Steve Probst joined the Stony Brook football staff in the summer of 2012. He will work with the quarterbacks and wide receivers.
A native of Farmingdale, N.Y., Probst played two seasons at Hofstra University. As a freshman, he led the Pride with seven TD passes. As a sophomore, he passed for 466 yards, including a long of 89, and five touchdowns, and ran for 300 yards and two scores.
In an upset over No. 7 James Madison in 2009, Probst threw a touchdown pass in a seven-point win over the Dukes.
Probst transferred to the University of Rhode Island, where he was the only CAA quarterback to pass for more than 1,800 yards and rush for more than 600 yards as a junior in 2010. He ranked third in the conference in total offense (225.1), and led the Rams in passing and rushing.
As a senior, Probst passed for 917 yards and eight touchdowns, and ran for 369 yards, including a long of 71 yards, and five scores.
Probst won the Doc Snyder Award, given to Nassau County's top quarterback, as a senior. He led Farmingdale to the Conference I championship and the Rutgers Cup, presented to Nassau's top team. In eight games, he passed for 861 yards and eight touchdowns and rushed for 702 yards and 10 scores, including a five-touchdown effort against Freeport.