Steven Dahm completed his 11th season at the helm of the USC Aiken Tennis program in 2012.
His men's teams have compiled a 131-104 record overall and a Peach Belt Conference record of 25-67. The women's teams have combined for a 128-111 total record, going 38-74 in Peach Belt play.
The Pacer women finished the 2012 season 13-8 while going 7-5 against Peach Belt foes. The men's team finished their campaign at 9-8, with a 2-7 conference record. Both teams finished the season ranked in the top-40 nationally but were left out of the Regional Tournaments.
Dahm has led both teams to national rankings and to the NCAA Tournament.
In the final ITA NCAA Division II men’s tennis rankings of 2009, USC Aiken’s men’s tennis team concluded the 2009 season ranked a program-best fifth.
USC Aiken, who received a bye into the semifinal round of the Savannah regional of the NCAA Division II Men’s Tennis Tournament, defeated No. 18 Francis Marion to advance to the regional final against No. 1 Armstrong Atlantic.
The Pirates were able to claim the regional title, but the Pacers still concluded the year 19-5 overall. AASU went on to win its second straight national crown a couple weeks later.
The Pacers as a team won 13 of their final 15 matches in 2009.
Three USC Aiken men’s tennis players were chosen to the 2009 NCAA Division II Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Men’s All-America team at the conclusion of the 2009 spring campaign.
Bruno Seves was tabbed to the team as a singles player, while Dagoberto Darezzo and Edward Horne were selected to the team as a doubles tandem. Seves had become the program’s first ever All-America selection one year earlier in 2008.
In 2010, USC Aiken once again had two players chosen to the ITA All-America team as Gregory Andrade and Juan Xavier Ponce were named All-Americans by virtue of ending the year ranked ninth nationally.
A native of Kenmore, N.Y., Dahm came to USC Aiken from Division I Furman University where he served as the assistant men’s coach for two seasons.
Dahm has a strong foundation of coaching experience. He has spent time at the Van der Meer Tennis Center, the University of Rochester and the Country Club of Buffalo, where he was the head tennis professional for five summers.
In collegiate play, Dahm was the number one singles and doubles player at the University of Buffalo. He was selected to the Mid-American All-Conference team as well as the First-Team All-Star squad. While attending UB, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.