Steve Oliver joined the Lions in 2021 after spending the past five seasons coaching at the collegiate level. A former offensive lineman for the University of San Diego, Oliver played for the Toreros from 2011-15, and was coached by current Lions Offensive Line Coach Hank Fraley during the 2012 season. After playing collegiately, Oliver began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at the University of Idaho in 2016 as an offensive assistant, working primarily with the offensive line for two seasons.
He went on to become Idaho's director of operations in 2018 and oversaw the day-to-day operations of the program including team travel, logistics, meal planning and community involvement. During the 2018 spring football season, Oliver was named an assistant coach at Montana State-Northern, serving as the offensive line coach, run game coordinator and recruiting coordinator.
In 2019, Oliver was named Idaho's tight ends coach before returning to his alma mater in 2020 to oversee the tight ends. He earned his bachelor's degree in finance in 2016. A native of Chandler, Ariz., Oliver is married to his wife, Abby.