Born and raised in New York City, Steffen played competitive baseball for 10 years, mostly at second base. He earned league credentials as a senior, as well as an invite to the historic Penn League in upstate New York. After baseball ended, Steffen completed his education and relocated to California. He renewed his activity in baseball by volunteering as a little league coach for 7 years. While coaching little league, Steffen managed an 11 yr old team that earned the section championship for the first time in 27 yrs. He helped to launch a local baseball academy, housing over 120 players ranging in age from 8 to 18. While coaching at the academy, Steffen helped to develop baseball systems while working side by side with coaches and players from Texas University, Chicago Cubs, Sac City and the Boston Red Sox. His coaching goal is to see all student-athletes reach the next level, both in baseball and life.