Before he was a football coach in college and the NFL, Steve Fairchild was a player. He wasn’t recruited out of high school, but after spending a couple of successful seasons at San Diego Mesa Community College, big schools started calling. He opted for Colorado State University and proved to be a great fit at quarterback. He was 2nd Team All-WAC behind Jim McMahon and added a number of scholastic accolades.
He started coaching soon after getting his graduate degree from CSU and landed back at San Diego Mesa. Over the next 34 years, Steve coached every offensive position aside from the O-line with nearly a dozen teams. He was also the Offensive Coordinator at a few stops. His lone head coaching job came at his alma matter CSU when he took over for the fired Sonny Lubick in 2008. Taking over for a legend is tough and Steve’s overall record of 16-33 didn’t help his longevity. He was fired in 2011. It wasn’t the first time he was fired as a coach, and he learned a lot every time he was let go.
These days, Steve still coaches but on a much more personal level with his Fairchild QB Training where he works one on one with aspiring young quarterbacks.