
2010-11 FELICIAN 18-9 12-7
(3rd CACC North)
  • CACC Quarterfinals
  • School-record 8-game win streak
  • School record for win percentage
2011-12 FELICIAN 17-10 14-5
(1st CACC North)
  • CACC Coach of the Year
  • CACC North Division Regular-Season Champion
  • CACC Quarterfinals
  • School-record 10-game win streak
  • School-record for conference wins
2012-13 FELICIAN 8-18 8-11
(T-5th CACC North)
2013-14 FELICIAN 12-15 10-9
(T-3rd CACC North)
  • CACC Quarterfinals
2014-15 FELICIAN 6-20 5-14
(5th CACC North)
2015-16 FELICIAN 2-24 2-17
(T-6th CACC North)
2016-17 FELICIAN 6-20 5-14
(5th CACC North)
2017-18 FELICIAN 10-17 8-11
(4th CACC North)
  • Felician record 92nd victory 11/18
  • Earned 100th NCAA victory 12/5
  • Earned 100th win at Felician 2/24
  • CACC Quarterfinals
2018-19 FELICIAN 9-18 9-10
(4th CACC North)
  • CACC Quarterfinals
11 yrs Felician Total 109-184
88-121 (.421)
  • Three consecutive winning seasons 2009-13
         (1st time in program history)
  • Program's all-time wins leader
13 yrs Career Total 116-229 (.336) 90-148 (.378) Does not include 89-43 NJCAA Record at Globe Tech


Last updated 8/8/19