Stueck comes to Yale from Illinois College where he served as a men’s and women’s assistant coach last fall. He helped guide the women’s team to 11 wins, the most in school history, and the men’s team to its first conference tournament appearance since 2001.
Prior to that, he spent five months as a sales and marketing intern for the MLS New England Revolution.
Stueck enjoyed a standout playing career as well. Collegiately, he played at Northeastern and Providence. At Brookfield High School in Connecticut, he was a 2010 NSCAA All-America selection, set the school record with 93 career goals and was a two-time team captain. He also played for the USA U14 and 15 National Soccer teams where he was coached by Manny Schelscheidt and Jim Barlow. He played his club soccer with Oakwood Soccer Club.
Stueck holds a BS in finance from Providence College.
“AJ is actually a player that I recruited some while I was at Michigan State so it’s funny how things come together in different ways at times,” head coach Kylie Stannard said. “As soon as I spoke with AJ and told him my vision and goals for the program, I knew he was bought into the process and doing all that is necessary to help this program be successful. AJ is from Connecticut, knows this region very well, and has already started working with the Oakwood Soccer Club. He was a successful player and brings a youthful eagerness and hunger to get into college coaching and will do a great job of connecting with our players. He is also mature beyond his years.”