Steve Otterbein played football at Hillsdale College for four years from 2003-06. In February 2010, he came back home.
Otterbein enters the 2017 season coaching Hillsdale's cornerbacks and special teams after spending seven seasons as the wide receivers coach. He is the oldest son of head coach Keith Otterbein. Prior to his return to Hillsdale, Steve spent three seasons as a graduate assistant at Eastern Michigan University.
While at EMU, he worked with the team’s defensive linemen every day at practice, and assisted with practice preparation for the program’s scout team offense and special teams. He also had extensive behind-the-scenes responsibilities in all aspects of EMU’s football program, including working with the team’s out-of-area recruiting program.
Otterbein's recruiting territory covers north east Ohio.
Otterbein earned his degree from Hillsdale in May 2007, majoring in secondary education and physical education, along with a minor in math. In April 2010, he received his master’s degree in sports management from Eastern Michigan. Otterbein was a two-year starter at safety for the Chargers, and was selected to the GLIAC All-Academic Team three times. He lives in Hillsdale with his wife Lisa and their son Tyson and daughter Lucille.